Kern Health Systems Offers A School Health Promoter Stipend Program!
Kern Health Systems (KHS) dba Kern Family Health Care offers funding to help schools and community partners implement school wellness policy and related strategies that promote school and community health. KHS believes that school health programs that align with a school or school district’s school wellness policy can help children stay healthy, prevent future chronic diseases, and improve academic performance. KHS is offering a stipend of $5,000 per awardee to support a school health promoter intern who can provide administrative assistance to school wellness policy implementation. Some schools may need administrative assistance organizing school wellness policy meetings, implementing their school wellness policy strategies, and organizing activities with local residents and community partners that would benefit school and community health. The school health promoter intern will function as a liaison between the school, community partners, and KHS. The length of assignment is 10-12 months of service.
April 24, 2017
Award Announcement Date
May 26, 2017
June 1, 2017 – July 15, 2018
School Health Promoter Intern Responsibilities
· Read and become familiar with the assigned school’s or school district’s school wellness policy.
· Work with the assigned school to conduct an assessment of the school’s wellness program, factors that impact top school health issues, and the school’s progress in implementing the school wellness policy.
· Assist with organizing and facilitating school site school wellness committee meetings with the school staff, school district, parents, and community partners to obtain feedback on ways to update the school wellness policy and share assessment findings. Work with the school wellness committee to update the school’s or school district’s school wellness policy.
· Assist with organizing and facilitating regular school wellness committee meetings to develop a school wellness program that includes a comprehensive work or action plan for implementing the school or school district’s wellness policy and promoting school and community health. Regular school wellness committee meetings will also cover updates on progress on implementing the school wellness program action plan.
· Assist with organizing separate meetings with the school staff, residents, and community partners to plan and implement specific projects and activities that pertain to the school wellness program action plan.
· Plan and facilitate regular health education workshops for parents and community partners.
· Provide weekly email updates or summaries on the school wellness program to the assigned KHS Member Health Educator. Meet in person or by phone at least every two weeks to discuss program progress and challenges with the KHS Member Health Educator.
· Report weekly hours worked.
Hours and Stipend Amounts
· The expected number of hours of commitment is 4-8 hours per week. This may vary depending on the needs of the school wellness program, scheduled school events and school closure dates.
· The value of the stipend is $5,000 and will be disbursed in monthly intervals throughout the term of service. If using own vehicle, mileage will be reimbursed at the current IRS rates.
Applicant Selection Criteria
· Must be 18 years or older.
· Must live in Kern or Tulare County.
· Must not be a dependent of a KHS employee.
· Must have a high school diploma or GED.
· Must be a college student enrolled in a field of study related to public health, community health, child development or other related field and provide proof of current college enrollment.
· Must have a reliable form of transportation and valid California driver’s license. If driving own vehicle, must possess state required auto liability insurance.
· Must have good communication and written skills.
· Must be very organized and have strong time-management skills.
· Candidates who are fluent in English and Spanish is highly desired.
· Candidates with experience working with schools or community health programs are highly desired.
· Must be willing to complete a background check, DMV check and a health clearance.
· A public notice announcing the application period along with the stipend application will be made available at www.kernfamilyhealthcare.com and mailed by request when made in writing. Click here to download a copy of the stipend application.
· Completed applications must be submitted during the application period, and received no later than the application deadline, April 24, 2017.
· Applications should be emailed, mailed or faxed to:
Health Education Department
Attention: Health Education Programs
9700 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Award Process and Evaluation:
KHS will review eligible applications, conduct follow-up interviews and make recommendations to the CEO for stipend awards.
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