Diabetes Prevention Program Coordinator

Position Status

Full

Site

Chicago

NHC Position Type

Health Education

Position Summary

The purpose of the member service is to coordinate the execution of the national diabetes prevention program as designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The member will serve collaboratively to identify partnerships to host and sponsor the program in various communities. The member will serve to recruit participants through various mechanisms and educate participants in diabetes prevention per CDC protocol.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Engaging in outreach and promoting health education topics and healthcare services; Collaborating with pre-existing patients and partner organizations; Recruiting participants; Facilitating interventions and classes about health issue prevention and management and overall wellness; Implementing and executing program using established protocols; Managing program evaluations; Conducting data collection; Planning and preparing for classes; Keeping and organizing documentation and records; Engaging in program planning; Doing healthy cooking demonstrations; Doing physical exercise demonstrations.

Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate

Speaks language(s) spoken by patient populations; Compassionate; Experience with public speaking; Open-minded; Non-judgmental; Self-starter; Multi-tasker; ability to balance; Good verbal and written communication skills; Proficient computer skills and data entry skills; Passion for community outreach or helping others to improve their health a plus.

Knowledge Required for the Position

Knowledge of AmeriCorps/Health Corps member requirements; Skill with Microsoft Office or other software for a variety of data processing operations involving a range of problem solving, record keeping, correspondence, and service tracking options.

Supervision

The supervisor assigns service activities, advises on changes in procedures, and is available for assistance when required.

Review

The service activities are reviewed for accuracy through spot checks, through complaints from customers, and through observation of the Member at service. Completed projects are reviewed very generally to determine that objectives have been met and are in compliance with policies and regulations.

Guidelines

Written and oral guides provide specific instructions for doing service. Most instructions are easily memorized and require little interpretation. Detailed guidelines exist, including regulations and directives, handbooks, precedents, industry standards and files of previous projects.

Complexity

The facts or conditions of the service position are clear cut, predictable, and apply directly to the assignment.

Purpose and Impact of Service Position Assignments

Member provides timely services of a personal nature to others.

Nature of Contacts

Clients

Purpose of Contacts

To motivate, influence, or educate people to support change behaviors.

Special Considerations

Health screening or service required