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RSVP for June 11 Quarterly Meeting

The next Quarterly Meeting will be on Wednesday, June 11 from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Conference Center at UBS Tower, 1 N. Wacker Drive in Chicago. The theme of the meeting is Mental Health and Childhood Obesity: Contributions and Effects, featuring a keynote presentation by Myles Faith, PhD from the University of North Carolina. See the meeting agenda here. New to CLOCC? Attend the 30-minute Introduction to CLOCC session at 11 a.m. - reservation required. RSVP for the Quarterly Meeting and/or Introduction to CLOCC session to LaShaun Hayes at lahayes@luriechildrens.org or 312-227-7100.


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Events

The calendar is for one-time events only. For ongoing programs, please post your information in the Program Inventory.

Please note that the calendar is only for events promoting childhood obesity prevention - nutrition
and health awareness, physical activity promotion, and meetings and conferences. Submissions go through an approval process before they are posted, so there is a short waiting period before your event appears.

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August 16, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Event name: Fitness 4 Kids
Location: Association House, 1116 N. Kedzie, Chicago, IL
Description: The Association House presents the 8th Annual “Fitness 4 Kids” Health Fair to promote physical activity in the Humboldt Park community and to increase the awareness of various health topics.
For more information call 773-772-7170 or visit event web site
 
September 16, 2014, 1 - 4 p.m.
Event name: CLOCC Quarterly Meeting
Location: Conference Center at UBS Tower, 1 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL
For more information call 312-227-7100
 
September 17, 2014 – September 18, 2014
Event name: Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity Coalition Meeting
Location: Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 201 Broadway St., Normal, IL
For more information visit event web site
 
December 11, 2014, 1 - 4 p.m.
Event name: CLOCC Quarterly Meeting
Location: Conference Center at USB Tower, 1 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL
For more information call 312-227-7100
 
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Job Openings

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Job postings will be active for 30 days from approval. Please follow the instructions in each posting
to apply.

CLOCC will post internship opportunities on this board as they become available. Please respond to specific openings rather than sending in a general request or inquiry.


Business/organization: Action for Healthy Kids
600 W Van Buren Street, Suite 720, Chicago, IL

Title/position: Community Health Worker and Outreach Specialist

Job description: Chicago Community Health Worker and Outreach Specialist

Action for Healthy Kids® fights childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so kids can live healthier lives. We partner with a legion of dedicated volunteers - teachers, students, moms, dads, school wellness experts and more - from within the ranks of our 70,000+ constituency to create healthful school changes.

We are currently seeking an organized, enthusiastic, and motivated professional with vast Chicago connections for an 11-month contracted position (~50 hours/month) of Chicago Community Health Worker and Outreach Specialist. This position is dependent upon Action for Healthy Kids’ receipt of grant funding.


Position Purpose:

The Chicago Community Health Worker and Outreach Specialist is responsible for managing Action for Healthy Kids’ efforts to support funded community initiatives, focusing on bridging the gap between community, families, schools and health care services. This position reports to the Illinois Field Manager.

Job Responsibilities:

This position will:

•Conduct all grant community-related deliverables and initiatives;
•Conduct a community assessment of potential community partnerships;
•Conduct community outreach to inform community partners about Action for Healthy Kids’ mission and the mission and related initiatives of the Chicago Public School Office of Student Health and Wellness;
•Recruit, activate, and train community volunteers;
•Engage community-based partners in a community development process that builds their capacity around health and wellness;
•Strengthen existing community connections and facilitate the linking of relevant community-based organizations with local schools;
•Work with school wellness teams to ensure recommended health screenings (e.g. dental, vision, hearing) are conducted (including promoting the availability to families and staff and ensuring students return appropriate consent forms);
•Work with the community to offer guidance for the development of a long-term, sustainable plan that position schools as community hubs for health and wellness;
•Manage the data collection, analysis and results reporting for all grant community initiatives and support completion of required reports to national management staff;
•Communicate success stories on the webpage and social media outlets; and
•Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in Chicago communities of color and with the target population. He or she will be skilled, experienced, and comfortable with community health practices, community organizing and project management, and will be able to collaborate in a fast-paced team setting. The ideal candidate can self-start projects with minimal supervision thanks to exceptional time management and organizational skills. He or she will be a motivated and creative problem solver with strong oral and written communication skills.

Action for Healthy Kids is located in Chicago, Illinois, where this position will be based.

Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline (e.g. community organizing, community health).
•At least 3-5 years of experience in community organizing, program implementation, project management, and/or relationship management.
•Experience working in underserved communities in the Chicago area (e.g. Pilsen, Little Village, Belmont Cragin, Humboldt Park).
•English/Spanish bilingual preferred.
•Strong relationship building skills.
•Strong organizational skills.
•Ability to work independently with minimal day-to-day supervision.
•Ability to efficiently prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and manage time.
•Exceptional computer skills including Microsoft Office, with advanced proficiency in Excel.
•Ability to travel in Chicago.
•Exceptional communications skills - including public speaking experience.
•Articulate, resourceful, imaginative, self-motivated, proactive and able to relate to individuals in a team-like manner.

Action for Healthy Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send cover letter and resume by July 25, 2014 to:

Action for Healthy Kids
Email: Careers@actionforhealthykids.org
Subject Line: Community Health Worker and Outreach Specialist

www.ActionforHealthyKids.org

 

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Volunteer Available/Volunteer Needed

Fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering or if you are looking for volunteers

To contact a volunteer or respond to a volunteer request:
E-mail your request to info@clocc.net and include the Volunteer ID in the subject line.

Volunteer postings will be active for 30 days from approval.


Volunteer ID: 1697
Hours available per week: 5
Details: I am a recent graduate with a Masters in Public Health and I would like to have an opportunity to volunteer in the Public Health field. I would love to gain some hands on experience in all areas of public health. Thank you!

To contact a volunteer:
E-mail your request to info@clocc.net and include the Volunteer ID in the subject.

 


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