CHEC Training Specialist

Website Lowell Community Health Center Lowell Community Health Center

Lowell Community Health Center

JOB TITLE: Training Specialist
Department:  Community Health- Community Health Education Center (CHEC)
Supervisor: Community Workforce Training Coordinator
Date prepared: 03/12/15
Prepared by:  Mercy Anampiu and Alyson Downs
Revised: 3/18/2021

ABOUT CHEC:
The Community Health Education Center (CHEC) is the centerpiece for public health education in the Northeast Region of Massachusetts. CHEC specializes in cross–training and professional development opportunities for Community Health Workers (CHWs) and other public health professionals. Training participants are engaged in diverse learning tracks to acquire and broaden their scope of knowledge and skills. We offer comprehensive certificate programs for CHWs and Medical Interpreters; Cultural Competency and Health Equity trainings, and advanced health seminars as needed. Participants enjoy a peer learning environment that promotes exchange of information, ideas and community resources while learning about current public health topics. CHEC represents and works with diverse groups where we, and those we serve work and live.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Part-time (24 hours)- grant funded position. The Community Health Education Center (CHEC) efforts will be coordinated with Lowell Community Health Center Departments and other Community partners serving the Northeast Region of Massachusetts. Training Specialist will support various administrative duties and related training  activities at the community Health Education Center.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES follow. Other duties may be assigned.

? Performs basic training and education on various Public Health topics as needed.
? Creates and administers evaluation tools as needed to help inform and improve training offerings.
? Develops and distributes training and communication materials as needed.
? Maintains knowledge of developments in Community Health and Public Health fields by reading current publications and articles.
? Develops standards and procedures for timely documentation of all training activities.

? Assists with processing and management of training registrations including reminder calls/emails to program participants and distributing registration packets.
? Monitors, evaluates, and records training activities.
? Maintains and updates various databases for proper and up to date record keeping.
? Compiles data on training activities and participant information.
? Performs outreach and attends networking events to promote CHEC training programs.
? Prepares and maintains training room and kitchen area, including training equipment setup (i.e., laptop/projector) for trainings, luncheons, and other events.
? Provides administrative support for daily program operations including responding to telephone and email requests for information about CHEC and CHEC training programs and greeting and welcoming visitors, agencies, and individuals at the front desk.
? Maintains stock of training supplies and refreshments, including food orders for trainings and other events.
? Completes reports in a timely manner.
? Attends meetings, trainings, and seminars as needed.
? Performs other duties as required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: 2 years full-time, or equivalent part-time, office experience required. Successfully completed education beyond the high school level (AD or BA) may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience. Knowledge of lesson plan development and adult learning styles required. Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations. Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to facilitate groups. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Experience working in public health, social services, human services or similar role and function required. Proficiency in Windows, and MS Office applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) desirable. Superior telephone and customer service skills. Must be able to work efficiently and professionally within time frames; must be very organized. Must be flexible, willing to pitch in and work as part of a team.

LANGUAGE SKILLS Bilingual preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee may lift and/or move up to 25lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions such as heat, rain, wind and snow. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Community Health Worker experience/ knowledge with at least 2 years full time experience, or equivalent part-time office experience required.
Knowledge of lesson plan development and adult learning styles required.
Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to facilitate groups.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Experience working in public health, social services, human services or similar role and function required.
Comfort with public speaking; presentation and facilitation skills.
Proficiency in Windows, MS Office applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) required.
Superior telephone and customer service skills.
Must be able to work efficiently and professionally with concurrent projects and meet desired project time frames.
Must be well organized, flexible, and willing to pitch in and work as part of a team.

LANGUAGE SKILLS Bilingual preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee may lift and/or move up to 25lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions such as heat, rain, wind and snow.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

To apply for this job email your details to alysondo@lchealth.org