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Social Service
Coconino County Health and Human Services Department:...
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Coconino County | Flagstaff, AZ
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Job Description

Nature of Work

The Coconino County Public Health and Human Services Department offers a broad array of services to protect and improve the health of communities by preventing epidemics and the spread of disease, promoting healthy lifestyles for children and families, protecting against hazards in homes, work, communities and the environment, assuring access to high quality health care services, and preparing for and responding to emergencies.

We are hiring interns for Fall, 2019 for various departments. If you are interested in a career in public health and would like to gain more knowledge and experience, please consider the following unpaid internship opportunities for Fall, 2019.


Nature of work: Under direct supervision, assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of public health education and promotion programs, and community outreach activities.

Assigned areas could include:

* Environmental Health
* Teen Pregnancy Prevention
* Arizona Health Zone
* Tobacco and Chronic Disease Prevention
* Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention


The Communicable Disease Program at Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is seeking undergraduate interns to work within the Clinical Services Division. The Communicable Disease Program is responsible for preventing and controlling infectious diseases in the community, providing education regarding transmission and prevention, conducting surveillance for 90 communicable diseases and disease syndromes, investigating disease outbreaks and recommending control measures, and interfacing with other local, state, and federal agencies. The Communicable Disease Program encompasses a variety of diseases, including: sexually transmitted diseases (STD)s, tuberculosis (TB), vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD)s, food and waterborne illnesses, bio-terrorism threats, and vector borne diseases. Our office culture, practices, and policies require the ability to adhere to strict client confidentiality, maintain a non-judgmental mindset, and work with underserved and vulnerable populations without judgment. Interns will work closely with staff from various CCHHS programs, healthcare providers, members of the community, and stakeholders.


The Tobacco and Chronic Disease Prevention Program focuses on preventing the initiation of nicotine products among youth, protecting the public from second-hand smoke and vapors, providing cessation resources to those who wish to quit nicotine, and preventing the four leading causes of chronic disease death in Arizona, (Heart Disease, Cancer, Lung Disease, and Alzheimer's Disease). Interns can expect to work closely with the Coconino Anti-Tobacco Students, a youth coalition of dedicated high school students, provide tobacco and e-cigarette education, and promote the Aerobic Winter Challenge program, which is a worksite-based, physical activity incentive program.

The Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Program aims to decrease the number of fatal opioid overdoses in Coconino County using five public health strategies. Interns can expect to staff local events to provide opioid education, provide the public with naloxone kits and train them how to use it, interact with healthcare providers to provide updated information on prescribing practices, create marketing materials, plan and participate in the Overdose Fatality Review Meetings, and assist with the Opioid Crisis Response program, providing direct services to those at imminent risk of overdose.

Typical Duties


Typical Duties:

* Assists in planning, developing and presenting health education and training programs, lessons, and activities
* Participate in the development of marketing and promotional strategies and materials
* Assists in preparing and disseminating educational and informational materials
* Maintains accurate records, data, and documentation of all program results


Typical duties:

* Compiles reports and summaries of work
* Receives and enters data for disease and lab reports
* Maintains and documents case records
* Corresponds with healthcare providers for sexually transmitted disease and communicable

disease follow-up

* Assists with planning, implementing, and evaluating preventative education activities
* Processes confidential and sensitive documents
* Educates clients and the community regarding health promotion and disease prevention activities
* Establishes and maintains filing systems
* Composes, formats and types routine correspondence, reports and other documents
* Performs data entry and analysis
* Answers incoming phone calls
* Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

To be eligible for this program, you need to be a full-time or part-time Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior in a graduate or undergraduate program. You must possess a positive attitude with a strong desire to learn. Good presentation, writing and research skills are key to success in this position.

Preferred Majors:

All Social Work/Human Services, Counseling, Cognition & Neuroscience/Biopsychology, Anthropology, Human & Child Development, Family & Consumer Science, Geography, Sociology, Psychology, Speech Pathology, Public Health, Physical/Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Nutrition, Movement Science, Kinesiology, Health/Hospital Administration, Health/Exercise Science, Dentistry, Athletic Training, Veterinary Sciences, Healthcare Technology, Dietetics, Nursing, Medicine, and Communication Disorders Sciences & Services majors

Please send a cover letter indicating what area you have an interest in along with a resume to recruiter@coconino.az.gov.

Note: This is an unpaid position. Interviews will be held between August 5 - 9, 2019.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Curriculum development and health education theory and practice, Core public health functions, Health education programs, policies and procedure, Marketing strategies, processes and available resources
* Developing educational programs, organizing resources and establishing priorities
* Conduct literature searches, work safely and support the culture of workplace safety, communicate effectively and establish and maintain effective relationships with other employees, community partners and the public.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* General knowledge of public health theories and practices
* Business English, spelling, arithmetic, punctuation, and grammar
* General office culture and etiquette
* Word processing, spreadsheets, other computer applications and modern office equipment
* Maintain a non-judgmental mindset
* Maintain strict client confidentiality
* Prepare and maintain records and reports
* Work safely and support the culture of workplace safety
* Follow rules and procedures of assigned department, including state and federal law
* Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public
* Follow written and verbal instructions
* Communicate effectively verbally and in writing

About Coconino County

Victim/Witness Services for Coconino County is a community-oriented, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, victim assistance, witness advocacy, crime prevention education, and victim compensation to assist in alleviating the emotional, physical and financial needs of victims while promoting the constitutional rights of victims.