Create Better Health Ambassador

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The Utah State University (USU) Extension Create Better Health (SNAP-ED) program is a comprehensive program that helps low-income individuals and families by providing direct education on basic nutrition, cooking skills and physical activity to youth and adults both online and face-to-face (as situations allow); collaborates with community partners to improve healthy food access and physical activity opportunities within communities (PSE work); provides outreach and education through social media platforms.

USU Extension Create Better Health program in Tooele is seeking a qualified individual to work part-time (20 hours per week depending on available grant funding) providing complementary elements of the program (mentioned above). Reporting program progress and impacts is an essential part of this work. Familiarity with SNAP procedures and local community food distribution sites is desirable. Successful applicants will be required to recruit agencies they partner with, recruit clients they teach, and follow federal guidelines. SNAP-Ed is a grant funded program and adherence to policies, protocols and procedures are essential.

Dependably teach Create Better Health established and approved curriculum which covers; basic nutrition, food safety, food money budgeting and educate about physical activity to groups of low-income individuals and families eligible to receive SNAP benefits.
Classes are offered virtually, as well as face-to-face.
Work with community partners to improve healthy food access and physical activity opportunities in your county (PSE work).
Help make the healthy choice, the easy choice for your clients.
Continuation of employment is based upon need, performance, and available funding (funding is grant funded).
Work under County Extension supervisors.
Must follow Create Better Health (SNAP-Ed) policies and procedures.
Provide accurate and timely reports.
Work with a positive attitude, including interaction with state office, supervisor, county team and public.
Recruit clientele for program participation through personal contact, advertising in public areas, brochures, local media, social media, and Department of Workforce Service (DWS) client list, which will be provided by the state office.
Accurately collect and report evaluation data to the Create Better Health (SNAP-Ed) state office through the PEARS reporting system.
Participate twice a month in statewide Zoom staff meetings, attend county planning and staff meetings, and participate in Create Better Health inservices.
Attend regional trainings and annual conference in October.
Complete approximately 3-6 activities per 20- hour work week, depending on county circumstances and programming needs.
Participate in approved PSE work and report to the state office.
Contribute to the county Google calendar.
Submit supply receipts and accompanying documentation to supervisor or enter it to Banner Workflow within a week of purchase.
Accurately submit travel and work hours in a timely manner.
Plan and coordinate with USU, DWS, WIC (Women, Infants and Children), Local Department of Health, Senior Centers, Head Start, Title 1 schools with minimum 50% students eligible for free/reduced lunch, church auxiliaries and other government and community organizations and agencies.
Request referrals, provide information on upcoming classes, and network with other agencies to build local partnerships.
Be aware of and familiarize clients with available community resources, specifically DWS, WIC, local food banks and food pantries and Extension programs.
Facilitate booths and workshops for public events, such as farmers’ markets, where SNAP is accepted, county fairs, 4-H, churches, and other organizations.
Support statewide social marketing efforts.
Understand policies and procedures and be willing to follow USDA and USU guidelines.
Follow code of conduct required by DWS. Keep confidential information confidential.
Keep trainings and certificates current.
Participate in multiple platforms (example: social media, live classes, zoom, face-to-face, etc.)

A basic knowledge of food preparation and nutrition is recommended.
Job requires willingness to learn, work will with people, keep accurate records and do reports.
Access to reliable internet and some skill with computers and other electronic devices necessary.
Flexible hours.
Car and current insurance, valid driver’s license, or access to transportation to meet with clients required. Mileage will be reimbursed.
Employees will be required to attend a two to three-day in-service training conference each year, which may be held on the USU campus.

Apply at Search for job 2022-5823. 

$15/hr 20-25 hours

This position is with Utah State University Extension in Tooele County. 


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