RURAL HEALTH PROJECT - EXTENSION PROGRAM ASSISTANT

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Work type: Temp Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine
Department:60320000 - AG-FAM YOUTH / COMM SCI

Classification Title:

OPS Hourly Non-Secretary/Clerical

Job Description:

Program Support - Maintains files on volunteers, families contacted, program materials, and related information. Collects demographic data and health and wellness data from families and participating faith communities/organizations. Evaluates knowledge gained and behavioral changes through approved evaluation tools. Assists with group activities and workshops, and prepares charts, visual aids, and other teaching materials. Assists County Extension Agent by assuming responsibilities as assigned by the program director. Lifting and carrying teaching materials and/or supplies up to 40 lbs. May require standing, stooping, pushing and/or pulling. May require standing for prolonged periods of time both indoors and/or working outside to support programming.

Community Engagement - Locates and recruits volunteer leaders for extension program in health and wellness. Makes visits into neighborhoods to introduce programs to adults, parents, and children. Works closely with faith communities/organizations to implement systems and environmental level changes. Markets the program through health fairs and other locations where a booth or display is appropriate.

Training - Develops and improves knowledge of lifestyle change and systems change subject matter, becomes more proficient in determining client needs, understands various methods of reaching and collaborating with the clientele, and develops proficiency in lifestyle and systems change via participation in orientation training, continuous on-the job training, and self-study.  Continuous on-the job training is presented by the supervisor monthly.

Reporting - Maintains accurate records and reports on clients and personnel requirements.  Submits reports on time for Supervisor or other designee.  Works with agency staff in utilizing records, reports, and other resources to assist in program implementation and in evaluating program impact. Should be comfortable using Microsoft Office Software.

Travel - Stays within assigned travel allocation while traveling to assigned teaching sites from the official headquarters. Travel is by means of a personal vehicle, for which mileage will be reimbursed monthly at the current state rate. Occasional out-of-county travel may be required.

Advertised Salary:

$13.00 to $15.00 per hour (Commensurate with education and experience)

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:

Able to support community-based health and wellness program.  Knowledge of healthy lifestyle behaviors and community engagement experience desirable.  Able to follow directions and complete reports.  Experience working with diverse clients helpful. Ability to work both as a team and independently preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Hiring four (4) different Extension Program Assistants.  One each in Bradford, Putnam, Suwannee, and Taylor County.

Required Licenses, Certifications, and Other Specific Requirements of Law

Must be able to achieve ServSafe Certification by end of probationary period (typically 6 months). Must maintain ServSafe Certification during employment (required).

Must have valid driver’s license and reliable daily transportation for business travel (required).

Must be able to pass a Section 435 Background check (required).

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: Yes

 

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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