Diabetes Program Coordinator

      • Job Tracking ID: 512409-593174
      • Job Location: Coos Bay, OR
      • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
      • Level of Education: 2 year degree
      • Date Updated: September 29, 2017
      • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
      • Starting Date: ASAP
      • Close Date: Until Filled
      • Job Type: Full Time
      • Starting Salary: $19.04/hr DOE
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    Job Description:

    SUMMARY

    The Diabetes Program Coordinator works within the Health & Human Services Division to design, implement and manage a program to address education, prevention and management of diabetes. The Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating a curriculum focused on nutrition and lifestyle changes for diabetes prevention.

    PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Develop, implement and evaluate a diabetes prevention curriculum, using culturally-based best practice models.

    • Review, evaluate and select appropriate educational materials for program participants.

    • Provide classes and talks on diabetes prevention and lifestyle changes for individual participants, family members, community groups and staff.

    • Manage related activities/programs, such as lifestyle change programs, to encourage positive and healthy activities for Tribal members and their families.

    • Administer class evaluations, monitor data for areas needing improvement and make program changes as needed based on data.

    • Work with participants to customize the program to the individual, with consideration for lifestyle, cultural, social, psychological and economic needs.

    • Work as part of the Health & Human Services team to identify individual and/or family needs for other services not necessarily directly related to the Diabetes Prevention Program.

    • Compile and submit monthly/quarterly/annual reports as required by grants and by the Tribes.

    • Participate, as available, in Tribal activities, such as Tribal Family Gatherings, youth events, youth camps and other events.

    • Work with Community Health Representatives regarding diabetes education and prevention.

    • Prepare articles and flyers for publication in the monthly Tribal newsletter.

    • Provide blood glucose testing at events. Maintain and manage blood glucose monitors, testing supplies and educational materials for distribution to Tribal members.

    • Maintain appearance standards as outlined in CTCLUSI policies.

    • Must be able to interact with Tribal members and the general public in a courteous, professional, and efficient manner.

    • Must possess effective oral and written communication skills.

    • Required to maintain a good attendance record.

    • May be required to perform other duties as directed by management.

    • Other duties as directed by management.

    LEVEL OF AUTHORITY & RESTRICTIONS

    • No supervisory authority

    PHYSICAL & MENTAL DEMANDS

    • Must be able to walk, talk, hear, use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.

    • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

    • Must be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 40 pounds.

    WORKING CONDITIONS & ENVIRONMENT

    • Moderate noise level with frequent interruptions and distractions.

    • May require local and out of town/overnight travel.

    • May be required to attend Tribal youth camps and other activities

    CLOSES: November 28, 2018 at 4pm

    Experience and Skills:

    MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS

    • Must be at least 18 years of age.

    • Associate’s degree in community health education, nursing or public health nutrition/dietetics is required.

    • Certified Diabetes Educator or Certified Health Education Specialist is preferred

    • Experience in diabetes education and/or nutrition is preferred; specialized training in diabetes and/or nutrition may substitute for experience.

    • Knowledge and skills with computer programs (Microsoft™ Office Suite, etc.) is required.

    • Must possess ability to work with a wide variety of people and the ability to communicate effectively and relate to Tribal members.

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

    • Must possess reasonable ability to communicate in English.

    • Valid Oregon driver’s license, adequate transportation, and eligibility to operate GSA vehicles required.

    • This is a covered position and will be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal history background check which will include fingerprinting.

    • Must be eligible for employment in the U.S.

    • Indian preference will be observed in the hiring process.