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Employer: University of Georgia (UGA)
Located in: Athens Area, Georgia
Degree Required: Masters
|Working Title||Prevention Educator & Peer Mentor Coordinator|
|Department||UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTER|
|About the University of Georgia||
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
|About the College/Unit/Department|
|Retirement Plan||TRS or ORP|
|Employment Type||UGA Employee|
|Benefits Eligibility||Benefits Eligible|
|Full/Part time||Full Time|
|Work Schedule (other)||
|Advertised Salary||$34,988 + Commensurate with Experience|
|Open until filled||No|
|Proposed Starting Date||08/01/2018|
|Special Instructions to Applicants|
|Location of Vacancy||Athens Area|
|EEO Policy Statement||
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
|Classification Title||HEALTH EDUCATOR|
|Job Family||Health Services|
Graduation from an accredited college or university with an advanced degree in health education or a related field; and some experience working with a health education program.
Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Work, Higher Education Administration, or related field of study
This position supports the University’s prevention and wellness efforts and is part of a dynamic Health Promotion team that is making a difference, including a positive health behavior culture shift, and changing students’ lives. The Prevention/Peer Mentor Coordinator in collaboration with other team members is responsible for utilizing evidence and theory based principles to develop, implement, and evaluate programs, and initiatives that are part of a comprehensive prevention, early intervention, recovery support and wellness strategy for students. This position will train, direct and supervise graduate interns and a student peer educator group. The Coordinator also serves as a member of the on-call advocate team for the UGA campus.
|Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies||
-Knowledge of alcohol and other drug prevention theory and current research and assessment practices in the field of public health.
Ability to sit, stand, bend and other motor skills.
|Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment.||Yes|
|Does this position have financial responsibilities?||No|
|Does this position require a P-Card?||No|
|Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?||No|
|Credit and P-Card policy||
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.
Develop, implement, and evaluate theory and evidence informed programs and initiatives that are part of a comprehensive approach to prevention, early intervention, and student wellness with a focus on AODprevention and healthy relationships.
|Percentage of time||50|
Conduct individual consultations with students on a variety of wellness topics utilizing techniques including but not limited to Motivational Interviewing and Health Coaching strategies.
|Percentage of time||25|
Provide mentorship and direction for peer mentor program including recruitment, training, and program implementation.
|Percentage of time||10|
Collaborate with key stakeholders to develop a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to student wellness, persistence, and resiliency.
|Percentage of time||10|
Serves in the on-call advocate rotation for the campus.
|Percentage of time||5|
Posted on 06/22/2018
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