Job Description

Payroll Title:
HEALTH EDUCATOR 2
Department:
School of Public Health
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
La Jolla
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
Appointment Percent:
40%
Union:
Uncovered
Total Openings:
2
Work Schedule:
Days, 12 hour shifts, Mon-Fri, Saturdays

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#119154 Bilingual Health Counselor

Extended Deadline: Mon 12/12/2022

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/3/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/12/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

The new Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science is dedicated to health and social equity and has over 80 primary salaried faculty, 25 secondary faculty, 200+ personnel, 200 postgraduate students, and 550 undergraduate majors. The School includes activities in the Public Health disciplines of Behavioral Medicine, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Global Health, Health Policy, Health Equity, Public Mental Health, and Environmental and Climate Health. The School administers two PhD programs (Public Health and Biostatistics), a Master of Public Health professional degree program, an MS in Biostatistics, the only Health Sciences undergraduate program (BSPH), an MAS in Leadership of Healthcare Organizations run in conjunction with UCSD Extension, and a Preventive Medicine residency program. The School has strong collaborative research programs facilitated by Research Centers of Excellence focused on Wireless and Population Health Systems, Health Promotion and Equity, Women's Health, and Tobacco Control, and has extensive collaborations with the School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy, Jacobs School of Engineering, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Moores Cancer Center, the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, and with other partners across the UC San Diego campus. Partnerships with the community and health agencies are fundamental to the School. The School houses five recharge cores providing services to UCSD and external customers, and the School’s faculty and academics hold ~$125M total awarded grants and contracts.

The bilingual health counselor(interventionist) will deliver a behavioral weight loss intervention focused on improving family functioning in Mexican-Americans. The interventionist will lead in-person weekly group based sessions in a research setting and monthly family sessions in a home setting. The interventionist will adhere to a treatment protocol consisting of nutrition and physical activity education, behavioral modification strategies, and relationship skills training.

Uses professional health education concepts. Applies campus policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues. Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 6 years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor's degree in related area plus 2 years of related experience/training

  • Working knowledge of the health promotion and education field. Knowledge of cognitive and behavioral theories and related treatment models.

  • Skills associated with both the development and delivery of health education programs and services. Counseling skills in mental/behavioral health.

  • Effective interpersonal skills needed to work with a diverse client group.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to acquire the requisite skills to analyze, interpret and respond to client needs. Ability to review participant progress reports and provide constructive feedback and support.

  • Must have a valid CA driver's license and acceptable driving record.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Working knowledge of the design and delivery of related programs. Knowledge of intervention/treatment fidelity.

  • Skills in nutrition and/or physical activity counseling.

  • Skills in family counseling.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • Able to work some early evening hours and some weekend hours.


Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

Application Instructions

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