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Public Health Educator / Coach II

Company: Battelle
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Battelle delivers when others cant. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clientswhether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.Job SummaryBattelle's Health Research and Analytics (HRA) business line is currently seeking a Public Health Educator/Coach II to support our government customer in Portsmouth, VA. This Public Health (PH) program enables our government customers to maximize readiness through force health protection (FHP) strategies and solutions for current and potential Public Health (PH) threats. The core scientific and technical capabilities and product lines in this program are to conduct Health Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Analysis; Disease and Injury Prevention; and PH Consultation and Support for the benefit of active-duty service members, retirees, and their families. Battelle shall enable these capabilities and product lines by providing Scientific and Technical Information (STI) deliverables, by performing Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E), and other Research and Development (R&D) related analytical services. This position will be in Norfolk, VA.Supports the implementation of the government customers health promotion and wellness initiatives. Assesses health education needs, develops health education programs, and performs targeted healthcare education interventions. Executes, monitors, and evaluates projects, programs, trainings, and services that increase engagement and participation and reduce population health risks.ResponsibilitiesSupports program development on Health Promotion and Wellness topics.Develops and facilitates virtual collaborations, webinars, education sessions, etc.Conducts health and wellness assessments using advanced technology to include bio-electrical impedance, direct gas exchange, indirect calorimetry, heart rate variability, strength dynamometer, goniometer, and sphygmomanometer.Conducts biometric screening and utilizes appropriate screening tools to determine exercise testing readiness.Provides health coaching and health education including feedback in various group settings to the general population on health promotion programs such as physical fitness, healthy nutrition, general wellness education, and stress management.Applies accepted health coaching strategies to include mindful listening, open-ended inquiry, motivational interviewing, and facilitation of wellness vision.Collaborates with health specialists and stakeholders to set goals and achieve sustainable results.Contributes to program development and creates opportunities to engage in Health Promotion and Wellness topics.Participates in fact sheet, presentation, and publication product development by writing clear content to increase accessibility to nutrition and physical activity interventions.Collects, analyzes, interprets, and evaluates data related to health promotion programs and activities to assess trends and developments.Evaluates the effectiveness of programs and educational materials as they are used.Collects and analyzes data to learn about their audience and improve programs and services.Works with program administrators and content experts to improve Health Promotion and Wellness policies that promote health.Provides technical support in assessing health promotion outcomes and arranging and making site visits to monitor and evaluate HPW programs.Key QualificationsBachelors degree in exercise physiology, nutrition, health education, health promotion, public health, community health, psychology, and community health nursing or a healthrelated profession.Knowledge and experience developing and evaluating Health Promotion & Wellness(HPW) programs based on social and behavioral science theories, such as the health belief model and trans-theoretical model, to provide technical support in assessing health promotion outcomes, and arranging and making site visits to monitor and evaluate HPW programs.Experience collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating data to assess trends and developments.Effective communication, public speaking, interpersonal and customer service skills.Strong MS office skills including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.Experience hosting and facilitating meetings, trainings, etc. via conferencing/collaboration platforms such as MS Teams and WebEx.Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government security clearance.Preferred Qualifications2 years of experience as a health educator in a communitybased Health Promotion environment and/or Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification.Possess one or more nationally recognized NCCA credentials (ACSM, NASM, NSCA, CHES, MCHES, etc.) or obtain such designation within six months of employment.Experience with Healthy Eating, Active Living, Tobacco Free Living, Reproductive and Sexual Health, Psychological and Emotional Wellbeing, Injury and Violence Free living, Preventing Drug Abuse & Excessive Alcohol Use, Chronic Disease Prevention and Medical Home programs and services.Experience developing and analyzing needs assessments for program planning, assessing health status, identifying health risks, identifying resources, cost containment, and establishing priorities for disease prevention.Expertise drafting policy, regulations, instructions, standards, and guidelines related to wellness program issues.Professional knowledge in drafting of policy, regulations, instructions, standards, and guidelines related to HPW program issues.Experience participating in multidisciplinary teams that assess risk, conduct needs assessments, analyze data, develop content for educational programs, draft policy guidance, and evaluate outcome measures.Experience working in a DOD environment.Physical RequirementsThe person in this position frequently communicates with co-workers, management and customers, which may involve delivering presentations. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations. While facilitating fitness interventions, this person would be expected to position themselves according to applicable workout routines, stretches, etc. May be required to move equipment weighing up to 50 pounds across and/or around a business campus or large facility.Benefits: Live an Extraordinary LifeWe care about your well-being, not just on the job. Battelle offers comprehensive and competitive benefits to help you live your best life.Balance life through a compressed work schedule: Most of our team follows a flexible, compressed work schedule that allows for every other Friday offgiving you a dedicated day to accomplish things in your personal life without using vacation time.Take time to recharge: You get paid time off to support work-life balance and keep motivated.Prioritize wellness: Stay healthy with medical, dental, and vision coverage with wellness incentives and benefits plus a variety of optional supplemental benefits.Better together: Coverage for partners, gender-affirming care and health support, and family formation support.Build your financial future: Build financial stability with an industry-leading 401(k) retirement savings plan. For most employees, we put in 5 percent whether you contribute or not, and match your contributions on top of that.Advance your education: Tuition assistance is available to pursue higher education.Flexible work arrangements: You have options for where you work and when you work.A Work Environment Where You SucceedFor brilliant minds in science, technology, engineering and business operations, Battelle is the place to do the greatest good by solving humanitys most pressing challenges and creating a safer, healthier and more secure world.You will have the opportunity to thrive in a culture that inspires you to:Apply your talent to challenging and meaningful projectsReceive select funding to pursue ideas in scientific and technological discoveryCollaborate with world-class experts in an inclusive environmentNurture and develop the next generation of scientific leadersGive back to and improve our communitiesVaccinations & Safety ProtocolsBattelle may require employees, based on job duties, work location, and/or its clients requirements to follow certain safety protocols and to be vaccinated against a variety of viruses, bacteria, and diseases as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated. If applicable, Battelle will provide reasonable accommodations based on a qualified disability or medical condition through the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act or for a sincerely held religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related state laws).Battelle is an equal opportunity employer. We provide employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careersby Jobble

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