UNIV - Part Time Program Assistant - Psychiatry: Global and Community Health

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC 29409

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description

**FLSA:** Hourly

**Work Schedule:** M-F, 8:30AM - 5:30PM

**Job Summary:** The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is seeking a Program Assistant. Incumbent will function as community health worker (CHW) on a federally funded research study centered on comparing two weight loss interventions for African American adolescents and their caregivers. The community health worker will conduct 6-month interventions with12-19 year old adolescents and their caregivers, which will include delivering interventions in the home (or community setting) weekly with a second phone check-in once per week for the first 3 months, and weekly for the second 3 months; entering data to record intervention activities by adolescents and parents, and attend supervision sessions in Charleston; and completing research related tasks (such as data entry). Flexibility and willingness to work a flexible schedule and work with adolescents and their parents on evenings and weekends are necessary. Position requires the use of a personal vehicle with mileage reimbursement. Position is open to applicants residing in Charleston and surrounding counties.

**Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 4:** $29,061.00 - $41,415.00 - $53,769.00 (min - mid - max)

**Job Duties:**

+ 20% - CHW will provide in-home, in-office, or in-community intervention sessions. The sessions will focus on family weight loss. The sessions will also focus on barriers to weight loss. - (Essential)

+ 20% - CHW will teach families the intervention model. The intervention model will consist of steps, healthy eating and nutrition. Intervention model may also consist of exercise. - (Essential)

+ 20% - CHW will provide families basic education in obesity. CHW will provide family education in nutrition. CHW will also make physical activity recommendations. - (Essential)

+ 15% - CHW will teach families weight management as prescribed by primary care or specialty care physicians. - (Essential)

+ 15% - CHW will complete research related tasks including data entry to record intervention activities. - (Essential)

+ 10% - CHW will engage in professional development activities and ongoing training and supervision. - (Essential)

**Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:** A high school diploma and two years relevant program experience. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for the required program experience.

**Preferred Experience & Additional Skills:** N/A

**Physical Requirements:** Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/20 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Frequent) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Frequent) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to hear and/or understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent) Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)

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