The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau is looking for a Health Educator for their Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (CAPP) Program.
Contact Dena Williams, Deputy Director at:
(914) 665-2393 or (914) 359-1443 or [email protected]
Community Based Initiative with the purpose to develop and expand primary prevention programs aimed at decreasing the incidence of adolescent pregnancy and reducing the risk of STDs and HIV/AIDS. Specific goals of the C.A.P.P. initiative and local C.A.P.P. Projects are: 1. Promote healthy sexual behaviors and reduce the practice of risky sexual behaviors among adolescents, using Evidence Based Curriculums 2. Ensure access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare and family planning services for adolescents 3. Expand opportunities and provide support and alternatives to sexual activity for adolescents 4. Improve the community environment for adolescents through development of a coordinated community plan HIV/AIDS Peer Education - “Safety First” program trains youth from the Mount Vernon Teen Task Force with the American Red Cross on HIV/AIDS prevention and education.
The Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (CAPP) initiative will support staffing for
a team of Health Educators and Health Educator Supervisor.
Under the supervision of the Health Educator Supervisor, the Health Educator duties and
• Completes orientation and trainings including mandatory on-line implementation training
prior to delivering evidence-based programming. This training is available on the ACT
for Youth website at www.actforyouth.net. Completes training for the specific evidence-
based programming, if defined by the model developer.
• Delivers evidenced-based program with fidelity to youth in a variety of settings.
• Conducts community outreach and education.
• Completes required reporting accurately and timely as designated.
• Provides assistance and/or referrals for youth to obtain comprehensive family planning
services, health services or other essential support services as identified.
Health Educator Qualifications:
• Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in health education or health related field.
• Ability to facilitate discussion /teach classes to youth in a variety of settings on
reproductive health topics such as reproductive anatomy, contraceptive methods, STIs,
• Experience working with youth and demonstrated ability to be inclusive and non-
stigmatizing in their role.
• Knowledge of or experience with priority population to be served and community.
• Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and/or weekends.
• Bilingual skills, depending on the community and youth being served.