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HR / Special Projects Director for Clay County & Effingham County Health Department

Full-time – Salaried-exempt – Monday-Friday, with occasional evenings/weekends as duties require.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The HR / Special Projects Director is responsible for coordinating all human resource functions:  recruitment, retention, training, evaluation, compensation, benefits, policies, and procedures for the Clay & Effingham County Health Departments.  Additionally, this position assumes responsibility for the advancement of quality in public health by promoting data driven decision making and pursuing funding to support public health initiatives.

REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates for this position are required to have Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business or a related healthcare field.  Preference given to candidates with experience in Human Resources and/or grant writing.  HR Professional Certification also preferred.  Skilled in use of Microsoft Office Suite.  Must possess a valid Illinois drivers’ license.

    After School Program Coordinator

    Full-time. Mon-Fri, 10am – 6:30pm (Hours may be adjusted to meet program needs.  Summer hours 8am-4:30pm)

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    Coordinates all aspects of Teen REACH grant program awarded by the IL Department of Human Services.  The overall goal of this program is to provide a safe environment with caring adult role models that will work with youth to increase academic achievement and develop the life skills necessary for future success.  The program serves at risk students between the ages of 11-17 during the high risk critical after-school hours.  Core services must include:  improving educational performance; parental involvement; recreation, sports, and cultural/artistic activities; positive adult mentoring; service-learning activities; life skills education; and STEM (Science, Technology, Education, and Math) activities.  See:  https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=132923 for full details.

    Oversight of the Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP) for afterschool snack/evening meal is an added component of the program.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • A Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of one year’s experience with youth in the areas of child development, recreation, education or related fields; or
    • An Associate’s degree plus a minimum of 3 years’ experience with youth in the stated areas; or
    • A High School diploma or equivalent plus a minimum of 5 years’ experience with youth in the stated areas.

    (Reference:  https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=132897 Appendix 7 – Program Standards)

    Enthusiasm for working with youth highly desirable. Ability to organize and track detailed information electronically.  Supervisory experience required.  IL driver’s license and reliable transportation required.

      Youth Development Specialist

      Part-time – Monday-Friday, primarily 3-6pm – full days during school breaks and summer.

      POSITION SUMMARY:

      Leads small and large groups of youth in educational, recreational, artistic, and culturally enriching activities.  Program hours are 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on regular school days; 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. when Flora schools are not in attendance.  Requires a few earlier days when school dismisses before 3:00pm.  Lead activities like soccer, basketball, bike club, cooking, robotics, or participate in group activities like, life skill lessons, community service projects, 4-H, and Marathon Kids.

      REQUIREMENTS:

      Must be 18 years of age or older.  Responsible and energetic; able to bond well with youth.  Preference for persons with an interest in teaching or persons with experience teaching (school, Vacation Bible School, Scouts, etc.) and working with youth.

      IL driver’s license required.

        Registered Public Health Nurse

        Full-time. Mon-Fri, primarily 8am-5pm with occasional late clinic (6pm)

        POSITION SUMMARY: Prevents illness and promotes wellness by providing nutrition education for babies, infants, children, and parents; providing immunizations; and providing health education on various topics affecting the people of Clay County.   This position works primarily with the following programs:  WIC, Family Case Management, Im

        REQUIREMENTS: Qualified applicants must have an IL RN license; demonstrate active, compassionate listening skills; and willingness to learn.

         BENEFITS:  Government pension; 11 paid holidays; 13 paid vacation days in year one; paid sick time; health, dental, vision, and life insurance; tuition reimbursement; continuous learning environment on the job. 

          Maintenance

          Part-time, Mon-Fri., flexible hours to be determined by the Director of IT

          POSITION SUMMARY: Maintains the condition of the health department building.  Position requires:  lifting/carrying a minimum of 20 lbs, kneeling, walking, pushing/pulling, and standing. 

          REQUIREMENTS: 

          • Lifting/carrying a minimum of 20 lbs. – often more with assistive devices (carts, dolly, etc.)
          • Kneeling, walking, pushing/pulling, and standing 80% of time or more.
          • Able to demonstrate problem-solving skills.
          • Independent, self-motivated worker.
          • Driver’s license and reliable transportation.
          • Required special skills include: ability to use work tools, ability to use cleaning equipment, ability to shovel snow, ability to use lawnmower & weed eater, as needed.
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