Job Classification Title: Association Subject Educator I
CCE of Schenectady County is seeking a full time, 35 hours per week qualified and experienced educator who primarily provides program delivery to improve healthy family and parenting choices among eligible families and individuals in Schenectady County.
As part of the Healthy Families New York and Healthy Schenectady Families Programs, this position works closely with the team of educators and supervisors to promote the well-being of parents, children and families through the use of existing evidence-based health education and parenting curricula delivered through home visits. Positive, persistent and individualized outreach from the educator keeps families involved in the program and leads to improved outcomes for children, parents, and the community.
Please include a cover letter, resume and three references (at least one who is a current or former supervisor or teacher).
Once your application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are internal applicants; please refer to Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) for additional guidance.
All applications must be received on-line by June 30, 2017. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in a human services or related field OR an Associate's degree in human services or related field and at least 2 years related work or volunteer experience.
Ability to teach evidence-based health education and parenting curricula to participants and work with diverse audiences of all ages.
Ability to carry supplies and equipment, climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
Proficiency in the use of modern electronic technology and software (e.g., video, audio, computers, texting, Microsoft Office Programs, social media, internet and database software, etc.)
Ability to work independently and to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
Ability to read and write in English.
Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to plan and organize work responsibilities according to priorities developed with team members and immediate supervisor.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver's license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.
Ability to meet acceptable background check requirements.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, and occasional overnight travel.
Familiarity with the community in which the work takes place and ability to utilize program resources within the community.
Familiarity with a variety of program delivery methods to reach individuals and groups in youth and adult audiences and ability to integrate youth and adult development principles into educational activities.
Ability to speak, read and write proficiently in the Spanish language, or other non-English language as is spoken in the target community.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Delivery - 85%
Deliver educational programs initially to 15-18 families, gradually increasing to 20-25 families throughout the first year of employment, requiring the frequent transportation of program materials and oneself to participant homes.
Utilize existing evidence-based curricula and support materials to provide accurate, relevant parenting and health education to participating families.
Under the existing program parameters, observe parent/child interactions and provide positive feedback to parents throughout the home visits.
Assist supervisor with development and implementation of Family Goal Plans.
Meets or exceeds targeted education delivery goals assigned by the supervisor as indicated by the funding source
Conduct home visits on a weekly basis that then decrease over time until the participant's child begins school or Head Start.
Assist the supervisor to help ensure program delivery conforms to policies and objectives of the program and funder requirements.
Utilize motivational interviewing strategies in working with all family members to address individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
Utilize established program outline; provide individualized education and development of family goal plans that result in improved birth outcomes; timely attainment of recommended immunizations and preventive care; increased breastfeeding support; decreased use of harsh parenting practices; improved early literacy and increased demonstration of behaviors that promote learning in a school setting.
Utilize skills in assessing parent/child interactions, knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate parenting strategies.
Assist in mass media (social and print) educational efforts related to program.
Provide special educational efforts such as parent/child group facilitation, program/parent committees, and community meetings.
Maintain a strong, supportive, and professional relationship with program participants and have the ability to communicate with families on a wide range of issues including but not limited to, health, wellness and prevention of domestic violence.
Encourage families to identify a primary health care provider and educate the family about the importance of regular access to preventive care.
Evaluate family functioning and make connections to other Extension programs and community resources, serve as liaison for client families to other programs such as WIC, SNAP-ed, EFNEP, Head Start, etc.
Represent CCE to the public, community leaders, government officials and Cornell University in a professional manner.
Program Evaluation - 5%
Based on established parameters, provide program evaluation data to the program supervisor, assist in data analysis and make recommendations to supervisors for strengthening and improving programs.
May assist in making recommendations for improvements.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Maintain record of participants, complete reports, and accurately collect and prepare paperwork as required for the program evaluation process.
Complete necessary written documentation as required by programs and funders
Organize a weekly schedule with supervisor to accommodate needs of participant families.
On a frequent basis transports self, also carrying program materials and resources to participant homes and additional community based settings.
May assist in the development of marketing materials for educational events
Assist supervisor with public awareness in the form of impact statements, articles for progress/ annual reports, or news releases.
Participate in outreach activities, collaborate with service providers to help ensure that program family has access to available community services and assist with educational activities related to parenting and child development. Make referrals to appropriate community programs and services.
Maintain strong communication with the Healthy Families New York program and Schenectady County Public Health Services in order to convey participant needs throughout Healthy Families New York enrollment period.
Maintain a strong network of peers working in other community agencies and programs with the goal of connecting participant families with the educational and other resources they need in a timely manner.
Maintain confidentiality of information regarding all program participants.
Perform routine data collection utilized by the program.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension policies and procedures.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 5%
In cooperation with Supervisor and/or Executive Director, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes in programming and association priorities.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension including but not limited to attendance at team and staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff and volunteers, general marketing of Extension programs, and other duties as assigned.
Pursue professional growth through expanding personal knowledge of the total organization and through updating techniques and technical skills relating to the position.
May be required to attend professional development opportunities
Participate in required orientation programs and attend in-services as necessary to stay current and involved in relation to facility responsibilities
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.
Demonstrate behavior consistent with Cornell Cooperative Extension Staff Skills for Success.
Health and Safety - Applied to all duties and functions.
Support the association to maintain a safe working environment.
Be familiar and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.
EEO/EPO and Policy - Applied to all duties and functions.
Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Schenectady County policies and procedures.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
This is a full time position. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Vacation, Sick and Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
Long-term Disability Insurance
Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity
Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts
Voluntary Group Universal Life Insurance
Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance
Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
Voluntary Auto and Homeowner's Insurance
Voluntary Pet Insurance
Voluntary New York's College Savings Program
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.
The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-2117, or via email at: email@example.com.
For additional questions please contact Jim McNaughton, Association Lead Human Resources Manager, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (518) 765-3503.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.
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