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  • School Health Coordinator/Program Coordinator 1 (52240)

    Job Locations US-IN-Indianapolis
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/13/2018 12:52 PM)
    ID
    2018-2694
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Public Health
    Length of Assignment
    Thru 12/31/2018 (Potential Extension)
    Working Hours
    M-F between hours of 7:30AM-5PM (38 Hours/Week)
    Pay Rate
    DOE
    Area of City
    Downtown Indianapolis
  • Overview

    The School Health Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and facilitating the administration of YRBS and Profiles in the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Division of the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH). The Coordinator ensures the YRBS and Profiles surveys are administered in accordance with CDC policies and within State and Federal guidelines for the purpose of obtaining weighted data. The position is responsible for developing program plans relative to surveys, evaluating effectiveness of the on-going program and implementing necessary changes.

     

    The School Health Coordinator also supports the administration of AEGP in the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Division of the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), providing technical and program assistance regarding abstinence education to adolescents in Indiana. The Coordinator will work toward meeting national and state objectives surrounding adolescent pregnancy prevention. The Coordinator assists in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of programs to prevent adolescent pregnancy. The Coordinator ensures AEGP is implemented in accordance with FYSB policies and within State and Federal guidelines for the purpose of achieving performance objectives and program goals. The position provides support with developing program plans relative to implementation, evaluating the effectiveness of the on-going program and implementing necessary changes.

     

     

    Responsibilities

    • Work in collaboration with the CDC and MCH epidemiologists to formulate, interpret, compile and disseminate all information related to the YRBS and Profiles to applicable agencies and groups throughout Indiana.
    • Coordinate and oversee all activities related to the implementation of the YRBS and Profiles and disseminates data accordingly.
    • Represent ISDH/MCH on a regional and national level regarding adolescent school health surveillance in Indiana.
    • Establish high level collaborative relationships with multiple partners, including statewide public middle and high school administration, local health departments, Department of Education (DOE) and other public and non-profit agencies.
    • Serve as the primary contact for the YRBS and Profiles within ISDH, MCH, and other State agencies.
    • Serve as the primary agency liaison regarding adolescent school health surveillance and work closely with associated federal, state, and local agencies and other stakeholders to ensure that program objectives are modified and updated as necessary.
    • Coordinates and facilitates the administration of the YRBS:
    1. Obtain clearance from public high schools in the sample.
    2. Recruit and train survey administrators.
    3. Administer the survey to public high school students.
    4. Disseminate the YRBS results through posters, fact sheets, and other means of communication to all public high schools in the state, as well as other public and non-profit agencies.
    5. Monitor progress toward goals and provide frequent progress reports to the State Adolescent Health Coordinator.
    6. Track all reporting requirements and prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as required by the Federal Division of Adolescent and School Health.
    • Coordinates and facilitates the administration of the Profiles:
    1. Create school data file for biennial survey by establishing criteria for eligible schools and collaborating with DOE to obtain necessary information.
    2. Establish and coordinate tracking system for monitoring receipt of questionnaires.
    3. Obtain compliance and participation from middle and high schools in selected sample.
    4. Order, prepare, and deliver questionnaires to selected schools participating in survey.
    5. Work closely with Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity (DNPA) to conduct survey for identified priority school corporations.
    6. Disseminate the Profiles results with principals and teachers who participate in survey, DOE officials, and appropriate audiences in an effective and timely manner. 
    • Provide professional level consultation to MCH staff and grantees regarding adolescent pregnancy prevention best-practices, emerging trends, and resources.
    • Fosters collaborative relationships with multiple partners, including public and non-profit agencies, contributing to the development of system level recommendations and policies surrounding adolescent pregnancy prevention in Indiana.
    • Serve as an agency liaison regarding abstinence education and works closely with associated federal, state, and local agencies and other stakeholders to ensure that program objectives are modified and updated as necessary.
    • Provides support for all activities related to the implementation of the AEGP as needed:
    1. Coordinates Training and Technical Assistance with the contracted provider, assists as needed.
    2. Monitors AEGP sub-grantees through quarterly reports, site visits, phone calls, and in-person meetings
    3. Monitor progress toward goals and provide frequent progress reports to the Adolescent Health Administrator, including data collection for federal reporting.
    4. Track all reporting requirements and prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as required by the Federal Division of Adolescent and School Health.
    5. Assist with other department needs as required.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree is required. Areas of study may include public health, health administration, health education, psychology, social work, education, or similar disciplines.
    • Outstanding organizational skills.
    • Working knowledge of the development of public health strategies for new and existing maternal and child health programs.
    • Working knowledge of organization and function federal and state government agencies, official health agencies, professional, and other groups involved in Maternal and Child Health programs.
    • Ability to communicate extremely well verbally and in writing – prepare written and oral reports and presentations to communicate necessary information to internal and external partners.
    • Able to work independently and as a part of a project team.
    • Able to work under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
    • Able to multitask, prioritize, and be flexible.
    • Familiar with data analysis software; examples include Statistical Analysis System (SAS) and Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS).
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and/or Access.

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