Student FacilitatorRequisition Number:
8G040:Kinesiology - Health PromotionWork Location:
Lexington, KYSalary Range:
$13.50/ hourType of Position:
StudentPosition Time Status :
undergraduate studentRequired Related Experience:
• Experience working with youth in school or community setting is preferred.
• Experience in public speaking is preferred.
• Experience successfully utilizing tools such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
• Prior tobacco prevention or related curriculum implementation is a plus.
• Be highly motivated, energetic, dependable and knowledgeable.
10 hours a week, times will vary
-Please include your weekly availability.
Position Objective: To provide tobacco use prevention services to youth, families and community members across Kentucky.
Position Description: Supervised by the Program Director, the Youth Prevention Specialist works in schools and communities to facilitate tobacco use prevention services based on the #iCANendthetrend framework, which include:
1. Prevention Education
2. Information Dissemination
3. Youth Empowerment
4. Professional Development
• Collaborate with schools, parent-teacher groups, civic organizations, church groups, and other youth and community organizations to provide information and awareness on youth tobacco use, including e-cigarettes.
• Implement peer-to-peer prevention program to provide information and awareness on youth tobacco use, including e-cigarettes.
• Assist in providing orientation or information sessions for parents, teachers, staff or administrators in target area school and community sites when requested.
• Document all program actives as required, and submit program reports and records according to the established deadlines.
• Provide in-service training to staff on topics appropriate to expertise, interest, and knowledge.
• Attend training, seminars, workshops, and classes to achieve required credentials and continuing education as required.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Director to meet program objectives.
Applicants selected for an interview will be asked to prepare for a 3-5 minute mini-lesson on tobacco use prevention. The goal is for us to observe presentation and communication skills as well as comfort discussing tobacco prevention.Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:
Additional Responsibilities (as needed):
• Network with other prevention and health service agencies within the region to provide comprehensive services, identify needs, and make referrals as necessary.
• Participate in alcohol, tobacco or other drug awareness campaigns such as Red Ribbon Week, Great American Smoke Out, Kick Butts Day, etc.
• Participate in health fairs, business expos, parades and other community events for the purpose of providing tobacco prevention messages.
• Assist in maintaining and updating the community resource list, video reference list, curriculum inventory, program materials inventory, and physical inventory.
• Assist in social media planning and communications.
• Pursuing a degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Communications, Political Science, Health or related field is required.
• Pre-employment criminal background check, employment background check, as required by school districts.
• Evidence-based curriculum training must be obtained within 1 month of employment, and prior to in-school or related program delivery.
02/03/2021University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.