Environmental Health Co-teacher & Community Capacity Builder, AmeriCorps Member
Milwaukee, WI 
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Contract/Freelance Project Description
Sixteenth Street Community HealthCorps
2023-2024 Service Year 

Environmental Health Co-teacher & Community Capacity Builder
AmeriCorps Member

Sixteenth Street is proud to have over a decade of experience hosting AmeriCorps members at our organization. The Sixteenth Street Community HealthCorps is a Public Health AmeriCorps program designed to tackle urgent health challenges and strengthen our country’s public health workforce. We receive funding from the CDC and the State of Wisconsin to train and place dedicated individuals within our departments to provide direct, patient-centered services. Through our member’s efforts, we can expand our mission to improve the health and well-being of those we care for within our health centers and out in the community. Learn more about the program on our website.  

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 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.  

 

Event Planning: 

  • 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. 

 

Overall 

  • 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 

 

Application Process 

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. 

 

Job Summary
Project Mode
Project/Job Outsourcing
Type of Project
Full Time
Project Payroll Preference
1099
Project Work Location
On-Site
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