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HEALTH PROMOTION SPECIALIST/STNC
Student Health Services

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PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE

THIS IS A SHORT-TERM, NON-CONTINUING POSITION

Filing Deadline: Monday, July 14, 2014

STATUS OF ASSIGNMENT

SALARY

$24.97 per hour, approximately 20 hours per week

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION

The Health Promotion Specialist will be working to coordinate a Student Health Peer Support Coalition, engaging peer leaders on campus in a variety of outreach and educational projects focused on preventive mental health. The Health Promotion Specialist performs a variety of activities within the Student Health Services department associated with health education, mental health promotion, and prevention of mental health conditions, with a focus on those that interfere with student success at Santa Rosa Junior College. The Health Promotion Specialist works within the Prevention and Early Intervention Program (PEI) under the supervision of the PEI Program Coordinator.

Job duties will include: group training, supervision, and evaluation of student health peer workers; coordination of the PEERS Coalitions activities; support development of online resources and technology based outreach; liaison work with other college departments and student leaders, towards engaging students in the recognition of, and support for at-risk students; assist with the planning, development and implementation of priority health awareness events, workshops and classroom presentations, based on student needs assessment data and college environmental scanning.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Possession of a Bachelors degree with major coursework in health education, public health, community health, social services, behavioral sciences or a closely related field. Masters Degree in Public Health, and/or Certified Health Education Specialist certification (CHES) is desirable.

Experience:

Two years of on-the-job work experience in health education, health promotion, and /or prevention of health conditions. Work experience in a public health education role targeting diverse populations using peer education models is highly desirable.

Equivalency

Any combination of education and experience in the above areas that suggests an ability to perform the job duties outlined.

Knowledge of:

Principles, methods and techniques of planning, intervention and evaluation of evidence based health education, promotion and prevention programming, peer education models, group processes, and supporting behavioral change in young adult populations. Working knowledge of health conditions affecting young adults, such as substance abuse, depression, suicide, sexual assault, etc. and behavioral risk factors.

Ability to:

Serve as a health information resource and make presentations to students, faculty and the public in structured and unstructured settings; apply assessment methods to identify student population needs, and evaluate programs and services; plan and implement evidence based health promotion programs and services; plan, organize, conduct and oversee a variety of instruction, training and outreach activities; integrate a variety of communication resources and media into health education, promotion and prevention work; work with college personnel and community agencies effectively towards facilitating referrals and the delivery of health education, promotion and prevention activities; prepare and maintain clear and concise records and program reports; effectively use spreadsheet, publishing and presentation software; work effectively with diverse groups; exercise independent judgment; write and speak effectively; demonstrate strong interpersonal skills; supervise team of student workers.

CLASSIFICATION

Short Term, Non-Continuing (STNC)

FUNDING

This position is funded by Sonoma County MHSA Prevention and Early Intervention funds.

Application

To apply, please send:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/ curriculum vitae
  • List of 3 references (including contact information and relation to you)

Via email to:

Jeane Erlenborn, MPHjerlenborn@santarosa.edu


MORE ABOUT SRJC


Application Materials & Procedures

To download job announcements and application materials, please go to http://www.santarosa.edu/hr/job-openings/job-openings.php or contact us to be mailed the materials to apply :

Human Resources Department

Santa Rosa Junior College

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive

MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

PHONE (707) 527-4954

FAX (707) 527-4967

EMAIL bhodenfield@santarosa.edu


The office is located in the Button Building on the college campus and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

All documents included in your application file become the property of the college and will not be returned. Your file for this opening will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each opening.

It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required materials are in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration. Applications received after the priority filing deadline will be considered only if the initial priority screening is unsuccessful.

Following the priority filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be forwarded to a screening committee for review. Approximately 15 to 20 days later, we will notify you whether or not you have been chosen for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, the Student Body, and the Board of Trustees.

Although Santa Rosa Junior College does not reimburse candidates for expenses related to the first interview, candidates traveling from out of the area for administrative or full-time faculty positions who are selected as finalists will be offered a travel stipend for their administrative interview(s).

If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources Department.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):

  1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  2. Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
  3. Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
  4. Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).

The Jeanne Clery Annual Security Report, which includes personal safety and crime prevention information, related District policies, and District crime statistics, is available at www.santarosa.edu/police or paper copies are available upon request from the District Police Department.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.