Sixteenth Street Community HealthCorps September 2021 – July 2022 Service Year Position Description Environmental Health Co-teacher& Community Capacity Builder AmeriCorps Member
Member Position – Summary and Purpose
The purpose of this role is to serve as a co-teacher implementing after school and summer camp programs, youth day treatment and family programs related to environment and health. Additional services of this position include, enhancing community building through community garden oversight and neighborhood engagement. This AmeriCorps Member will provide services alongside the Environmental Health Educator in the development and implementation of educational programming, and alongside the Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator to engage in community event planning, and community garden coordination and oversight.
Member Duties and Responsibilities
Environmental Health Education Co-teacher:
Plan and implement educational, fun, and creative activities that align to curriculum outcomes for children related to environment and health.
Member will plan and co-lead lessons and activities in an outdoor setting for children participating in the after-school programs, summer camp, and youth day treatment programs.
Develop and implement new family programs related to environment and health.
Community Garden Coordination and Oversight:
Provide oversight and coordination of community gardens. This includes advertising the gardens, enrolling community gardeners, offering community support and answering questions, coordinating garden events for the gardeners, and maintaining the area around the gardens.
Collaborate with the Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator to plan and coordinate community events to promote gardening, use of green spaces, and to bring the community together through innovative COVID safe approaches.
Develop, coordinate, and lead activities for the children’s walking club
Lead or co-lead education, advocacy, and/or outreach programs to expand capacity of the Dept. of Environmental Health & Community Wellness
Collect and report data of individuals served on a change of behavior or intent to change behavior for a healthier lifestyle.
Member will have the opportunity for mentorship, collaboration projects and event planning across Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers.
Member will avoid all prohibited activities while serving or representing AmeriCorps.
Qualifications and Experience
High school graduate, GED recipient, or working toward attaining a high school diploma or GED during the term of service. Members must agree to obtain either a diploma or GED before using an education award
18 years old or older, no upper age limit
Hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens
Pass a National Service Criminal History Check
Bilingual – Spanish fluency
Experience and interest in working with kids
Must have willingness and comfort working outside
Comfort with public speaking and making phone calls
Microsoft Word required, experience with Excel and/or other databases preferred
Ability to have flexible schedule and occasionally work weekends or evenings
Line of Supervision The Environmental Health Co-teacher & Community Capacity BuilderAmeriCorps Member will report directly to Environmental Health Educator
Application Process Interested applicants should fill out the SSCHC application by clicking the link below. For more information, please contact Erik Miller by phone at (414) 897-5609 during weekday office hours (8am-5pm) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers is an equal employment opportunity employer and will offer reasonable accommodations upon request.