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[2021-01-17]   Tobacco Cessation Educator
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Who We Are: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is a state agency that, "Helps People Live Better Lives" every day encompassing our several divisions such as Public Health: Tobacco Free Nebraska is looking for a talented person to join our team for this position within Public Health . This person should be passionate about public health and helping Nebraskans quit tobacco and reducing tobacco-related death and disease. For more information, please visit the Public Health Webpage at the link below: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/public-health.aspx DHHS State of Nebraska values our employees by providing a supportive environment that strives to promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or genetics.

Hiring rate of position: Lincoln - NSOB

Work schedule: 8 am to 5 pm M-F
Examples of Work Tobacco Free Nebraska is looking for a talented person to join our team. This person should be passionate about public health and helping Nebraskans quit tobacco and reducing tobacco-related death and disease. A day in this position could include: Providing technical assistance to local communities and sub grantees on tobacco prevention and control best practices. Planning, directing, and overseeing tobacco prevention control initiatives and programs related to increasing tobacco cessation in Nebraska including but not limited to the oversight of the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline, increasing referrals, dissemination of call data, development of materials, and completion of associated reports. Engaging healthcare providers and facilities in tobacco cessation efforts including mental health providers and substance use treatment facilities. Planning, directing, and overseeing tobacco prevention and control initiatives and programs related to reducing tobacco-related health disparities, including oversight of contracts, grant proposals and reports, and providing technical assistance. Developing and maintaining effective relationships/partnerships with internal and external partners and work in collaboration with these partners and others toward the achievement of the grant goals and strategies. Representing the Tobacco Free Nebraska program among national and state partners and provide responses to requests from these organizations as needed. Assisting in preparing grant applications, budgets, and progress reports. Developing contracts and sub grants, and preform sub recipient monitoring for compliance with federal and agency guidelines, and to ensure work is completed according to the scope of work. Planning, organizing, preparing, and distributing information, educational materials, and training sessions on best practices in tobacco control and prevention. Working with an amazing team. This position includes some day travel and occasional overnight travel. We're looking for someone who is a team player and able to balance needs, requirements, work load, etc. for multiple projects. This person is self-motivated and works independently with minimal supervision. Qualifications / Requirements REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree or equivalent coursework/training in community health education, biological science, adult/continuing education or related field AND experience in public/community health education activities with responsibility for developing, evaluating, and leading health education program activities; assessing health needs; writing and designing educational and informational material, training aids, and presentations; preparing grant proposals; or planning and leading group sessions. Related experience may substitute for a Bachelor's degree on a year-for-year basis.

PREFERED: Bachelor's degree and/or Master's degree in public or community health or related field. Minimum of three years of experience working in public or community health. Experience with tobacco prevention and control and tobacco cessation. Experience with grant contract oversight.

OTHER: Valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of the principles and practices of program planning, implementation and evaluation including the assessment of goals and measurement of programmatic achievement.

Ability to demonstrate competence in group facilitation, collaboration and partnership development.

Skill in teaching, guiding and working with others. Ability to design, layout and use educational and informational material. Understanding of organization and operations of local governments and community organizations. Understanding of operations of healthcare, mental health, and substance use treatment facilities. Strong communication, time and priority management skills, planning, problem solving and decision making skills. Skills in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, and applications. Ability to interpret agency, federal, state and local rules, guidelines, policies and procedures pertinent to tobacco and possess strong leadership skills.

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