University of Rochester Health Project Counselor in Rochester, New York

Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 006 Center for Community Health

Schedule

8 AM-4:30 PM

Responsibilities

THIS POSITION HAS AN END DATE OF 1/31/19.

Job Summary:

The Monroe County Diabetes Prevention Program Collaborative (MC-DPC) is focused on preventing diabetes by targeting pre-diabetic individuals and promoting healthy lifestyles. The goal of the MC-DPC is to implement and coordinate a unique portfolio of activities in Monroe County to identify prediabetes patients, link them to evidence-based and cost effective healthy lifestyle interventions, and address environmental and policy barriers to healthy living in their communities and workplaces. The Center for Community Health, at URMC, is coordinating this effort, collaborating with Common Ground Health, the Monroe County Department of Public Health, wide reaching community based partners and state and federally-funded initiatives.

The Health Project Counselor conducts outreach to community–based organizations to implement healthy living programs in their communities. Recruits community-based organizations and churches to establish CDC recognized Diabetes Prevention Programs. Engages residents in the community to participate in environmental changes to foster a healthy environment.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Outreach to community based organizations and churches to recruit facilitators to establish Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognized Diabetes Prevention Programs in their organizations. This will include conducting presentations, attending health fairs and individually meeting with representatives of community based organizations.
  • Participates in Diabetes Prevention Program training sessions using a high level of cultural competency and group facilitation skills. Provide support to the clinical dietitian in order to ensure that new facilitators feel competent to run their own Diabetes Prevention Programs.
  • Conducts outreach to city neighborhoods in order to identify outdoor spaces to promote healthy environments. Attend neighborhood association meetings, conduct outreach to residents (may include some door to door work), and help facilitate working groups.
  • Other activities as assigned by the Collaborative.

Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent, prefer AAS degree and/or experience in a service related field. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, and organizational skills. Reliable transportation and valid NYS driver’s license required. Spanish language proficiency a plus. Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Health Project Counselor

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Job ID: 201547

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time