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Community Educator

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Job Details
Job Order Number
493938
Company Name
Aroostook County Action Program (ACAP)
Physical Address
91 Military St.
Houlton, ME 04730
Job Description

Please note that this position’s location has changed from Presque Isle to Houlton and is now a 40 hour per week position.

Aroostook County Action Program (ACAP) is accepting applications for a full-time Community Educator in Houlton. This is a 40-hour per week position. This position will be working in our Tobacco Education and Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative programs.

ACAP offers competitive pay, health, dental, and vision insurance, long-term disability, retirement, paid holidays and earned time, tuition reimbursement and opportunities for career advancement.

Compensation depends on experience.

ACAP is an equal opportunity employer

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Community Educator provides expertise in overseeing and implementing a specialty program. Provides outreach, information, education, and training to individuals, schools, community groups, private organizations, social service agencies and their customers. Collaborates with community partners. Ensures that all areas of the program’s service area are covered equitably. Provides direct service as needed and ensures adherence to all aspects and conditions of the grant.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Plans, organizes, and supervises programmatic operation of the grant; reviews project proposals and develops work plan to meet grant requirements
2. Collaborates, convenes, partners, and liaises with staff, schools, community sites and others in order to meet program requirements
3. Communicates with district-level and statewide staff and subcontracted partners
4. Delivers programming to people in the service area as funding dictates; uses educational strategies and implementation methods to reach targeted populations
5. Cross-trains and coaches fellow staff as requested
6. Assists in solving problems and working toward the best solution for the team.
7. Seeks out alternate funding sources as necessary and assists with writing grants/proposals to support and or enhance program initiatives
8. Develops and/or uses survey tools to acquire relevant data that support the programs goals and outcomes; collects and analyzes project data and generates reports; conducts needs assessments and compiles reports; prepares activity reports and other reports as required by the funding source; ensures that grant deliverables and expectations, including evaluation and data collection requirements, are met
9. Maintains a resource library for use by professionals and the general public; reviews materials as needed; maintains and distributes listing of books, pamphlets, audio-visual materials for loan to groups and/or individuals; keeps current catalogs and orders materials as needed.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Performs additional duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED FOR POSITION:

Experience and Skill Requirements: The following experience and skill requirements are considered essential:

Experience:

  • 1-2 years of experience in work related to the grant, required.
    Delivering of education programs and individual counseling
    Interpreting funding source regulations and grant application requirements
    Measuring program performance and outcomes
    Purchasing materials and supplies
    Utilizing group process with customers
    Working with specialized equipment when necessary*

Skills:

Basic organization skills
Good listening skills
Excellent verbal communication skills
Excellent written communication skills
Excellent public speaking skills
Excellent research and dissemination skills
Displays tact, discretion, and sound judgment
Handles frequent disruptions
Prioritizes and coordinates work activities
Meets frequent, critical deadlines
Works independently
Adapts to change
Uses Microsoft Office applications and other computer software as applicable to the position

Education and Knowledge Requirements: The following education and knowledge are considered essential:

Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences, Behavioral Services, Nursing, Education, or related field is preferred or combination of relevant skills and experience
Knowledge of grant writing and/or reporting is preferred

Other Requirements:

Ability to work a flexible schedule
Must pass required background checks
Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and provide proof of insurance

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS:

Maintains and promotes the highest level of understanding of the Agency’s Mission, Vision and Goals.
Maintains confidentiality; protect the Agency by keeping information concerning employees, those we serve, and the Agency itself confidential.
Follows all safety policies and procedures with a “safety first” approach to all job duties.
Exhibits a positive, professional, and collaborative attitude with others inside and outside the Agency.
Exhibits teamwork through effective internal communication and working relationships.
Is punctual for scheduled work and use time appropriately.
Performs required amount of work in a timely fashion with a minimum of errors.
Participates in trainings, conferences, and meetings as necessary.
Possesses and exhibits the highest standards of professionalism and personal integrity.
Represents the Agency in the community as appropriate to the role.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands or arms and talk or hear, and sit. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee will occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those the incumbent encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed in office settings and out in the community. The noise level is usually quiet to moderate. Frequent local and occasional long-distance travel may be required, sometimes in inclement weather.

  • All requirements and skills are considered to be essential, unless otherwise indicated. **

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.99 – $22.39 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
We are responding to COVID-19 in a variety of ways which include policies and procedures to protect our employees and the community we serve.


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