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Project Assistant, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Partnership

Company: AccessMatters
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: March 20, 2023

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Job Description:

Job Description Project Assistant, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Partnership (TPP) (Temporary, Part-time, In-Person - Philadelphia, PA) About AccessMatters AccessMatters, a non-profit, public health organization located in Center City Philadelphia, envisions a future where every person has the health care and information they need to thrive. In service to that vision, AccessMatters' mission is to protect, expand, and enhance equitable access to sexual and reproductive health care and information for all people. Our team strives to advance our mission in accordance with these guiding principles: (1) sexual health is an essential component of health and wellbeing across the life span; (2) access to quality, affordable health care - including sexual and reproductive health care - is a fundamental human right; (3) every person, family, and community deserves to be treated with dignity and respect; (4) programs and services should be evidence-based, prevention-focused, and person-centered; (5) organizational excellence is best achieved through a culture of inclusion, diversity, innovation, and accountability; (6) clients, volunteers, staff, partners, and supporters should be treated with kindness, dignity, and respect in a trauma-informed and culturally responsible environment; and (7) everyone deserves a caring workplace environment that fosters trust, teamwork, creativity, and work-life balance where work is enjoyable and where staff are supported in their professional development and their pursuit of excellence. Job Summary The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Partnership (TPP) Project, aka, Philadelphia Youth Power/PHLYP AccessMatters has been selected to implement the Philadelphia Teen Pregnancy Prevention Partnership to replicate the Power Through Choices and Plan A curricula with youth involved in the child welfare system, including juvenile justice system, foster care, and case management services. Branded as "Philadelphia Youth Power, or "PHLYP", this innovative training project focuses on creating accessibility to programming during and after COVID, and it replicates trauma-informed sexuality education curricula. AccessMatters partners with two of the city's largest Community Umbrella Agencies (Tabor and Turning Points For Children), the Juvenile Justice Services Center, and the adolescent health divisions of two leading pediatric hospitals (CHOP and St. Christopher's). Project Assistant-TPP Reporting to the Project Manager-TPP, the Project Assistant will chiefly be responsible for facilitating intervention curriculum to youth, and carrying out outreach tasks such as email, text, and phone communication to youth participants and other stakeholders. This position will be a member of the Training and Capacity Building team, which resides within the Strategic Initiatives department of AccessMatters, and is expected to participate in all departmental meetings and activities as needed. This position is non-exempt, temporary, in-person and part-time, not to exceed 18 hours a week. Candidates must be available Monday & Wednesday 4pm-6pm, Tuesday & Thursday 3pm-6pm, and for occasional evening and weekend hours as assigned. This position is expected to conclude June 2023. Essential Functions: Reporting to the Project Manager-TPP, Project Assistant will: Assist with Project Facilitation Facilitate Power Through Choices and Plan A youth sessions for in-person and virtual groupsAssist with and monitor course registration for all new participants.Coordinate communication (texts, calls, emails, social media messaging, etc.) with individual adolescent participants and their families to ensure all interested youth are able to participate in and complete the program.Assist with facilitation of Youth Advisory Board Meetings. Engage consumers and facilitate educational programs in diverse settings. Assist with Community Project Outreach Represent PHLYP at promotional events to recruit new participants.Assist in outreach, special events, trainings, programs, projects, meetings, and other initiatives as assigned.Assist with data entry as assigned including updating program database in an accurate and timely wayAssist in the production, packaging, and distribution of educational materials and promotional items directed toward youth, including fact sheets, brochures, promotional items, and other publications.Attend and participate in community and stakeholder meetings as assigned. Work with diverse communities and colleagues with demonstrated cultural humility and responsibility. Demonstrate Commitment to Mission and Values Maintain high ethical standards and conduct regarding confidentiality and, integrity while representing AccessMatters effectively and commendably to all stakeholders.Adhere to all program guidelines and protocols and protect client information and records at all times in compliance with agency Confidentiality Policy and applicable laws.Work in juvenile justice settings and engage with youth in systems of care who may have experienced trauma.Commit to the principles and values of AccessMatters' Leadership Framework, including supporting the organization's efforts toward equity, social justice and public health, and trauma-informed care principles.Work with individuals under the age of 18 - Federal and State Criminal Clearances, and State Child Abuse Clearances required. Complete other projects and performs other duties as assigned. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCESome college preferred, especially in relevant programs of study. Relevant industry specific experience may be considered in lieu of course work/degree where possible.Experience working with youth, particularly youth in foster care preferred.Experience working or course work relevant to community-level or client-level health education, especially in the fields of youth development, and/or sexual and reproductive health preferred.High degree of customer service skills and philosophy, to include responsiveness, and follow through, to deliver high quality support services to external and internal stakeholders. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint).Proficiency in varied electronic communications tools through assorted social media and web platforms, including texting, video chats, and direct messaging.Certified in Power Through Choices curriculum preferred but not required. Eligible for all city and state mandatory clearances, e.g. criminal and child abuse clearances. Applicant should expect to spend 70% of time in the field, and is expected to have access to transportation or ability to utilize SEPTA to access various parts of the city. Candidates must be available Monday & Wednesday 4pm-6pm, Tuesday & Thursday 3pm-6pm, and for occasional evening and weekend hours as assigned. HOW TO APPLY: Submit both a cover letter and a resume to the Project Assistant, TPP position posted at our online career site, by going to this link: Address cover letter to Raeann Billey, Vice President of Human Resources. Please include salary requirement and potential start date. **NOTE: This position requires on site, in person work, and candidates are expected to reside within commuting distance of our headquarters in Center City, Philadelphia. ** No calls, please. ACCESSMATTERS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. PI207691022

Keywords: AccessMatters, Philadelphia , Project Assistant, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Partnership, Other , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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