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Health Educator (UPDATED) (San Carlos, AZ)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Health Educator (UPDATED) (San Carlos, AZ)
Department Pinal County Office (1541)
Location Outside of Tucson
Position Summary

Please Note: This position is based in San Carlos, AZ. Additionally, the review date has been extended to 8/21/17.

The Health Educator develops, implements, promotes, and evaluates segments of a Developmental and Sensory Screening program and related activities.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Developmental and Sensory Screenings:

• Ensure a sufficient number of sensory and developmental screenings are completed annually to meet the Target Service Unit (550) for this project; make and follow-up on referrals to the medical home, AzEIP, or the school district as appropriate.
• Assures that First Things First Standard of Practice guidelines and screening equipment best practices are also followed during all screenings.
• Assures that child care licensing requirements are followed for all procedures.
• Updates data recording sheets which are revised, printed, and data entered during screenings, or immediately following per the First Things First Standard of Practice for this strategy.
• Keeps the summary of findings to be recorded, entered on parent summary sheet, and assembled for parents following HIPAA Guidelines.
• Maintains computer database following HIPAA Guidelines, including assuring it is secure and backed up.
• Organizes an annual recruitment program and schedule for screenings including promotional materials and welcome packets for new families.
• Verifies appointments for screenings, answers inquiries and provide information, conducts follow-up calls, and assures timely recordkeeping per the Standard of Practice.
• Aids in development of culturally appropriate activities to promote age appropriate child development.
• Trains, supervises, and coaches new on-call screeners and/or volunteers (such as AmeriCorps members) as needed.

Develops training programs and materials for children and adults:

• Prepare and deliver lessons which help parents and other adults understand the purpose and outcomes of developmental and sensory screenings, and help parents understand the importance of following up on referrals.
• Work with the Family, Consumer, and Health Science Agent to develop and implement an educational outreach plan for educating parents and other community members.
• Evaluates lesson delivery for effectiveness in children and adults learning concepts; revises curricula and redelivers.
• Develops multiple versions of lessons for children’s various ages of development, as well as for various adult audiences.
• Assembles supportive materials for each lesson and the size of the classroom.
• Delivers curriculum to at least 550 children annually, and 60 adults.
• Develops and records evaluation of lessons delivered.

Collaboration and Marketing:

• Seeks opportunities to make connections and develop collaborative working relationships with partners and services in the San Carlos Apache Region.
• Develops and makes presentations for civic and other community groups about the importance of early developmental and sensory health screenings.
• Engage with local media (such as the newspaper), submitting educational articles to encouraging screening and help reduce reluctance to participate.
• Assists in procuring materials for use in marketing.
• Works through vendors and contractors, following UA purchasing policies, to coordinate printing of various brochures, coordinates distribution of printed materials.
• Assists in edits and layout for promotional and informational materials including brochures, flyers, and other materials.

Supplies, Files, Reporting:

• Maintains the storage and use of supplies following correct protocols for the products and equipment used.
• Maintains inventory for supplies and equipment and assures supplies are on hand for screenings, while also staying within budget.
• Maintains paper files following UA and HIPPA Guidelines.
• Assures that UA document storage requirements are followed.
• Aid in the development of quarterly reports for First Things First.
• Complete Affirmative Action reporting for the program on a weekly basis.
• Maintain an accurate, shared calendar of activities for the program.
• Prepare presentations regarding program implementation and success stories as requested.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Knowledge of teaching principles, practices, and procedures for early childhood development and adult learners.
• Knowledge of principles of curriculum development for early childhood education and adult learning.
• Knowledge of educational and training resources.
• Skill in effectively communicating to adults and children under age 6.
• Skill in use of automated computer systems.
• Skill in analytical and creative problem solving.
• Skill in communicating technical information to technical and non-technical users.
• Skill in working independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Health Education or related field AND two years of health education experience; OR, six years of health education experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

• Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of and experience with native peoples.
• Bilingual preferred.

Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40 (nights & some wknds)
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $33,639 - $40,000 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S23692
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Esther Turner
520 836-5221, 211

Open Date 07/25/2017
Review Start Date 08/21/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Health Education or related field AND two years of health education experience; OR, six years of health education experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents