Outreach Specialist I

Company: Arkansas Children's Hospital

Updated: 2/21/2013

Description:

At Arkansas Children's Hospital you can be a part of the Care, Love and Hope that our patients experience every day. From a nurse offering a comforting hug or a simple smile from a staff member in the hall to the Angel One helicopters that bring our patients to ACH from all over the state. It’s a natural part of life at Arkansas Children's Hospital, and you can experience it as Outreach Specialist Team. As an Outreach Specialist you will have the opportunity to be an integral part of a dynamic medical team impacting the lives of children every day along with these great benefits: • Professional growth and development • Healthcare plan • Retirement benefits • Tuition reimbursement • Opportunities for continuing education. Apply online at archildrens.org/Careers Position Summary The Outreach Specialist will work as part of a team to promote wellness, safety and a healthy lifestyle to children and families throughout Arkansas. Health Education on fitness, nutrition, healthy choices, fire safety, child passenger safety and other relevant topics is offered through school visits, health fairs and community events. Dynamic classroom presentations, hands-on activities at booths and effective written communication are all essential tools for the Outreach Specialist in creating a positive learning experience for audiences in a variety of settings across the state. Position Duties 1. Oversees statewide health education program(s) of designated responsibility. 1. Serves as primary coordinator for ACH health education program of assigned responsibility. 2. Provides appropriate and relevant health education on a variety of topics to interested groups and individuals. 3. Oversees selection and/or development of appropriate health education materials for distribution to children and families. 4. Maintains accurate files and statistics for the designated program of responsibility. 5. Works closely with other Outreach staff in scheduling of various programs, events and activities of the Community Outreach Department. 2. Strives to raise awareness of children's health issues to the general public, particularly in the areas of Wellness, Safety and Health Promotion. 1. Helps to organize and coordinate ACH involvement in health education events for children and families. 2. Uses appropriate ACH vehicle to transport needed supplies and materials to/from events. 3. Handles the set-up, operation and takedown of the ACH activities at events. 4. Responds in a timely manner to phone calls or written inquiries regarding health and wellness topics. 5. Works in partnership, when appropriate, with members of other organizations who offer similar health education programming so as to maximize resources. 3. Participates and serves as ACH representative at various health fairs and community events throughout the state, as assigned. 1. Assists in choosing appropriate events to attend. 2. Selects and gathers appropriate giveaways and health education materials for distribution. 3. Assists with coordination and design of ACH display/booth for events. 4. Assists with recruitment and training of employee volunteers for outreach events. 5. Maintains broad general knowledge of ACH in order to effectively serve as ambassador and answer questions. Position Qualifications 1. Education: Four-year degree in Health Education or related area of study is required. Any education related to Fitness, Exercise or Nutrition is a plus. 2. Experience: Two years experience working in Health Education or a related field is required. Experience in public speaking to a wide variety of audiences is desirable. Experience working with school-age children is helpful. 3. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Certification as a Health Education Specialist (CHES) is a plus. Certification as a Child Passenger Safety Technician needed within 6-months of hire. 4. Special Skills: (typing, data entry, word processing etc.) Program development and implementation skills highly desired. Ability to communicate effectively with the public is important. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team atmosphere is a must. Enthusiasm to positively promote ACH to all audiences is important. 5. Work Environment: Weekend work is required. Travel required. Must have a valid Arkansas driver's license. Must be able to drive Outreach vehicles, sometimes with trailer, to events throughout Arkansas. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs, as well as load, unload and transport supplies in a variety of settings.