COMPANY: CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY
PROGRAM LOCATION: WINDMILL SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The CalFresh Healthy Living (SNAP-Ed) program supports healthy, active and nourished lifestyles by teaching Californians about good nutrition and how to stretch their food dollars, while also building partnerships in communities to make the healthy choice, the easy choice.
CalFresh Healthy Living is administered at the state level by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), University of California CalFresh Nutrition Education Program (UC CalFresh), California Department of Aging (CDA), and Catholic Charities of California, Inc. (CCC), and delivered at the local level by Local Health Departments, UC Extension Offices, Area Agencies on Aging, and Local Catholic Charities Organizations.
The Nutrition Educator provides educational classes and education promotion to low-income youth and elders to support healthy eating and active living in Santa Clara County. The Nutrition Educator is also responsible for assisting program staff with the implementation of multi-level evidence-based interventions to make positive changes in healthy eating and active living environments at partner community sites.
Additionally, this position assists the Program Coordinator with the administration of the CalFresh Healthy Living program to ensure compliance with the contract between Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County and Catholic Charities of California (CCC).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Nutrition & Physical Activity Education & Promotion
Teach nutrition, food safety, physical activity and food resource management education classes to low-income individuals and families, using state approved curriculum and materials.
Distribute linguistically and culturally appropriate nutrition education materials at partner sites, through various social media channels, and at health fairs and other community or promotional events where nutrition education messages are delivered.
Coordinate program activities with other agency services and programs, where appropriate.
Community Assessment & Engagement Activities
Support community assessment activities specifically outlined in the three year CalFresh Healthy Living work plan for implementation of evidence-based interventions.
Support community engagement activities to increase local community participation in CalFresh Healthy Living activities.
Coordination and Collaboration Activities
Maintain existing partnerships with program sites and community organizations, and collaborate to recruit participants and implement program activities.
Establish new sites to deliver services in the local community.
Liaison with Local Implementing Agencies (LIAs) in implementing the program and coordination of activities.
Trainings and Technical Assistance
Attend and participate in program trainings (some require overnight stays), and incorporate information into program delivery.
Provide training and technical assistance to partner site staff and volunteers in support of the implementation of program interventions
Program Data & Reporting
Collect, track, and report accurate and complete program data into the Program Evaluation and Reporting System (PEARS) on a monthly basis.
Capture photos, videos, and written testimonials to highlight participant and program success stories.
Program Evaluation [if agency participates in evaluation efforts]
Administer appropriate survey in support of agency’s program evaluation efforts.
Submit surveys to evaluation consultants promptly after administration to adhere to agency’s evaluation goals.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Nutrition, or Education preferred, or
Minimum of three (3) years related work experience.
At least one (1) year of experience providing education or training to adults and/or youth.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Bilingual skills - demonstrates ability to speak, read, and write English, as well as Spanish, Chinese, or Vietnamese.
Proficient with Microsoft Office programs and the ability to learn new data-base systems.
Detail oriented, highly organized, thorough, and accurate.
Ability to assume responsibility and work independently in an organized and trustworthy manner.
Skill in working with people as a team member or independently.
Ability to prioritize work tasks and manage time effectively.
Availability to work evenings and weekends when necessary.
Ability to travel/drive to community locations within Santa Clara County (mileage reimbursement provided if using personal vehicle).
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Standard agency office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Working hours may vary depending on program needs and school site.
Ability to lift up to 25 lbs
Clearance of background check via Livescan fingerprinting
Must have TB test performed and submit results
Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster status
Automobile, valid driver's license, and auto insurance as required per agency policy; or have access to reliable transportation
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This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant Because of a need to remain responsive to the needs of our clients and our Agency's operations, responsibilities may be modified at any time.
Catholic Charities is a non-profit, non-discriminatory service organization and employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability. Persons seeking employment are entitled to freedom from harassment and retaliation and reasonable accommodation for qualified disabilities.
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Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County (CCSCC) help people of all cultures and beliefs rise up out of poverty and overcome the barriers to self-sufficiency and wellness. Because most lives are a complex pattern of choices and circumstances, we take a holistic approach to helping people change their lives, taking into account the whole person, as well as their family and life situations. We do this in three ways. First, we alleviate the conditions of chronic poverty through food, housing assistance, access to benefits, senior services, and mental health services. Second, we reduce the effects of situational poverty by providing jobs, immigration legal services, refugee foster care, financial literacy, and asset development. Third, we prevent the cycle of generational poverty through early childhood development, parenting support, after-school enhanced learning, and youth empowerment. We strengthen our communities through parish and community engagement, immigrant and refugee integration, and neighborhood development services. Each year, we serve more than 40,000 people in need.