Reconnecting Youth Teacher/Coordinator
(Temporary Position: January -April 2019)
The Teacher/Coordinator is an hourly school calendar position, which combines classroom teaching and program coordination duties. The individual hired will be able to work well with at risk students, other teachers, school administrators, student support service personnel (guidance, counseling, social workers, etc.) and parents.
- Work with school administrators to identify and recruit group of appropriate students based on clear criteria.
- Plan interesting and engaging classroom lessons based on well organized curriculum.
- Facilitate group process and promote positive peer support culture with group of 8-12 at risk high school students.
- Identify need for and facilitate connection with support resources for students in need of referral for intensive social, academic or emotional support.
- Ongoing process and outcome evaluation data collection and analysis.
- Communicate regularly with Guidance staff concerning needs and accomplishments of participating youth.
- Work to promote expansion of Reconnecting Youth program to other Saratoga County school districts, including negotiating with school administration, and coordinating teacher recruitment, training and support.
- Participate in all clinical group supervision meetings.
- Support all other Prevention Council Programs conducted in schools the teacher is placed.
Employee Role in Fund Development and Community Relations:
Incumbent is required to have an active role in the agency’s fund development efforts, as set forth by their supervisor.
- In addition, as employees, all staff are a representative of The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Council, and people form their impressions of the agency, in part, based on their interaction with our employees. Every personal contact with a current or potential donor or community member receiving our services and, thus, these impressions can influence their actions.
- All employees also can play a more active role in fund development by being alert to opportunities to identify potential new donors and volunteers.
- Teacher certification or degree in social work or human service field or experience with at-risk youth may be substituted. Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s preferred. Experience working with at-risk youth in an educational setting.
- Ability to model behavior consistent with the mission of The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Council.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent organizational skills; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
- Willingness to work a flexible schedule (including some evenings and weekends) and travel primarily throughout the agency’s geographic area.
Current valid driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance, and vehicle availability.
Deadline: Please submit a cover letter and resume by Monday, December 3rd to Patty Kilgore firstname.lastname@example.org
The Prevention Council is an equal opportunity employer