Create Better Health Cache County - Somali Ambassador

at Utah State University in Logan, Utah, United States

Job Description

The Utah State University (USU) Extension Create Better Health (SNAP-ED) program is a comprehensive program that helps low-income individuals and families by providing direct education on basic nutrition, cooking skills and physical activity to youth and adults both online and face-to-face (as situations allow); collaborates with community partners to improve healthy food access and physical activity opportunities within communities (PSE work); provides outreach and education through social media platforms.

USU Extension Create Better Health program is seeking a qualified individual to work part-time (20 hours per week depending on available grant funding) providing complementary elements of the program (mentioned above). Reporting program progress and impacts is an essential part of this work. Familiarity with SNAP procedures and local community food distribution sites is desirable. Successful applicants will be required to recruit agencies they partner with, recruit clients they teach, and follow federal guidelines. SNAP-Ed is a grant funded program and adherence to policies, protocols and procedures are essential.

+ Dependably teach Create Better Health established and approved curriculum which covers: basic nutrition, food safety, food money budgeting and educate about physical activity to groups of low-income individuals and families eligible to receive SNAP benefits. Classes are offered virtually, as well as face-to-face.

+ Work with community partners to improve healthy food access and physical activity opportunities in your county (PSE work). Help make the healthy choice, the easy choice for your clients.

+ Requires computer skills for communication, reporting and planning.

+ Requires regular travel within assigned county and district. Occasional travel to state trainings will also be required.

+ Continuation of employment is based upon need, performance and available funding (funding is grant funded)

+ Work under County Extension supervisors.

+ Must follow Create Better Health (SNAP-Ed) policies and procedures.

+ Work with a positive attitude, including interaction with state office, supervisor, county team and general public.

+ Recruit clientele for program participation through personal contact, advertising in public areas, brochures, local media, social media and Department of Workforce Service (DWS) client list, which will be provided by the state office.

+ Adhere to confidentiality requirements

+ Accurately collect and report evaluation data to the Create Better Health (SNAP-Ed) state office through the PEARS reporting system.

+ Participate twice a month in statewide Zoom staff meetings on the 1st and 3rd Mondays @ 10am, attend county planning and staff meetings, and participate in Create Better Health in-services.

+ Attend regional trainings and annual conference in October.

+ Complete approximately 3-6 activities per 20- hour work week, depending on county circumstances and programming needs.

+ Participate in approved PSE work and report to the state office.

+ Contribute to the county Google calendar.

+ Submit supply receipts and accompanying documentation to supervisor or enter into Banner Workflow within a week of purchase.

+ Accurately submit travel and work hours in a timely manner.

+ Plan and coordinate with USU, DWS, WIC (Women, Infants and Children), Local Department of Health, Senior Centers, Head Start, Title 1 schools with minimum 50% students eligible for free/reduced lunch, church auxiliaries and other government and community organizations and agencies.

+ Request referrals, provide information on upcoming classes, and network with other agencies to build local partnerships.

+ Be aware of and familiarize clients with available community resources, specifically DWS, WIC, local food banks and food pantries and Extension programs.

+ Facilitate booths and workshops for public events, such as farmers’ markets, where SNAP is accepted, county fairs, 4-H, churches and other organizations.

+ Support statewide social marketing efforts.

+ Understand policies and procedures and be willing to follow USDA and USU guidelines. Follow code of conduct required by DWS. Keep confidential information confidential.

+ Keep trainings and certificates current.

+ Participate in multiple platforms (example: social media, live classes, zoom, face-to-face, etc.)

+ The candidate should understand the refugee communities and their culture and understand and speak their language to communicate better. The candidate must speak English /Somali, write the report in English, and have basic computer knowledge.

Minimum Requirements:

+ A basic knowledge of food preparation and nutrition is recommended.

+ Willingness to learn, work will with people, keep accurate records and do reports.

+ Personal internet access and some skill with computers and other electronic devices necessary.

+ Flexible hours.

+ Car, current insurance, and valid driver’s license, or access to reliable transportation to meet with clients. Mileage will be reimbursed.

+ Employees will be required to attend a two to three-day in-service training conference each year, which may be held on the USU campus.

+ The candidate should understand the refugee communities and culture and understand and speak the language to communicate better.

+ The candidate must speak English /Somali, write the report in English, and have basic computer knowledge.

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

Document size may not exceed 10 MB.

$14.50 per hour

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is only one of 137 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.

USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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Job Posting: JC195707502

Posted On: Oct 23, 2021

Updated On: Mar 29, 2022