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  • Wright, Teddy
    Greetings All,Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest (PPGNW) is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as a youth development specialist for the Teen
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 5, 2013

    Greetings All,

    Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest (PPGNW) is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as a youth development specialist for the Teen Outreach Program (TOP) in Pierce County, Washington.  TOP is a highly-respected and rigorously-evaluated program which aims to increase academic success and decrease teen pregnancy by connecting with youth on a broad range of topics including life skills & sexual health.  An age-appropriate and medically accurate curriculum is supplemented by community service learning to help young people build healthy behaviors and develop a sense of purpose.


    Please apply at www.ppgnw.org/jobs




    POSITION TITLE:    Youth Development Specialist

    REPORTS TO:      Teen Outreach Program Manager

    DEPARTMENT:    Education

    FLSA STATUS:     Exempt

    DATE:        July 8, 2011  



    The Youth Development Specialist is responsible for facilitating weekly sessions and coordinating service-learning

    opportunities using the Teen Outreach Program model.  In addition, this position supports strategies to support overall goals

    of the project, ultimately ensuring successful implementation and provision of accurate sexual health information in a safe,

    non-judgmental manner, as aligned with the department’s mission.



      Presents high quality, medically accurate information on life skills and sexual health while leading weekly TOP

    discussion groups that are age and culturally appropriate.

      Collaborates with the Service Learning Coordinator to provide engaging service-learning opportunities

      Collaborates and networks with community agencies, service providers, and individual to create service learning


      Advocates for participants by referring them to other community services as needed

      Maintains relationship with youth participants and supports communication with family as appropriate

      Maintains relationship with school staff and community partners as needed

      Meets weekly with co-facilitator to assess and plan TOP sessions 

      Promotes the Teen Outreach Program in the community and represents the agency at community events

      Supports evaluation process by collecting accurate data and working directly with Teen Outreach Program management 

      Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending workshops, reviewing professional publications and

    establishing networks

      Participates in larger department and agency initiatives as appropriate


    Maintains job knowledge by attending meetings and trainings as required.


    Affiliate wide expectations:


    Adheres to the PPGNW code of conduct and all policies, procedures and protocols.


    Demonstrates and maintains a high degree of professionalism.


    Supports and acts in accordance with the PPGNW customer service standards.


    Values continuous learning and seeks ongoing training and development.


    Demonstrates and models diversity awareness.    






    BA/BS in related field required

    Two years experience working with youth 

    Experience with youth development programs preferred



    Teddy Leif Wright, MSW

    Education Manager - Teen Outreach Program & Organizational Effectiveness
    2001 E. Madison Ave., Seattle, WA 98122

    P 206.328.6805 | C 206.963.7937 | F 206.568.2006



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