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About this opportunity:
The Public health Research Associate assists with providing ongoing technical assistance to community based organizations, as well as public health, health care and social service providers of home visitation servicesA to families in vulnerable neighborhoods.
Technical Assistance is focused providing training on clinical topics known to impact pregnancy, birth and child development outcomes.
Includes a working knowledge of conducting needs and assets assessments, project management, evaluation, performance monitoring, as effective strategies and practices related to home visitation/case management, outreach, social support, and health education.
Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, teaching abilities, time management and project management skills.
Requires the ability to exchange information, answer questions and offer guidance, either face-to-face, through written correspondence, or via the telephone, with individuals outside the organization on a continual basis.
Requires tact and some persuasion beyond the levels of courtesy and politeness required for all jobs.
Requires the ability to function independently in a community setting.
All employees are expected to perform their duties in alignment with the vision and values of the organization.
A minimum 4 yrs. work experience in public health or community based research setting or equivalent academic achievement.
Masters in Public Health, Maternal and Child Health focus, Epidemiology, Behavioral Science, Nursing, or similar field.
Experience managing and evaluating projects.
Requires excellent computer skills with programs such as MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Power Point, and statistical programs such as SPSS, Stata, and/or SAS.
Bilingual English/Spanish speaking skills preferred.
Must have a valid California driver’s license and current, full coverage auto insurance.
Coursework in maternal and child health, biostatistics, data management, research methods, program evaluation, health policy, community health, epidemiology, or equivalent experience
Knowledge and direct experience with case management and home visitation.
Knowledge and direct experience conducting culturally appropriate evaluations with and within multicultural settings (health, social service, community, and academia).
Ability to apply quantitative and qualitative approaches to evaluation.
Experience managing and evaluating projects.
Ability to speak publicly and effectively to diverse groups of community members and health care professionals.
Creativity and flexibility in developing approaches, problem solving and working on a multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural team. Ability to work within time constraints.
Skilled in collaboration & networking.
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