Teen Pregnancy Prevention Specialist 1-4
This position is located in the Community Health Services with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department. The employee works under the supervision of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Supervisor. The employee is primarily responsible for providing programs for youth with specific goals and objectives that seek to delay initiation of sexual intercourse, reduce frequency of sex, reduce incidence of unprotected sex and increase the number of adolescents using contraception for the project participants.
Annual Salary: $47,880.00 - $60,240.00
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This is a summary of the duties and responsibilities commonly found in this classification. It is not meant to be all-inclusive, this, or other related activities may be assigned.
This position functions at the entry level (Tier 1) as defined by the Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals with integration of all Core Competency Domains. An emphasis on the following domains is important in this role:
- Communication Skills
- Health Equity Skills
- Community Partnership Skills
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Work with schools to recognize scheduled classes to teach TPP established curriculum.
- Actively participates in area tasks forces, coalitions, committees, etc., related to TPP.
- Assist in the design and implementation of evidence-based community projects.
- Prepare lesson materials needed for each session.
- Select subject matter and location for adult education sessions with principals and teachers.
- Work with community groups and coalitions on health-related projects.
- Make presentations for community and professional groups.
- Assist and/or create professional materials (e.g., posters, exhibits, leaflets, brochures and multimedia presentations).
- Reading and writing various documents such as reports, promotional materials, etc.
- Gather and compile information.
- Participate in outreach activities.
- Provide technical assistance and consultation to OCCHD personnel in developing and implementing preventive health care and health promotion activities.
- Maintain appropriate confidentiality and follow agency guidelines and statutory regulations regarding the release of information.
- Attends open houses and/or health fairs to provide information and resource materials, meetings will occasionally take place in the evenings and on weekends.
- Drives to off-site locations to perform job duties as needed.
In addition, at the direction of OCCHD Chief Executive Officer and Public Health Officer or designee, the incumbent will be assigned a variety of specific job duties and responsibilities as a member of the OCCHD Emergency Preparedness and Response Program Team (i.e., Bioterrorism Response Program). Also, as a member of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Program Team, the employee is required to complete all necessary emergency responder training and may be designated as a member of the first-responder team.
Completes required training in support of duties and responsibilities of this position.
In accordance with our designation of a PHAB Accredited health department and explicit commitment to a culture of continuous quality improvement, employees will receive Quality Improvement (QI) training deemed necessary by their supervisor.
- Master's or bachelor's degree in social work, Public Health, Sociology, Psychology, or Community Health or related field
- Valid Oklahoma driver license required
- Bilingual preferred (Spanish)
- Training and Implementation experience with Making Proud Choice Curriculum preferred.
LEVEL 1 - MA with no experience or BA with one year experience - $1,995 semi-monthly
LEVEL 2 - MA with one year of experience or BA with two years of experience - $2,151 semi-monthly
LEVEL 3 - MA with two years of experience or BA with three years of experience - $2,325 semi-monthly
LEVEL 4 - MA with three years of experience or BA with four years of experience - $2,510 semi-monthly
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Skill in communicating verbally and in writing with diverse groups using tact and diplomacy
- Ability and willingness to develop education and public relations materials
- Ability and willingness to utilize appropriate equipment
- Ability and willingness to develop and maintain effective working relationships
- Ability and willingness to speak in public
- Ability and willingness to maintain confidentiality and to assume responsibility for information disseminated
- Ability and willingness to follow established policies and procedures
- Ability and willingness to assume responsibility for work product
- Primarily indoors in climate-controlled building
- No smoking or use of non-smoking tobacco products is allowed at any time while conducting agency business or in agency vehicles
- No use of cell phones or the use of electronic wireless communications devices used to write, send or read a text-based communication while driving a motor vehicle on agency business
- May be subject to occasional standing for extended periods
- Subject to driving to off-site locations in varying weather to perform job duties
- Periodically exposed to glare from computer monitor
- OSHA category: Performs tasks that involve no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues
- Arm/hand steadiness and digital dexterity enough to use equipment such as computer keyboard, remote controls, and switches, etc.
- Vision enough to read and draft written communications such as computer printouts, instructions, hand- or machine-generated documents, etc., as well as print and/or graphics on computer monitor
- Speech and hearing enough to communicate with others via telephone, face-to-face or in a public meeting
- Ability to be understood in a public place with or without a microphone
- Flexibility and coordination enough to operate a motor vehicle as needed
- Flexibility and coordination enough to bend, stoop, stand, crouch and walk to perform tasks such as setting up equipment and making presentations
- Strength enough to lift and move equipment weighing up to 35 pounds
This position requires frequent contact with other employees, medical personnel, students, clients, teachers, and the general public to give and receive information and/or to provide technical assistance. The employee may be required to occasionally deal with hostile persons.
SUPERVISION GIVEN AND RECEIVED/ACCOUNTABILITY:
This employee is under the supervision of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Supervisor. The work product is subject to both specific and general review. The incumbent has no supervisory responsibilities, and although this position has no direct accountability for any money or materials, the employee may make recommendations which result in the expenditure of significant funds.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Must have an operating vehicle available for use when field duties are required
- May occasionally be required to work in the evening or on weekends
- May be required to take the smallpox vaccination, and other vaccinations or inoculations, as a member of the first-responder team
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE MUST PASS A CRIMINAL/EDUCATION BACKGROUND CHECK AND DRUG SCREENING.
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Employees who fall into the following categories are in conditional employment positions: a) Executive Management; b) Deputy/Assistant Directors; c) certain other OCCHD employees individually designated by position number whose salaries, benefits, and/or overhead are based on revenue generating contracts, grants, or fee-for-service revenue. In other words, this means that if the funding or the program is terminated, cancelled, or non-renewed, your employment terminates automatically. This position is conditional.
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