Welcome to Antelope Valley Partner of Health!!

Welcome to Antelope Valley Partner of Health!!

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Antelope Valley Partners for Health
Address

44226 10th St W, Lancaster, CA 93534

Office Hours
Monday – Sunday 8AM–4PM

Job Title: Assistant Project Coordinator/Health Educator

Department: Community Impact-PSE

Reports to: Associate Director of PSE Programs

Hours: Full-time, occasional evenings, and weekend work possible

Wage Range: $40,200-$45,000 (subject to County approval)

Implement programs and strategies to improve access to healthy foods and provide nutrition education and physical activity opportunities in LA County. Key strategies include improving access to healthy foods such as promoting CalFresh, creating client-centered and health focused food pantries, and distributing free produce in community settings. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Assistant Project Coordinator/Health Educator will:

  • Be responsible for assisting the Project Coordinator with management, planning, and execution of the process objectives, program deliverables, coordinating with decision-makers, partners and community members, as well as coordinating and collaborating with other Health Educators to conduct nutrition education, physical activities and reporting activities.
  • Assist in implementation of programs, strategies, and services.
  • Train site staff to conduct intervention using approved resources (Nutrition Pantry Program- NPP). 
  • Assist site staff with implementation of intervention, including but not limited to, the following: 
    • Support with nutrition education classes and events.
    • Technical assistance and training on Nutrition Pantry Program
    • Utilize Resources: Food Smarts Workshops 
  • Assist qualifying sites with Nutrition Pantry Program work plan.
  • Coordinate and facilitate nutrition classes at various locations. 
  • Support with nutrition education and physical activities (classes/ presentations/ videos (in-person/ virtually).
  • Collect participant demographic information in classes. 
  • Administer evaluation tools at all qualifying sites. 
  • Participate in community events and conduct outreach.
  • Participate in all AVPH required trainings.
  • Participate in relevant community meetings and/or committees including webinars. 
  • Recruit for participants to attend classes. 
  • Keep a participant tracking log up to date.  
  • Collect, analyze, report, and file all relevant documentation in OneDrive folder. 
  • Attend all weekly meetings and reflective supervision.
  • Facilitate food network meetings. 
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by Project Coordinator and/or Project Director.

Experience & Requirements:

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Sciences, Health Education or similar degree OR have a minimum of two (2) years of experience as a health educator in underserved communities. Must have experience providing administrative oversight (e.g. budget management, program tracking, reporting, staff management), assessment and evaluation, community engagement, and program implementation in underserved communities, with a minimum of one (1) year implementing nutrition education and obesity prevention programs.
  • Must pass background check.
  • TB test clearance.
  • Maintain CA driver’s license.
  • Must have automobile and proof of insurance. 
  • Must provide COVID-19 vaccination card. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Self-starter, with the ability to take initiative and require minimal supervision. 
  • Effective written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills preferred.
  • Knowledge of departmental policies, procedures, and organizational relationships.
  • Ability to work with interruptions while maintaining positive communication with staff and clients.
  • Ability to determine work priorities.
  • Ability to make decisions and take appropriate actions.
  • Ability to meet schedules and deadlines of the work area.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to adhere to safety rules and regulations.
  • Safely and effectively uses all equipment necessary to carry out duties.
  • Ability to establish positive rapport with diverse populations, utilizing cross-cultural skills and knowledge of cultural and religious differences, attitudes and practices.
  • Ability to be culturally sensitive, tolerant, and non-judgmental.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to understand distribution site operations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Bilingual preferred. 
  • Supports and adheres to the values and mission statement established by AVPH Board of Directors.

Working Conditions:

  • Primarily an office environment; with hybrid – remote option
  • Employee will be required to perform repetitive physical and mental activities, have face-to-face and telephone contact with individuals, work with others in a group or team, and work with the public. 
  • Will be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Work may be performed under stressful and emotional conditions.

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