Adolescent Health Specialist
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Adolescent Health Specialist
340 OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
340 District 7
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Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.
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The annual salary is up to $55,028.60 based on education and experience.
Location: Cherokee County Health Department
Salary: up to $55,028.60
Full Time /Part Time: Full Time
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday
Primary Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Why you'll love it here!
RESPECT. COLLABORATION. SERVICE. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. Check out why were are passionate about public health and believe it is the career for you!!! What is Public Health?
Oh yeah, did we mention perks? We know that benefits matter and that is why we offer a competitive benefits package for all eligible employees.
- Generous state paid benefit allowance to help cover insurance premiums.
- A wide choice of insurance plans with no pre-existing condition exclusions or limitations.
- Flexible spending accounts for health care expenses and/or dependent care.
- Retirement Savings Plan with a generous match.
- 15 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave the first year for full time employees.
- 11 paid holidays a year.
- Student Loan repayment options & tuition reimbursement.
- Employee discounts with a variety of companies and venders.
- Longevity Bonus for years of service
This position functions under the direct supervision of the District Nurse Manager/ Nurse Manager with additional oversight from the CAH Healthy Youth Consultant. Duties include: Providing age-appropriate, evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention curriculum in school settings, facilitating Public Health Youth Councils (PHYCs), and serving as an expert and resource for local communities on adolescent health issues.
- Implement, with fidelity, evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) curricula in rural counties with teen birth rates higher than the national average.
- Develop and provide presentations on additional adolescent health topics such as HIV/STI prevention, healthy relationships (including LGBTQ+ relationships), consent, suicide prevention, distracted driving, internet safety, and others.
- Work closely with communities, families, tribes, schools, and other youth-serving organizations (YSOs) to ensure education and outreach activities are provided to/about adolescents.
- Establish and facilitate PHYCs in the region.
- Assist in program development and participate in technical assistance site visits.
- Collaborate with Maternal and Child Health (MCH) to review project activities, assess project needs, and plan future activities, as well as to complete project reports and evaluation activities.
- Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
- Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.
Minimum Qualifications: (MUST upload transcripts with application)
Bachelor's degree in nursing, health education, community health or public health with one year experience in health education and/or working with adolescents.
Valued Knowledge, skills and abilities
- Required at this level include knowledge of public health problems, specifically related to adolescent health issues, public health principles and practices, community health organization, and the Positive Youth Development (PYD) framework.
- Required abilities and/or skills include and are not limited to public speaking; working with diverse groups of youth and adults in school and community settings; delivering evidence-based curriculum with fidelity; organizing communities and directing groups on adolescent health issues; preparing a variety of educational materials such as brochures, oral presentations, articles for publications, newsletters, and social media posts; to use applicable software and/or tools for data collection and entry; and to coordinate and carry out adolescent health activities.
- Ability is required to develop, plan, and implement an effective nursing care program and to provide education and training.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Combination of office, classroom, community organization meetings, teaching evidenced-based curricula, delivering presentations, and training teachers and other staff. Varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, and reaching. Use of N-95 respirator is required.
Telework: This position is not eligible for Telework and is subject to OSDH policy and supervisor's discretion.
- If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of application .
- All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.
Equal Opportunity Employment
The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.
Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.