Health Educator

Job Type

Full Time


Details: $18-$23 per hour depending on experience



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



166 Eddy Street
San Francisco
United States



Based in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, the Vietnamese Youth Development Center (VYDC) is a multi-service agency offering services in employment and leadership training, education support and advocacy as well as individual and family counseling for immigrant and low-income youth and their families. The Center’s programs help to divert youth by providing constructive activities that impact their world increase their individual and cultural pride as well as build community spirit. Founded over 40 years ago, VYDC serves over 500 young people of all background each year.


The Health Educator is responsible for planning, implementing and reporting program related activities. These include facilitating health education workshops, peer support groups and organizing youth interactive activities for disadvantaged youth between the ages of 10-21 years old. The goal is to prevent, delay and/or reduce the use of alcohol and other drugs (AOD), as well as raise awareness of mental health and promote wellness among Asian Pacific Islander youth by providing culturally competent services in a safe and welcoming environment for youth living in the Tenderloin, Southeast Asian and other disadvantaged youth throughout San Francisco. Position may require traveling within city limits.



  1. Plan and facilitate weekly health education and skill building workshops to empower youth and families on topics related to mental wellness and alcohol and drug prevention
  2. Prepare and set up workshops to include phone call reminders to participants, food, sign-in sheets, surveys, evaluations and other workshop documents
  3. Engage with and provide support to program participants to ensure retention and success
  4. Develop and implement AOD prevention and mental health advocacy projects and social marketing campaigns with youth participants
  5. Work with families to engage in program activities and resources.
  6. Conduct outreach to youth and families in community, schools, fairs, and other settings to recruit and enroll participants to join programs
  7. Develop collaborative relationships with youth, families, school personnel, community partners, and other stakeholders
  8. Provide support and referrals to participants on other services and resources.
  9. Maintain participant records, data entry, progress reports, evaluations, and all other program related documents.
  10. Enter, complete, and submit monthly internal and external reports through required reporting systems.
  11. Attend program related meetings and trainings
  12. Participate in planning and attending agency and program meetings, as well as agency-wide events such as Open House, Annual Social Mixer, Winter Celebration, and End of the Year Celebration
  13. Coordinate field trips and attend outreach events on few Saturdays throughout the year
  14. Other duties as assign by Supervisor and provide support on other agency related duties


  1. Minimum of two-year-college in related field. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  2. Minimum of 1 year working with youth or youth development
  3. Minimum of 1 year experience providing health education to underserved communities of color.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of health education and prevention frameworks
  5. Demonstrated ability to facilitate youth empowerment
  6. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both one-on-one and in groups.
  7. Strong commitment to the principles of adolescent health and youth empowerment.
  8. Self-starting, self-motivated, but also able to work within a team and multitask.
  9. Strong knowledge of resources for children, youth and families in San Francisco.
  10. Passion for working with low-income children, youth and families.
  11. Must have proficient computer skills.
  12. Must be flexible to work on occasional weekends.
  13. Ability to speak Vietnamese is highly desired, but not required.
  14. Familiarity with Primary Prevention SUD Data Service system, Salesforce or other online reporting system is a plus.
  15. Must be committed to the VYDC mission.
  16. Fingerprinting and TB background check required.


100% paid medical and dental benefits, vacation, sick and holiday pay

Level of Language Proficiency

Vietnamese, Cambodian or Laotian

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

TO APPLY, Please submit a cover letter as to why you are interested in this position along with your resume via email or mail to Mory Chhom at or VYDC, 166 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.