Youth Engagement Coordinator-Temporary
Position Title: Youth Engagement Coordinator-Temporary
Wage/Salary Range: $12.00 per hour
FLSA Status: Hourly, non-exempt
Employment Status: Temporary, 6 weeks approx 10-15 hours/week
Probationary Period: NA
Training Period: 6 weeks
Primary Location(s): CHS will provide office space in the SBHC located at the assigned school
Secondary location(s): Remote work available for most of the duties
St. Helens School District, Rainier School District, Clatskanie School District and Vernonia School District all eligible locations.
Position Description Summary
The aim of this program is to establish meaningful engagement with students to prevent unhealthy behaviors. We anticipate low-income students to be at highest risk of unhealthy behaviors and poor health due to unemployment concerns. Lower-income households are less likely to be able to work from home, provide childcare and monitor virtual learning when students are excluded because of symptoms, isolation, or assigned to virtual learning due to state requirements for physical distancing. With COVID-19 rules for school engagement, it is likely that this population will either hide symptoms to avoid school exclusion, or stay home sick alone so parents don't miss work, providing students with more unsupervised opportunity to engage in risky behaviors.
According to Oregon Healthy Teens Survey (2019 https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/BIRTHDEATHCERTIFICATES/SURVEYS/OREGONHEALTHYTEENS/Documents/2019/County/Columbia%20County%20Profile%20Report.pdf), Columbia County Teens have higher-than-state-average rates of unmet physical and mental health needs. They also score consistently lower-than-state for meeting positive youth development benchmarks, and have been decreasing since 2015.
Therefore, this program aims to do the following: (Goals)
1. Develop a trusting relationship between students and SBHC team through consistent and meaningful engagement.
2. Create a sense of belonging and ownership/empowerment of healthy choices
3. Disseminate youth-developed and youth-friendly messaging
4. Increase access to care through youth-led word-of-mouth and social media
Key Accountability: Student Engagement
· Build relationships with student and faculty on campus
· Identify relevant health topics
· Survey and assess student’s sense of belonging (at start and end of job)
Approximate Percentage of time: 25%
· Maintain daily contact with CHS Supervisor and SBHC (on days when working)
Key Accountability: Health Promotion
· After identifying the relevant health needs, work with CHS team to find ways to meet those needs. Provide 2-way communication to students.
Approximate Percentage of time: 50%
· Communication with CHS team and students
· Willingness to grow and learn and be accessible to the teams
· Number of youth-targeted messages pushed out by CHS and SBHC (and track the avenues)
Key Accountability: Documentation
· Track meetings, student/faculty conversations, and messaging distributed.es
Approximate Percentage of time: 25%
· Documentation is accurate, reliable and legible
Use only the telephone, computer and electronic equipment provided by CHS
Expectations for all staff include:
· Ability to work well with internal (coworkers, patients) and external (community partners) people is essential
· Utilization of agency tools and resources to maximize efficiency is critical (Google calendars, online order requests, email lists, etc.)
· Shall uphold the code of ethics in every interaction
· Shall represent PH professionally by being prepared, arriving on time, being engaged in the activity, and communicating factual information
· Must pass all site reviews
· Take responsibility for requesting additional training needs immediately
· Expected to keep workspace functional, sanitary & presentable for others to use
· Attend monthly staff meetings and quarterly program meetings.
· Maintain strict confidentiality of all patient information at all times.
· Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education Level Required
High School diploma required. Access to reliable transportation
Minimum experience level required
Amount of supervision received by the employee
CHS will provide guidance. Director supervision provided by CHS.
Analytical skill required
Employee will need to use training and best judgment
Level and budget volume of financial responsibility/accountability
Impact of actions carried by this position
Position will be instrumental in helping student understand the resources available to improve their health, and helping CHS staff understand issues relevant to students.
Diversity and complexity of the supervision exercised
Not responsible for supervision of other employees or volunteers
Scope of the human resources impact of this position
Level and Nature of internal contacts
Teamwork is expected amongst coworkers, with communication in-person, by phone and by email.
Level and Nature of external contacts
External contacts include all contacts through schools