Family Spirit Health Educator Job at Johns Hopkins University, Fort Defiance, AZ

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  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Fort Defiance, AZ

Job Description

The Center for Indigenous Health (CIH) is located administratively within the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. There are also satellite offices located in the Southwest and Great Lakes regions of the Midwest where much of our community-engaged work is done. CIH employs over 250 staff and faculty, has 10 distinct satellite offices and an annual operating budget of $25 million. The core activities housed at CIH include research studies of behavioral/ mental health, infectious diseases, a graduate and doctoral training and scholarship program and wide array of public health service activities. More information about the CIH can be found here: Home - Johns Hopkins Center for Indigenous Health (jhu.edu)

Family Spirit Program Overview

Since 1995, CIH has worked with Tribal communities to develop, evaluate, and disseminate the Family Spirit Program. Family Spirit is an evidence-based and culturally tailored home-visiting intervention delivered by Native American paraprofessionals as an Indigenous solution to supporting young Native parents from pregnancy to 3 years post-partum. Parents gain knowledge and skills to achieve optimum development for their preschool-aged children across the domains of physical, cognitive, social-emotional, language learning, and self-help. The Family Spirit Core Curriculum consists of 63 lessons taught from pregnancy to age 3. Additional curriculum modules address emerging needs and specific family circumstances. The Family Spirit Program is currently being used at community sites around the country, with training and technical assistance provided by a team of CIH faculty and staff.

We are seeking a Family Spirit Health Educator who will work at the Fort Defiance, AZ (Navajo Nation) CIH office to recruit and serve families with the Family Spirit Program. The position will be supervised by the Fort Defiance site supervisor.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as a Family Spirit Health Educator in Fort Defiance, AZ.
  • Attend community meetings to represent the project and maintain contacts with community partners.
  • Recruit eligible participants and enroll them into the Family Spirit Program.
  • Provide referrals for families to appropriate community resources.
  • Provide transportation for participants to prenatal and well-baby visits.
  • Travel to and conduct home-based lessons between 28 weeks' gestation and 3 years postpartum; lessons cover a wide range of maternal and child health topics, with a special focus on culturally relevant content and celebration of local strengths and traditions.
  • Complete ongoing training and professional development to support effective implementation of the Family Spirit Program.
  • Document data from participant visits to track all program activities.
  • Review data for document accuracy and processing as needed.
  • Work with the rest of project team on duties related to the general conduct of the program and participate in staff meetings to review project goals and progress.
  • Attend community-based trainings and meetings (travel required)
  • Update program logs and maintain up-to-date data entry records as needed.
  • Assist with the other Center-wide programmatic duties as needed.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be comfortable collecting saliva, urine, or blood samples from participants.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers, including software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Independent and self-motivated.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong, positive interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across disciplines and within a variety of cultures.

Other

  • Ability to travel as needed, including overnight trips for extended periods of time.
  • Valid driver's license issued by the state of residence with a good driving record.
  • Some flexibility is required to ensure that evening and weekend work is completed for some projects.
  • This position will maintain background clearance as required by the employer and any collaborating agencies.



Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.
  • Two years related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

The Center for Indigenous Health (CIH) is located administratively within the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. There are also satellite offices located in the Southwest and Great Lakes regions of the Midwest where much of our community-engaged work is done. CIH employs over 250 staff and faculty, has 10 distinct satellite offices and an annual operating budget of $25 million. The core activities housed at CIH include research studies of behavioral/ mental health, infectious diseases, a graduate and doctoral training and scholarship program and wide array of public health service activities. More information about the CIH can be found here: Home - Johns Hopkins Center for Indigenous Health (jhu.edu)

Family Spirit Program Overview

Since 1995, CIH has worked with Tribal communities to develop, evaluate, and disseminate the Family Spirit Program. Family Spirit is an evidence-based and culturally tailored home-visiting intervention delivered by Native American paraprofessionals as an Indigenous solution to supporting young Native parents from pregnancy to 3 years post-partum. Parents gain knowledge and skills to achieve optimum development for their preschool-aged children across the domains of physical, cognitive, social-emotional, language learning, and self-help. The Family Spirit Core Curriculum consists of 63 lessons taught from pregnancy to age 3. Additional curriculum modules address emerging needs and specific family circumstances. The Family Spirit Program is currently being used at community sites around the country, with training and technical assistance provided by a team of CIH faculty and staff.

We are seeking a Family Spirit Health Educator who will work at the Fort Defiance, AZ (Navajo Nation) CIH office to recruit and serve families with the Family Spirit Program. The position will be supervised by the Fort Defiance site supervisor.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as a Family Spirit Health Educator in Fort Defiance, AZ.
  • Attend community meetings to represent the project and maintain contacts with community partners.
  • Recruit eligible participants and enroll them into the Family Spirit Program.
  • Provide referrals for families to appropriate community resources.
  • Provide transportation for participants to prenatal and well-baby visits.
  • Travel to and conduct home-based lessons between 28 weeks' gestation and 3 years postpartum; lessons cover a wide range of maternal and child health topics, with a special focus on culturally relevant content and celebration of local strengths and traditions.
  • Complete ongoing training and professional development to support effective implementation of the Family Spirit Program.
  • Document data from participant visits to track all program activities.
  • Review data for document accuracy and processing as needed.
  • Work with the rest of project team on duties related to the general conduct of the program and participate in staff meetings to review project goals and progress.
  • Attend community-based trainings and meetings (travel required)
  • Update program logs and maintain up-to-date data entry records as needed.
  • Assist with the other Center-wide programmatic duties as needed.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be comfortable collecting saliva, urine, or blood samples from participants.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers, including software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Independent and self-motivated.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong, positive interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across disciplines and within a variety of cultures.

Other

  • Ability to travel as needed, including overnight trips for extended periods of time.
  • Valid driver's license issued by the state of residence with a good driving record.
  • Some flexibility is required to ensure that evening and weekend work is completed for some projects.
  • This position will maintain background clearance as required by the employer and any collaborating agencies.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.
  • Two years related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Family Spirit Health Educator
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range: Min $15.50 - Max $26.00 HRLY ($43,160 targeted; Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: JHU - Arizona
Department name: Center for Indigenous Health
Personnel area: School of Public Health

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.


**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion .

Accommodation Information

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The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Job Tags

Full time, Work experience placement, Local area, Work from home, Night shift, Weekend work, Afternoon shift, Monday to Friday,

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