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Youth Prevention Specialist/Facilitator

Youth Prevention Specialist/Facilitator

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Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees?


If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you!


Founded in 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the largest specialized provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the nation. Our mission is to provide cutting edge medicine and advocacy, regardless of ability to pay. Through our healthcare centers, pharmacies, health plan, research and other activities, AHF provides access to the latest HIV treatments for all who need them.


AHF’s core values are to be:


• Patient-Centered

• Value Employees

• Respect for Diversity

• Nimble

• Fight for What’s Right



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South Side Help Center is seeking a Youth Prevention Specialist to work on a regular, full-time basis. This is a great opportunity to join our team and work in the city of Chicago, IL. SSHC offers competitive compensation, DOE plus great benefits and an amazing work environment!


The key job duty of Prevention Specialist is to work under the supervision of the Youth Development Director to coordinate school based violent prevention efforts aimed at reducing the incidence of violence amongst youth. The Prevention Specialist will coordinate with neighborhood school (elementary, High Schools, and Alternative Schools) to provide ongoing violence prevention education using the Restorative Justice model in the schools and on site at SSHC afterschool program for area youth.  Through weekly in school session facilitation and onsite Peace Circle implementation the Prevention Specialist will address various components of violence and help youth to develop tools and resources to think critically and make the most effective decision on how to address violent incidence in their immediate surroundings.

Prevention Specialist will through networking, build a sustainable connection with school staff (Principals, School Counselors, Disciplinary, Teachers) in order to promote program services, discuss incidence of violence or issues amongst youth that could potentially lead to violence; and assists in accessing probable referrals and linkage to mental health care.   Responsible for maintaining contacts with comprehensive service organizations and community centers geared at serving youth etc. Maintain daily/ weekly /monthly statistics and all other required data for program and agency reports as required.  Attend workshops, training and conferences as required.

Secure and keep updated Memorandum of Understanding with community agencies, elementary schools, high schools and alternative schools to provide program service as it relates to the objectives of the work plan.


Description of Duties:

  • Ensure that program process and outcome objectives are met and documented
  • Ensure that all client participation forms/documents are completed, collected and compiled.
  • Facilitate and implement weekly workshops in neighborhood schools on subjects relating to the objectives of the program for youth ages 10 to 17.
  • Facilitate Peace Circle activities for program participants for youth ages 10 to 17. (workshop participants and Peer Peacemakers).
  • Co-Facilitate with Peer Peacemaker during school based violence prevention sessions.
  • Assist in training Peer Peacemaker in Restorative Justice Practices.
  • Monitor harm-reduction behavior and program participation.
  • Administer pre and post tests and surveys to measure outcomes;
  • Assist in weekly/monthly collection of data and report preparation.
  • Maintain a list of school contacts, addresses, and phone numbers and retain an updated list of current contacts to aid in efficient and effective communication.
  • Participate in South Side Help Center’s agency-wide program and activities, as well as collaborative efforts with other agencies and networks;
  • Participate in program evaluation for the purpose of assessing programs success and improvement needs
  • Other duties as assigned and required.


Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of prevention and intervention strategies.
  • Knowledge about prevention strategies, youth programming, curriculum development, and prevention recruitment implementation
  • Knowledge of community service agencies and other governmental assistance programs.
  • Knowledge of city, county, state and federal statutes, rules, ordinances, codes and regulations.
  • Knowledge of Violence and Conflict resolution, ATOD education, Skills development
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of file and records management.
  • Skill in presenting information to juveniles, adults and the general public.
  • Skill in interacting with people of different social, economic and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • Skill in working within deadlines to complete projects and assignments.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, other employees and representatives from other agencies.
  • Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software.

Education, Experience, Certifications and Licenses:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (education, childhood development, social work field) from an accredited university required or 3 years related experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working with at risk youth ages 10 -17, with a focus on youth who were or are victims or perpetrators of violence.
  • Minimum of 3 year experience in training, facilitation or moderating.
  • Preferred training and certification in Restorative Justice techniques and practices.
  • Proficient in compiling, documenting and comprehending data as well as writing reports.
  • Proficient in use of computers and applicable software/program: Word, Excel, Publisher, Dropbox etc.)
  • Adept in communication skills and in articulating program/ agency activities and services.

We at AIDS Healthcare Foundation believe that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status or disability. The right of equal employment opportunity extends to recruiting, hiring selection, transfer, promotion, training and all other conditions of employment.