Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Health Educator
University or Organization :
Michigan State University Extension
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Application Deadline :
May 21, 2020
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Keywords separated by commas :
health, extension, educator, mental health, farm stress
Location :
Benzie County, MI
Area, Department or Unit :
Health and Nutrition Institute
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
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Start Date:
None Stated
Given recent financial stresses in agricultural markets, MSU Extension developed farm stress management programs to help farmers and those who work with farmers, learn techniques to manage stress and access resources. As part of MSU Extensions Health and Nutrition Institute, the health educator provides local and statewide educational programming with a community behavioral health focus in mental health/farm stress management. The position shares knowledge on mental health, suicide prevention, and healthy relationships, as a way to promote available resources and to lessen stigma of help-seeking and self-management. This position works closely with the farm stress program lead and farm resource management educators.In this position, you will collaborate across community groups and work with interdisciplinary teams for meeting needs of agriculture audiences and stakeholders. You will design, implement and evaluate programming based on research and the needs of clientele groups, ensure dissemination of research-based information through various methods, including multi-media, direct education and written articles, and serve as an informational resource for Extension personnel and clientele. You must be able to demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge and use of appropriate approaches, skills and techniques, which reflect an understanding and awareness of social, cultural and economic diversity of the target population served.
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Minimum education level :
Masters degree in a field of study related to counseling, social work, human development, family studies, psychology, or public health.
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Other Requirements:
Masters degree in social work or professional counseling; Michigan licensure appropriate to professional degree, i.e., LLPC, LPC, LLMSW, LMSW.


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Contact :
Karlena Rajel
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