Health Education and Promotion Professional II (Nogales, AZ)

University of Arizona

Nogales, AZ

ID: 7074005
Posted: January 12, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Highlights The incumbent will work under the direction of the Family, Consumer & Health Sciences Agent to manage activities and functions of the Child Care Health Consultation (CCHC) program to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished in accordance with the Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board (First Things First) including priorities, time limitations, and methodology. This position provides Child Care Health consultations to child care centers and homes in the Santa Cruz Region; and works in coordination with the Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board (First Things First), the Arizona Board of Regents, and the University of Arizona on behalf of the Santa Cruz County County Cooperative Extension. The successful candidate will provide expert guidance and technical assistance to child care providers on a wide range of health and safety topics. This position will provide training and appropriate resources to assist the child care provider in successful inclusion of children with special health and/or behavior needs and will work as part of a team to develop educational materials which are appropriate for their audience.
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 and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
Provide advice and support to early childhood program staff through education and the identification of site-specific health and safety needs, including: on-site and telephone guidance and consultation; staff training on health and safety licensing requirements and evidence-based best practices; assistance in the development of health and safety-related policies and procedures; referrals to community resources; information to share with parents and children; and, identification of an internal Health and Safety Specialist in the early care and education program.
Document activities in on-line data management system and assist with preparation of reports, budget, and program records for management or outside agencies as needed.
Coordinates, develops and/or facilitates local trainings, workshops, meetings, or conferences for early care and education staff and stakeholders; and develops, compiles, and distributes communications and promotional literature.
Collaborate with local community partners on local health and safety concerns by attending meeting and events in the community; provide community presentations; and serve as a community resource to other local stakeholders serving early care and education programs.
Participate in or attend Child Care Health Consultation and/or Quality First continuing education events or statewide meetings; participate in collaboration meetings, First Things First regional council meetings if requested by the regional council, and other events as appropriate.
Position interacts and confers with faculty, staff, interns and community agencies in facilitating program objectives and for technical advice, problem solving assistance, and answers to questions regarding program goals and policy interpretations.
Minimum Qualifications
Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required
Must be able to work some weekends and weeknights as needed. Must possess transportation and a valid driver’s license at time of start date, as local travel will be required and Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy. May be required to travel statewide for trainings and statewide meetings.
Preferred Qualifications
Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives with minimal supervision.
Experience providing expert guidance and technical assistance to child care providers on a wide range of health and safety topics.
Proven ability to collect, synthesize, and disseminate research based information to appropriate audience.
Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse population.
Experience in childcare settings.
Experience using Microsoft Office and computer-based reporting systems.
Bilingual English and Spanish.
This position may have to lift some sugar or flour or small electronics but no more than 20 pounds.


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