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Program Assistant, SNAP-Ed
75.0 FTE%
Brown County / Georgetown, Ohio

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Using standardized curriculum materials, the SNAP-Ed Program Assistant teaches food, nutrition, food resource management and other related topics to low income adults, youth and/or families as part of the Education branch of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-Ed) in a variety of community settings. The Program Assistant uses standardized evaluation instruments to assess program participants’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors to determine educational needs and impacts; refers program participants to appropriate assistance programs; recruits adults for program through collaborating with community agencies and programs; recruits youth for program by collaborating with elementary schools serving 50% or more free and reduced meals; and participates in staff development and training opportunities to enhance knowledge of nutrition topics and successful methods for nutrition education. Position Responsibilities: 75%: Using standardized curriculum materials based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, teaches food and nutrition-related subject matter (physical activity, food safety, food resource management and healthy eating practices) to individuals receiving SNAP benefits or eligible for these benefits. Teaches participants in groups at community settings including but not limited to: Job and Family Services locations, homeless shelters, job training programs, food pantries, senior centers, etc. Using standardized curriculum materials based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans teach food and nutrition-related subject matter (physical activity, food safety, and healthy eating practices) to youth in groups at community settings including but not limited to: schools, summer food service programs, recreation programs, after school programs, YMCAs/YWCAs. 10%: Maintains accurate and complete records and reports for all activities, as required by the sponsor agency and by OSU Extension. Uses standardized evaluation instruments to assess program participants’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors to determine educational needs and program impacts. Maintains confidentiality of participants and individual records. Submit reports in a timely manner. 10%: Recruits youth by targeting schools serving 50% or more free and reduced meals and recruits adults by networking with community agencies and organizations that also target SNAP participants and eligible while always maintaining confidentiality of participants and individual records. 5%: Attends staff meetings and in-service training programs at the local, regional, and state level as required by supervising FCS Educator, Region Program Specialist, and/or Project Director. Implements changes as required by the sponsor agency and by OSU Extension. Internal and external applicants are required to accurately self-disclose all criminal convictions when they apply. Background checks will be conducted on internal and external final candidates. Final candidate offer is contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies or practices based upon the criminal background check. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Two year college degree; knowledge of the community’s infrastructure and culture; ability to teach nutrition/food safety/thrifty food shopping/food preparation/physical activity (training will be provided), to network with other individuals and agency representatives, to work with others, to recruit participants, and to learn nutrition and nutrition related information as outlined in the project; good computer data entry and e-mail communication skills; knowledge of the low income community and its infrastructure and culture; ability to teach in classroom settings; skills to adapt to change as the audience and/or the program changes. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s in Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences or related health area.
Job Req: 381473
Deadline: May 4, 2014

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