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UT Health Community Health Education Specialist- School of Public Health- Casual in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Community Health Education Specialist- School of Public Health- Casual

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

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Education / Child Care

UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 2100031I

Position Summary:

The goal of this project is to implement and test a behavioral lifestyle intervention with Hispanic/Latino adults with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The Community Health Education Specialist will support the research team by filling the role of the Lifestyle Coach for the program, that is, the individual who is responsible for delivering the lifestyle intervention. The intervention includes 16 weekly group sessions over a period of 6 months focused on nutrition and physical activity changes. The 1 or 2 weekly, hour-long group sessions will be held at the Legacy Community Health Santa Clara Clinic, during their normal operating hours (M-F 8-5, Sat 8-12).

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Prepares, coordinates, organizes, schedules and conducts special events, classes, workshops, and/or training programs for health education topics.

  2. Provides educational training and research functions pertaining to various aspects ofhealtheducation programs.

  3. May maintain and organize administrative records and details of contact.

  4. Prepares, coordinates, organizes, schedules and conducts special events, classes, workshops, and/or training programs for health education topics.

  5. Provides information, referral, and consultation to faculty, staff, students, employees of other universities and organizations, and private individuals on community health education programs.

  6. Assists in the writing, editing, and reviewing of various publications, newsletters, and catalogs.

  7. Maintains and organizes administrative records of participants in the health education programs, workshops, activities, etc. and provides details of contact as needed.

  8. May perform other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

Fluency in English and Spanish including reading, writing and speaking- Preferred

Have received a CDC-certified Lifestyle Coach Training, or willing to receive the training- Preferred

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, or health related field.

Minimum Experience:

Three years of experience working with community agencies and health related institutions. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Preferred:

Must have at least 1 year of experience directly delivering a behavioral lifestyle intervention or other group-facilitation.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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