Health Educator, Assistant (part Time) (dewey-humboldt, Az) Wanted In Tucson

Published 2017-12-22
Expires 2019-06-20
ID #11322
Health Educator, Assistant (part Time) (dewey-humboldt, Az) Wanted In Tucson
United-states, Arizona, Tucson,
Published December 22, 2017

Job details:

Job type: Part time
Occupation: Health educator, assistant (part time) (dewey-humboldt, az)

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Department: Soil Water Enviro Sci-Res (2421)

Location: Outside of Tucson

Position Summary

Join the Project Harvest team to improve environmental health education in underserved rural and urban
communities! Project Harvest targets historically underrepresented populations that will be impacted by climate change, water scarcity, and
food insecurity. Home and community gardens irrigated by harvested rainwater will serve as hubs for environmental research and education.
University of Arizona researchers are working alongside community health workers and families living near sources of pollution (urban and
rural) in order to monitor their harvested rain water, and irrigated soil and plant quality. The overall objective of Project Harvest is to
promote citizen science in underserved communities. This position is only available to those living in or near Dewey-Humboldt. The research
goals of Project Harvest are to:

* Understand the occurrence of potential pollutants in harvested water and how these possible pollutants might impact soil, plant and human

* Evaluate the learning outcomes of a citizen science and community-engaged approach to water quality research.

This project will
hire one person from Dewey-Humboldt area.

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers in
the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs.
For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please target="_blank">click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Responsible for community
    education related to Project Harvest
  • Responsible for establishing trusting relationships with the community, facilitating project
    implementation, and acting as a liaison between community and Project Harvest team.
  • Offer peer environmental science and health
    education and support to families within the designated areas.
  • Responsible for recruiting families and providing ongoing follow-up
    contact throughout the project for both the community and project team.
  • Actively participate in, and successfully complete,
    training provided by University of Arizona Project Harvest and other agencies.
  • Provide environmental science and health information
    through community outreach, individual encounters, and/or home visits to assess participants' needs and concerns.
  • Make referrals to
    environmental services agencies in local area and follow up with individuals to ensure they receive needed services.
  • Participate in
    community fairs and other public events.
  • Reduce stigma and other barriers to initiating or continuing environmental stewardship by
    providing culturally/linguistically competent, reliable information to both community members and environmental service providers.

  • Develop relationships with local environmental organizations, environmental and social service providers to create a robust,
    collaborative network to serve the community's needs.
  • Attend and participate in annual project and professional development
    workshops held yearly at the University of Arizona.
  • Represent Project Harvest in meetings with environmental service providers,
    participants, and others.
  • Attend and participate in Project Harvest planning meetings.
  • Participate in networking meetings
    that address the concerns of the assigned program area.
  • Assist in completing other program goals and requirements.

  • Coordinate activities as directed.
  • Driving is an essential function of this position.
Knowledge, Skills,
& Abilities
  • Knowledge of community resources and needs appropriate for both the community and the project team.

  • Ability to communicate easily with others, including demonstrating active listening skills
  • Demonstrate group facilitation
  • Demonstrate flexibility in addressing changing community needs and program environment
  • Ability to maintain
  • Ability to navigate the environmental and public health systems and advocate for others
  • Ability to work
    independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrate initiative and good judgment in work
  • Displays empathy, respect, and
    understanding of community resources, programmatic goals, and understanding of organizational values and proces
  • Demonstrate skill
    in community work, education, health care, or related field preferred
  • Ability to solve problems and work independently

  • Ability to travel across urban and rural distances
Minimum Qualifications
  • Be a member of the same
    community or live within 15 miles of community served; knowledge of and/or part of community served.
  • Experience working in a
    multi-cultural setting.
  • Basic computer skills and information technology skills such as: laptops, smartphones, and internet/online
    application systems,
  • Ability to initiate and maintain positive working relationships with Project Harvest and other
  • Understand the community served, i.e. community connectedness.
  • Good communication skills, such as listening
    well, and using language appropriately.
  • Ability and willingness to provide encouragement and motivation to participants.

  • Be comfortable with visiting community members in their homes.
  • Be enthusiastic about working with community.
  • Reliable
    transportation, valid driver's license and ability to drive according to the University href="" target="_blank">Fleet Safety Policy.

  • Experience working in a community-based setting.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Health Education or a related field; OR, four years of health education experience; OR, any equivalent combination
of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in
    environmental education highly preferred.
  • Successful completion of a Community Health Worker formal training program such as from a
    college or other education institution is preferred.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience working in a
    community-based setting for at least 1 year.
  • Completed Project Harvest Training
Number of Hours Worked per

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: No

Posted Rate of Pay: $15.00 Per Hour

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Number: S24406

Desired Start Date: 01/15/2018

Contact Information for Candidates

Linda Heffernan target="_blank">[email protected]

Close Date: 01/02/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please list relevant volunteer experience in addition to work experience.

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.

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