• Health Educator

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/20/2018 2:18 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-7812
    Category
    Other
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    Days
  • Overview

     

    The major responsibility is to provide training and education to CLOCC staff and partner organizations to promote our healthy lifestyle messaging (5-4-3-2-1 Go!® and fiveSMART®), to help initiate and maintain license agreements for message use, and to help advance a social determinants of health perspective among CLOCC partner organizations. Our two messages promote 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, 4 servings of water a day, 3 servings of low-fat dairy a day, 2 hours or less of screen time a day and 1 hour or more of physical activity a day (5-4-3-2-1 Go!) and help parents and caregivers to focus on sleep, meals, activity, responsiveness and role modeling, and key things to avoid during pregnancy and early childhood (fiveSMART).  Key social determinants of interest include mental health, housing, transportation planning and infrastructure, and immigration. Others are also being explored. The Health Educator will be involved in various strategies to disseminate CLOCC’s message and our social determinants of health approach across Chicago and throughout the CLOCC network.  The Health Educator will be responsible for developing, revising, and delivering trainings to staff at various city agencies (including youth participants in those agencies), community-based organizations, and other groups and will work with CLOCC’s leadership to ensure all messages and activities are consistent with evidence-based strategies.  The Health Educator will track participation, message use, and financial expenditures related to trainings, oversee the work of volunteers and temporary student assistants, represent the program to community partners and other external organizations, collaborate with organizational partners, and assist with the development and implementation of project evaluation protocols.   

    Responsibilities

    1. Coordinate and facilitate all aspects of 5-4-3-2-1 Go! and fiveSMART public education campaigns through involvement and leadership in the office as well as in community settings.
    2. Coordinate the scheduling, planning, and implementation of trainings and workshops with other CLOCC staff and organizational partners. As appropriate, adapt activities to fit the needs of different audiences.
    3. Attend community-based organizations’ and partner agency (i.e., Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library, etc.) meetings as needed.
    4. Lead the development of “turnkey” curriculum that support CLOCC partners in integrating messages into their programming.
    5. Manage on-going communication with agencies who have attended workshops through online newsletters, blogs, utilization surveys, etc.
    6. Interact effectively with other CLOCC staff, existing and potential funders, community leaders and policymakers, collaborating institutions, and sub-contractors.
    7. Coordinate frequent and effective communication with CLOCC Directors, Managers and organizational partners. This will involve briefings at staff and project steering committee meetings, the development of communications materials in several formats (memos, minutes, presentations, etc.), and taking the initiative to advance project goals and objectives.
    8. Attend community health fairs, events, expos, etc. to share information and present interactive activities to promote CLOCC messages to caregivers and their children.
    9. Lead on-going trainings and technical assistance for various agencies integrating messages into their program activities (e.g., Chicago Park District, YCMAs, etc.)
    10. Work with CLOCC Community Programs Coordinators and organizational partners to identify sites interested in workshops, trainings and/or presentations.
    11. Maintain active inventory logs of message utilization and giveaway items and work with CLOCC management team to re-order items as needed.
    12. Participate or lead grant writing and reporting to funders related to health education and training activities.
    13. Track and document all trainings, workshops, presentations, etc. in appropriate databases.
    14. Provide feedback to the CLOCC Management team to ensure a productive work environment.
    15. Assume other responsibilities as assigned.

     

    Qualifications

    1. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in health education.
    2. Three or more years’ experience as a trainer/educator
    3. Three or more years in project coordination and leadership.
    4. Demonstrated ability to lead interactive, engaging presentations, workshops, and trainings.
    5. Strong analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills required.
    6. Strong working knowledge and skills in Microsoft computer software applications and database technologies and presentation software (especially PowerPoint).
    7. Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
    8. Organizational skills: Ability to establish priorities and react promptly to a large variety of requests and needs, sometimes in stressful situations.
    9. Valid State of Illinois driver’s license with access to reliable transportation (car strongly recommended) in order to attend and/or facilitate off-site educational programs throughout Chicago.
    10. Preferred: Bilingual in Spanish.

     

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