Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Health Educator II for The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilites in the Pediatrics Department of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The primary purpose of the Health Educator II is to assist with the planning, organizing, and implementation of training in topics related to developmental disabilities. The Health Educator II identifies and promotes awareness of the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and families, and promising practices in the provision of community based support to people with developmental disabilities and families. The candidate conducts training activities related to workforce development of developmental disability professionals and coordinates and delivers training to family members and self-advocates on best practices and DD systems topics.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Assists in the coordination of training and technical assistance activities
Conducts training on topics related to person-centered planning and approaches, best practice in community supports, and community inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Jointly organizes and structures training programs that meet the needs of the target audience and are in accordance with the scope of work of the Center's grants and contracts
Works cooperatively with family and self-advocacy groups, service organizations, state agencies, and other stakeholders in i the provision of training related to best practices in the field of developmental disabilities
Consults and co-trains with individuals with developmental disabilities and family members on topics of need
Utilizes data to identify and provide input into training needs
Collaborates with supervisor and project team in the provision of existing training and development of new training.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Public Health, Special Education, or a related field plus two (2) years of experience, or a Master’s Degree in a related field plus one (1) year of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Applicants lacking the required degree may substitute appropriate related experience on a year for year basis.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of current trends in the field of developmental disabilities and the adult disability service system in New Jersey including person-centered planning and inclusive community-based supports.
Demonstrated ability to work with individuals with developmental disabilities, their families, and service providers. Experience in the delivery of training to groups.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and use of presentation equipment (e.g. LCD projector, laptop).
Posting Number: 19ST4218
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 101644
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.