Community Worker - University of Illinois Extension - Matteson, IL (138244)
Community Worker – University of Illinois Extension
Unit 6 Cluster - Matteson, IL (Cook County - Unit 6)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Primary Position Function/Summary:
This civil service employee will support the implementation of the University of Illinois Extension SNAP-Ed initiated and directed by specified Multi-County Unit Director. The Community Worker will work with local residents (youth and adults) identified for SNAP-Ed programming to provide basic nutrition, food safety, physical activity, and food budgeting education for low-income individuals.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- In coordination with the supervisor, schedule educational activities for local residents (youth and adults) for intended SNAP-Ed programming.
- Collaborate with County Directors, Educators, Coordinators, and others to identify needs of the intended audience.
- In conjunction with partnering organizations, recruit program participants for classes/workshops in nutrition, food safety, physical activity and food budgeting.
- Conduct basic nutrition, food safety, physical activity, and resource management classes/workshops and/or provide similar information for intended population at organizations/agencies within the target community.
- Implement the six interventions designed to reach adults and youth.
- Collaborate with specified Extension staff to identify potential community partners that serve low income families. .Utilize and disseminate “approved” nutrition education materials as provided/written by the state specialists or educators.
- Refer SNAP-Ed clients to other local agencies (FCRC, WIC, food pantries, etc.) and other Extension staff based upon additional needs/concerns.
- Assists with conducting program evaluations to measure program impact.
- Assists with the implementation of education activities for special short term projects (WIC, youth summer camps, etc.).
- Help recruit and train volunteers as deemed necessary.
- Maintains and/or assists with compiling of necessary records/documents to complete required reports, including SNAP-Ed activity reports, contact reports, attendance sheets, program evaluations/impact, travel, and other required reporting.
- Under the direction of the supervisor, assimilate and disseminate educational supplies and materials related to food demonstrations.
- Provide peer training and mentoring for new staff as directed by supervising educator.
- Adhere to the University’s and local unit’s use/request of leave time.
- Comply with Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity policies and guidelines in all aspects of University of Extension work.
- Comply with all University of Illinois Extension and USDA policies and procedures in programs and employment.
- Participate in local, regional and statewide professional development opportunities and staff meetings, some of which may be out of town.
- Attend regional trainings with SNAP-Ed Educators and other regional nutrition program staff.
- Perform other duties as assigned for this job category.
One year of experience (paid or unpaid) in work related to the job to be performed
For more information about this Civil Service classification:
This Community Worker position is a 100%-time, benefits-eligible Civil Service position. The work schedule is to be determined (37.5 hours per week, 12 months per year). The minimum salary is $14.00 per hour.
To apply, submit a Civil Service application at jobs.illinois.edu and an exam request form for COMMUNITY WORKER – Matteson, IL Extension. Please include all relevant work/volunteer experience coordinating educational and/or community programs or activities. This information should be included in the Experience portion of the application. Documents such as college transcripts (unofficial are accepted), resumes, driver’s license, professional licenses, and certifications should be uploaded to the application by the time you submit an exam request, as these documents may be required for your exam.
For further information regarding application procedures, contact Illinois Human Resources at 217-333-2137 or [email protected].
This is a security-sensitive position. Comprehensive background checks, including but not limited to a criminal conviction information check, a CANTS check, and a review of the Registered Sex Offender list, will be conducted.
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College Name or Administrative Unit:Unit 06 Category:9-Off-Campus Title:Community Worker - University of Illinois Extension - Matteson, IL (138244) Open Date:10/08/2020 Close Date:10/22/2020 Organization Name:Unit 06