Research Assistant I- Bilingual (Casual)
UTHealth School of Public Health
Requisition #: 190000AS
Consistently ranked among the
best places to work, The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth)
is Texas' resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery
and excellence in patient care. As
a comprehensive health science university, the mission of The University of
Texas Health Science Center is to educate health science professionals,
discover and translate advances in the biomedical and social sciences, and
model the best practices in clinical care and public health. We
pursue this mission in order to advance the quality of human life by enhancing
the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and injury, as well as
promoting individual health and community well-being.
Department: School of Public Health
Status: Part Time- Casual
The UT Health Science
Center-School of Public Health Brownsville Regional Campus is implementing
various projects to cover a variety of topics including health information
exchange, diabetes self-management, quality improvement, patient centered medical
homes, Wagner’s Chronic Care Model, patient navigation, and community wide
campaigns. One of these projects is the MEND project and we are currently
hiring a Research Assistant to be part of the MEND project team.
MEND (Mind, Exercise,
Nutrition, Do It!) is a social enterprise, established to enable a significant,
measurable and sustained reduction in childhood overweight and obesity levels.
MEND 7–13, is a multicomponent 10-week program designed for youth ages 7 to 13
and their parents or caregivers. MEND 2 – 5 is for younger children and their
parents or caregivers. The Program equips families with the knowledge,
tools and skills to lead fitter, healthier and happier lives.
The Research Assistant
will be responsible for successfully delivering exercise sessions to the MEND
youth participants over the intervention period. The research assistant’s
ability to coach, engage and connect with the MEND children, while maintaining
a positive and disciplined environment, is an integral factor in the success of
Selected applicants will
be joining a highly motivated team to assist in expanding services throughout
the region using the best models of care.
· Leads the exercise
sessions for the youth participants according to protocol
· Participates in the two
Healthy Growth Check sessions, collects and records accurate data
· Participates in the
Group Reward session planned by the families
· Leads Sustainable
Outcome Post-Program Physical Activity Sessions according to protocol
· If necessary, substitute
for Mind and Theory Leader to deliver session to families
· Other duties as assigned
Background in healthpromotion, exercise science, fitness, or related field
Background in workingwith children, group-work with children is strongly preferred
Experience with CATCH orSPARK programs a plus
Group facilitationskills and experience, especially with youth and families, are stronglypreferred
Experience working withoverweight/obese populations a plus
Ability to motivate andinspire children and groups
Current CPR/First Aidcertification
Bilingual in Spanish
Exerts up to 20 poundsof force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds constantly and/or a negligibleamount constantly to move objects.
This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical,biological or radioactive agents.
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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.
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