IHP Research Assistant – Social Work
The Immokalee Health Project (IHP) is a grant funded program in Immokalee by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and directed by faculty from the Department of Health Sciences and Social Work at Florida Gulf Coast University. The purpose of the IHP is to enhance the well-being of Latinos/as and Haitians in Immokalee, Florida by increasing health literacy and promoting participants’ knowledge and care of existing physical health conditions. The IHP Research Assistant will work with the Project Co-Principal Investigators on data collection and data entry.
Typical duties include but are not limited to:
- Participate in a two-hour project training.
- Attend 15 2-hours health screening/education events.
- Conduct data collection during health screenings and/or health education workshops.
- Perform data collection at 6-months post the health education event.
- Enter data from source documents into prescribed computer database, files and/or forms. Verify data and correct data where necessary.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned
Additional Job Description
Required Qualifications: Must be a full-time student in a bachelor or master program at Florida Gulf Coast University at the time of hire. Research experience (minimum of one course and/or research experience). Collaborative IRB Training Initiative Program CITI training or complete within 30 days of hire. Proficient with Creole and/or Spanish language Experience operating a personal computer and have proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with the Latino and Haitian communities located in Immokalee Valid driver’s license and own transportation. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of Latino and Haitian cultures.
- Knowledge of health prevention.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
- Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
- Ability to interact in a professional manner with a diverse group of staff, faculty, students, and the community in a service-oriented environment.
- Ability to accurately prepare and maintain records, files, and reports.
- Ability to collect, analyze, organize and present information in a meaningful manner.
- Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
- Ability to display a positive and caring attitude, be self-motivated and sensitive to multicultural issues.
- Promote a common purpose consistent with stated University goals and demonstrate a commitment to students and the learning environment.
- Possess the knowledge of general written standards and procedures utilized, and have the ability to read, interpret, and follow procedural and policy manual related to the job tasks.
- Demonstrate the ability to respond to supervision, guidance and direction in a positive, receptive manner and in accordance with stated policies.
- Provide quality customer service by creating a welcoming and supportive environment.
- Present a professional image in word, action and attire.
- Demonstrate professionalism in dealing with a diverse population while understanding and respecting each other’s view of the world, personalities and working styles.
- Apply effective techniques to create working relationships with others to achieve common goals; successfully communicates and collaborates with others to achieve goals.
- Demonstrate skills necessary to look at situations and processes critically to make recommendations for improvement.
FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.
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