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Overview

BASIC PURPOSE:

Under the guidance of the AAFCC Director, this position functions as a member of the African American Family Cultural Center. The Outreach & Education Worker will work with AAFCC staff to complete responsibilities related to planning, coordinating of outreach and education on ways to mitigate COVID-19. This individual will perform basic skills to assist creating Public Service Announcements for radio and TV. The Outreach & Education Worker will serve as a positive role model for consumers and utilize knowledge of services to provide information and referral as appropriate.  The Outreach & Education Worker will develop skills in public speaking, advocacy, leadership and project planning.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal Relationships:  AAFCC staff members

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in implementation of daily activities of the AAFCC/CA. COVID-19 Community Health Project (CCHP)
  • Conduct groups and surveys
  • Engage with community in a productive manner
  • Serve as a positive role model
  • Advocate for quality services and ensure that “youth voice” is included in program planning
  • Co-facilitate activity groups with a staff member when applicable
  • Provide information and referral to youth when applicable
  • Assist in presentations and special events to local organizations and community groups
  • Contribute to the production of activity calendar and quarterly newsletter
  • Participate in trainings and meetings as assigned
  • Maintain professional standards and behavior
  • Maintain a cooperative and positive working relationship with co-workers
  • Regular attendance
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED.
  • Ability to obtain a work permit if under the age of 18.
  • Health clearance, fingerprints and background check including Child Abuse index clearance from the Department of Justice.

Preferred:

Candidate who represents those we serve which includes persons with previous lived experience in one or more of the following areas; homelessness, foster care/group home, mental health, people who represent group(s) that are historically disadvantaged or marginalized.

TRANSPORTATION:

If the use of your personal vehicle is necessary for AAFCC business, you will be responsible for keeping a mileage record and submitting it to your supervisor for reimbursement.  Proof of current liability insurance on personal vehicles must be provided at the time of employment and when it expires.  Personal vehicle insurance is the primary coverage in case you are in an accident in your vehicle while on business for AAFCC.

 

LANGUAGE ABILITY:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and in small group situations to children, co-workers, and employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Basic math skills desired but not a requirement.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The following lists physical demands an employee will perform on a regular or occasional basis:

Sitting                                      Viewing a computer monitor

Typing/keyboarding                  Reading

Handwriting                             Talk or hear

Walking                                   Standing

On the phone                            Lifting an average weight of 15 lbs.

Crouch/Kneel/Stoop/Crawl        Reach with hands and arms

Calculator/10-key                      Not limited to this list of activities.

This position regularly requires being able to work at close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less) and to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).  Distance vision (clear at more than 20 feet), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point.) and depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships) are needed. The typical noise level in the work environment of this position is of moderate notice.  On occasion, you may be subjected to a loud noise level depending on equipment in use.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Employee shall work in a non-hostile work environment.  The employee is expected not to engage in any activity that unreasonably interferes with performance of any other employee, such as sexual harassment, illegal drug use, unlawful discrimination or any other behavior that unduly demeans or intimidates another employee. As an essential function of this position, the employee must be able to handle levels of stress satisfactorily and be congenial with employees, clients and other agencies at all times. An essential function of this position is being presentable to youth at all times.  Being a constant and consistent good role model.  This means you must be clean and presentable for your work shift.

How to Apply:  Email resume in MS Word or PDF format to swangberg@ncen.org with the job title as the subject.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 14