Teens, We Need Your Help!
Youth Advisory Council
We’re looking for students aged 14 to 20 from areas within our network to join our Youth Advisory Council as volunteers. The role of a council members is to advise, review, and make recommendations related to our ECHO social media campaign.
We are looking for experienced teachers to conduct presentations in schools and youth organizations using quality relationship curriculum that is fun, relevant and developmentally age-appropriate. Will train and mentor to serve Franklin, Adams or York Counties.
Job Title: Program Educator
Classification: Part Time; hourly (“as needed”; average 10-20 hours/month; 46 weeks/year)
Reports to: PYI Program Director
Penn’s Youth Initiative, Inc. (PYI), a 501c3 education nonprofit, resources schools and youth organizations for social and emotional wellness and risk avoidance skills through quality relationship education. By utilizing an evidence-based curriculum backed by medical research and social science, PYI aims to engage young people through dynamic, interactive presentations that are light-hearted, affirming and developmentally age-appropriate.
The Program Educator will serve in a pivotal role, working to provide PYI programming in the FAY (Franklin, Adams, & York Counties) region, delivering in-person presentations to schools and youth organizations. This individual will aid PYI by serving one county of choice, targeting high-risk populations in school districts and youth organizations. Occasional services to neighboring counties may be requested. Reliable transportation is a must.
PYI will train and mentor this individual during a probationary period of 3 months.
- Prepare lesson plans and deliver presentations using REAL Essentials (RE).
- Deliver PYI presentations to 5th -12th grade students in school districts, youth organizations and other at-risk youth populations.
- Foster a positive, professional presence within the community.
- Follow protocols to collect and enter performance measure data.
Committed to seeking and participating in training and educational opportunities to enhance and develop skill sets important for this position.
- Passionately committed to teaching the optimal health model to youth.
- High school diploma or equivalent (college degree preferred).
- Teaching experience with excellent recommendations.
- The ability to prepare and teach lesson plans within a timely manner.
- Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
- Dependable, stable, and capable of following through on commitments.
- Excellent technological, oral and written communication skills.
- Adept with current technology and able to learn new skills. Proficient in Word, Zoom, Power Point and Prezi preferred.
- Must exhibit a high degree of respect for all students, regardless of age, religion, ethnicity, gender or socio-economic background.
- Self-starter and able to develop and execute plans with minimal supervision.
- Exhibits excellent problem-solving abilities and organization skills.
- Exhibits excellent team orientation and relationship skills.
- Flexible schedule and dependable transportation.
Upon hire, ability to secure Child Abuse Clearance, State Police Clearance and FBI Fingerprinting and Criminal Background Check. On an annual basis, participate in training for mandated reporting of child abuse.
Activities in performance of duties include sitting, standing, walking, climbing stairs, lifting to 25lbs, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling, keystroking on a keyboard or similar device, talking, hearing and seeing.
Join Our Team as a Volunteer
Are you passionate about youth and the work PYI is doing in your community? Do you have time and/or special skills to offer PYI?
We are currently seeking help with the following:
- Board Members – (especially in the area of finance and development)
- Classroom Volunteers – accompany a PYI Program Educator to presentation assignment.
- Administrative Volunteers – assist with various projects/assignments.
- YAC Team Volunteers (14-20yr olds) – (see ECHO section above)