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Posted: 06/13/2018

Job Reference #: 18313-1

Job Type: Government Healthcare - Support Services Healthcare - ALL CATEGORIES

Keywords: health,

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Job Title: Diabetes Prevention Specialist I

Closing Date: 07/20/2018
DEADLINE: Attach any required documents, i.e., Transcripts, Certificates, diploma and Motor Vehicle
Record, to your online application by midnight on the closing date. Late Applications or documents will not
be considered.
Job Number: 18-313
Job Type: Regular Full-Time
Department: Tribal Health Department/Genesis Program

City: Sacaton, AZ
Location: 121 S. Bluebird Road
Area of Interest: Community Health
Salary Type: DOE
Salary/ Hourly Rate: 33 15.98 Hourly
Tribal Driving Permit Required: Yes

The Diabetes Prevention Specialist I duties include providing instruction on diabetes prevention through
education, support and guidance. This position provides education to students in classroom settings,
emphasizing the importance of nutrition and physical activity, by providing these services to children in the
schools, Head Start sites and Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) programs, participating in public functions
and events. Case management of families receiving services from the Genesis Diabetes Prevention Program
with expertise in diabetes prevention, child development and management of obesity in childhood.

0 Coordinate diabetes education with GRIC elementary schools and other tribal programs in providing
services to students, teachers, parents, caregivers, and families in the community; care with Genesis
program staff and other Tribal Programs in providing services to families and individuals throughout the
0 Promote health nutrition and physical activities to students in the schools, Head Start and Early Head Start
programs and programs that provide services to children in the community; activity for high-risk children;
and child health development.
0 Actively work with parents, caregivers, school personnel, and other health care providers to achieve
program goals; other health care providers to achieve program goals.
0 Demonstrate positive interaction with students, teachers parents, caregivers and others to elicit support and
cooperation;0 Assist in the drafting, design, implementation, and coordination of program outreach activities (i.e., seasonal
events, health promotion activities and marketing diabetes prevention activities, schools events, and Head
Start parent events);0 Ability to input daily activities on a daily basis in established department databases;0 Ability to coordinate and adjust school schedules with PE Teacher, coordinate parent events, after-school
activities and maintain school attendance, sign-in sheets;0 Ability to be ?exible, adjust to change, last minute requests, multi-task, and be a team player;0 Must have the ability to communicate effectively in public functions such as classroom instruction,
meetings, and community events;Monitor client and provide referrals to other agencies as needed. Document client contact on a daily basis.
Track and record progress of infants/children to include height and weight.Demonstrate positive interaction with clients, families, and others to elicit support and cooperation.Assist in the coordination of performing/participating in community education and outreach (seasonal
events, health promotion activities & marketing diabetes prevention activities.Maintain strict client confidentiality.
0 Perform other duties as assigned, such as perform as back-up to other Genesis program positions.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY:
0 Knowledge of geographical area to be served.
0 Knowledge of Tribal Health Department Services, health care systems and facilities and other community
resources for referral.
0 Knowledge of SDPI program goals & objectives and added measures.
0 Ability to exercise good judgment in the development and implementation of lesson plan or health
promotions. Work requires good composure, a positive attitude and organized work practices.
0 Ability to prepare required records and reports in a timely manner.
0 Ability and willingness to accept both formal training in the ?eld of pediatrics or health or diabetes
0 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, CommunityOfficials and the general public.Ability to lift over 25 pounds.Ability to perform physical activities in extreme weather conditions, hot & cold.Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position; agree to maintain a Drug-free workplace.Ability to conduct research and network with other programs.Must be pro?cient in computers, knowledge of Microsoft Office, ACCESS, Excel, Word, and Outlook.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: High School Diploma or GED and completion of a Basic Health course at a accredited college or university and
a minimum of two (2) years professional progressive experience in a Public Health field which may involve
health promotion, or health education or experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the core
functions of this position; or any combination of education training and work experience which demonstrates
the ability to perform the duties of this position.


Certification in any one of the following (or obtain within 30 days of employment): Diabetes Prevention
Certi?cation, Certi?ed Diabetes Educator, Certi?ed Nurse’s Assistant.Maintain current CPR & First Aid Certification. Must show proof of current CPR & First Aid Certi?cation at
the time of applying for position.Must have some form of Physical Education or Fitness Certification: Arizona Health & Physical Education,
Physical Education, Teacher Certification, Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Youth Trainer,
Credentials: ACE, NASM, ACSM, AFPA, AFAA, Native Fitness Council;Must have GRIC food hand1er’s certi?cation or obtain within ninety (90) days of hiring date and must be
maintained during the course of DPS I employment;Must have a TB skin test or obtain within 30 days of employment;
Current Food Handler Certi?cation (i.e., GRIC, ServSafe, etc.) or obtain within 60 days of employment.Required to pass a background check and fingerprint clearance as a condition of employment and must continue
to maintain throughout duration of employment. Background checks are required for positions that involve
regular contact with or control over Community Children in accordance with The Indian Child Protection and
Family Violence Prevention Act, 25 U.S.C Sections 3201 and 3210 and C.F.R. Part 63 and positions that have
regular contact with the Elderly.Required to obtain a Tribal Driving permit. Valid state driver’s license with a current proof of driving record
for the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit. Proof of driving record must be
submitted with application and must not be more than 60 days old from the date of submission of the
application.Non-Supervisory, Hourly Position
Reports to Director or designee


- Medical - EPO or PPO Self-Funded Plan utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Network

- Prescription Program

- Dental - Plan is provided through CIGNA with no deductible for preventive services or $50 (individual)/$150
(family) deductible for basic and major services

- Vision - plan benefits are provided through SightCare of Arizona and carry a $10 co-pay for exams, zero co-

- Life and AD&D - We offer voluntary or supplemental life insurance for Employee & Dependents through
METLIFE Group Insurance. GRIC pays the full cost for your Basic Life and AD&D.Other Voluntarv Benefits -

- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
° Short Term Disability

- Long Term Disability

- Employee Assistance Program

- 12 Paid Holidays

- Vacation Leave

- Sick Leave

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference
Act (Title 25, U. S. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to
achieving the full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National
Origin, Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila
River Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.If you are claiming Preference in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the
required documentation to the completed Employment Application.Preference for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)Preference for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of a federally recognized Tribe.)
Preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)Preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)

SUBMITTED.Visit our GRIC website and apply onlinez www.gilariver.


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