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 Health Education Coordinator 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 Child and Adolescent Day Treatment programs to support children with mental illness.
Develop and maintain the newsletter content to share events and information from the Department of Environmental Health & Community Wellness with community members. Also, develop and maintain a calendar of events happening within the department to promote collaboration among different internal teams.
Develop and implement new family programs related to environment and health.
Community Garden Coordination and Oversight:
Provide oversight and coordination of community gardens and partner school gardens. This includes advertising the gardens, enrolling community gardeners, offering community support and answering questions, coordinating garden events for the gardeners and community members, and maintaining the area around the gardens.
Collaborate with the Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator and Health Education Coordinator to plan and coordinate community events and programs to promote community building, environmental sustainability, and health.
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.
Develop printed materials (e.g. flyers, handouts, etc.) for programs within the department.
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
Reliable transportation to different sites within Milwaukee
Line of Supervision
The Environmental Health Co-teacher & Community Capacity Builder AmeriCorps Member will report directly to Health Education Coordinator
Interested applicants should fill out the SSCHC application by clicking the link below. For more information, please visit https://sschc.org/get-involved/americorps/
Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers is an equal employment opportunity employer and will offer reasonable accommodations upon request.