Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Salt Lake Valley Health Dept BEWISE Program-Full Time Position Open (SPANISH SPEAKING REQUIRED)

Background:
The BeWise program offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings and cardiovascular disease examinations to mid and low-income, underinsured, or uninsured women ages 50-64 years old. It is designed to provide these women with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to improve their diet, physical activity, and other life habits to prevent, delay or control cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions. 

 Scope of Work:
Women that participate in the BeWise program have several additional measurements taken during their annual breast and cervical exam.  Measurements include: height, weight, BMI, cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, and A1C (if they are diabetic). After the initial exam, the client meets with a lifestyle coach and together, they work to develop a healthier lifestyle plan for the client. The purpose of this position will be to provide lifestyle coaching for women in the BeWise program both face-to-face in the clinic and follow-up via telephone. Staff may also be asked to provide classes on nutrition or physical activity for the participants in the BeWise program.

Requirements:
·         Junior or Senior student in one of the following areas: Public Health, Community Health, Health Education and/or Health Promotion. Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred.
·         Must be a fluent Spanish speaker (approx. 60% clientele are Spanish speaking)
·         Must be able to effectively communicate with a diverse group of women ages 50 – 64
·         Must be comfortable leading nutrition and beginner level exercise classes

Essential Job Functions:
·         Provide lifestyle coaching in improving health behaviors
·         Assist women in setting SMART goals as part of the lifestyle coaching session
·         Working knowledge of the Health Belief Model, Transtheoretical Model, Ecological Model
·         Communicate effectively face-to-face and via telephone
·         Provide basic health information and referral to supplemental resources
·         Enter client information into a computer database
·         Provide classes on basic nutrition and beginner level exercise to BeWise participants

Position Logistics:
·         Compensation (depending on experience/qualifications)
o   $10.97 - $12.74
·         Part Time 20 hours/week without benefits
·         Hours: flexible, must be available Thursdays 8-5 and a couple Thursday evenings a month
·         Supervisor: Darrin Sluga, Community Development Director (dsluga@slco.org)
·         Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on Thursday, July 19, 2012

START DATE:  ASAP

TO APPLY:
Send cover letter and resume to Alysia Ducuara at aducuara@slco.org or fax to (385) 468-4096

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