July 7, 2016 | Job Opportunities

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POSITION: Nutritionist, Go! Healthy Eat Smart New York Program (Part-time)

 ORGANIZATION: The Children’s Aid Society (Health and Wellness Division)

POSTING DATE: July 6th, 2016

LOCATION: New York

SUMMARY: The Children’s Aid Society (CAS) helps children in poverty to succeed and thrive. We do this by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted, high-needs New York City neighborhoods. In 2003, CAS launched a number of programs aimed at preventing and slowing the rates of childhood obesity in the communities we serve. The programs come together under the umbrella of Go!Healthy, a comprehensive obesity prevention and health promotion initiative that engages children from birth through adolescence, as well as parents and staff. For information about the Go!Healthy programs, please visit: www.childrensaidsociety.org/nutrition. The Go!Healthy Eat Smart NY program is the newest addition to the CAS Go!Healthy portfolio of programs. It is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention program, which aims to improve eating habits and physical activity behaviors among the youth and families served by The Children’s Aid Society. The intervention includes behaviorally-focused, evidenced-based nutrition education classes and food demonstrations with children and adults, the implementation of policy and environmental strategies to facilitate the adoption of healthy nutrition and physical activity behaviors, and the use of social marketing and media.

We are seeking a part-time nutritionist (20-25 hrs/week) to implement the full portfolio of Eat Smart NY services at select Children’s Aid Society’s sites in East and Central Harlem and Washington Heights. The nutritionist will report to the Program Manager for the Go!Healthy Eat Smart NY program and will be responsible for implementing a variety of program components, including: implementing of nutrition and cooking education classes with youth and parents, leading program promotional tables with nutrition information and food samples, hosting staff workshops on healthy eating and positive role modeling, participating in/facilitating wellness councils, coordinating with partners around community gardening and other food access initiatives, among other duties; the nutritionist is the resident health and wellness advocate at our sites. The ideal candidate will be bilingual (English/Spanish) and a dynamic educator with significant experience providing cooking-based nutrition education in community settings to culturally diverse audiences.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Implement nutrition and cooking education with youth and adults.
  • Host educational tables and cooking demonstrations at community events and fairs.
  • Assist with the implementation of staff trainings and professional development workshops.
  • Assist with the implementation of wellness council and food access projects.
  • Assist with data collection and administrative duties as needed.
  • Community health and wellness advocate: be available for and willing to answer questions/facilitate discussion.
  • Attend team meetings and trainings.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

 Candidate must be bilingual (written and oral) in English and Spanish.

  • A minimum of 15 credits of nutrition classes required. Master’s degree in nutrition, public health or related field is preferred. Registered Dietitian or eligible is a plus.
  • Experience conducting nutrition and cooking education with youth and adults.
  • Significant cooking experience in personal or professional capacity.
  • Experience working in diverse community settings. Experience in Latino communities a plus.
  • Passionate and dynamic educator who connects well with and inspires people of diverse ages and backgrounds.
  • Energetic, with great capacity to prioritize and juggle multiple projects efficiently.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Loves working in a team and values cultivating a strong team dynamic.
  • Organized, detail-oriented and self-motivated.

 Pay rate: $30/hour. Position to be filled in July 2016 – timeline for hiring/training/on-boarding could be flexible, need-be.

 

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter via email to: Beth Bainbridge, MPH, RD, Program Manager, Go!Healthy Eat Smart New York Program, bbainbridge@childrensaidsociety.org

 

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POSITION: EDUCATION ASSOCIATE

ORGANIZATION: Community Health Network

POSTING DATE: June 29, 2016

LOCATION: New York

SUMMARY: Responsible for supporting CHN’s Health Literacy initiative and Training and Education Department. Trains CHN staff to integrate effective patient communication strategies into practice. Develops and distributes all patient materials.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential Functions:

 

  • Develop and implement regular health literacy activities and trainings for all staff to advance health literacy practices at CHN.
  • Assist in other health literacy initiative activities including but not limited to health literacy coaching, coordination of research projects, and external collaborations.
  • Promote CHN’s health literacy initiative through the publication of articles, provision of external trainings, and conference presentations.
  • Review and revise existing patient materials to meet CHN’s health literacy guidelines. Patient materials include but are not limited to patient education documents, letters, flyers, consent forms, website content, and EHR templates.
  • Write health content and contribute to the design of new patient materials for use by all departments.
  • Manage the development and implementation of materials through electronic health record, provide staff support to access patient education, and monitor patient education measures.
  • Manage translation of all patient materials.
  • Assist in the management of CHN’s LMS (Learning Management System) and support other Training and Education Department activities.
  • Attends and participates in appropriate training/informational sessions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

CERTIFICATE/LICENSE REQUIRED:

  • A. or B.S. in applicable field such as public health or related field.
  • Experience in public health or health education.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

 

  • Minimum 2-3 years public health experience.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Strong facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in health communications or health education.
  • Knowledge of health literacy.
  • Bilingual Spanish (written) preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain and organize data.
  • Willingness to travel in and beyond NYC.
  • Interest in and conviction of purpose and aims for all programs at CHN.
  • Respect for the rights of individuals to make their own decisions about health care.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

  1. Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time.
  2. Ability to hear within normal range
  3. Ability to see within normal range
  4. Finger and hand dexterity to manipulate objects
  5. Ability to deal with agitated clients
  6. Extended periods of time at a computer
  7. Noise level is moderate
  8. Possible exposure to clients with infectious diseases

The physical requirements described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made, whenever possible, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants may send their resume and cover letter directly to Emily Briglia, Associate Director of Training and Education, at ebriglia@chnnyc.org.