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The IRD for this job is:08-04-2022
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
The UCSC Office of Risk Services supports the campus by helping departments identify their risk exposures, recommending strategies to reduce or eliminate identified risks, and administering the campus's insurance programs to facilitate maximum recovery from accidental losses. Our mission is to encourage and support a safe, healthy, and thriving community.
Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Workers' Compensation, Risk, Accommodations and Occupational Wellness Programs, the WorkStrong Program Specialist is a member of the Office of Risk Services. The WorkStrong Program Specialist is responsible for the development, long range planning, coordination and implementation of the campus WorkStrong Program; directed toward improving employee participants' fitness and wellness to reduce the frequency and severity of workers' compensation injuries. The WorkStrong Program is a University of California systemwide program that provides specialized exercise guidance and WorkStrong core services for those who have incurred a work-related injury. The WorkStrong Program is a comprehensive program and is designed to promote recovery and prevent future workplace injuries.
Salary Information: Salary Range: $71,700 - $83,400 / Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: Non-Represented
Job Code Classification: 007720 (BENEFITS ANL 3)
Travel: Never or Rarely
45% - Program Development and Administration
Develop and manage a comprehensive occupational WorkStrong wellness program in keeping with the goals of the system-wide initiative to reduce the frequency and severity of occupational injuries in the workplace.
Collaborate with the Associate Director of Workers' Compensation, Risk, Accommodations and Wellness Programs, to identify eligible WorkStrong Program candidates to reduce work-related injury and illness.
Coordinate WorkStrong Program referral process; including physician clearance, gym membership, and nutrition consultations.
Review and maintain awareness of system-wide WorkStrong Program processes and procedures. Develop and implement campus procedures to include system-wide processes and procedures.
Develop progress reports to document improvements in employee strength, flexibility, ROM, balance, comprehension and implementation of techniques learned.
Ensure efficient workflow in processing of referrals and documentation of participation and results.
Develop and utilize appropriate risk control measures to ensure participant safety and appropriate security of client files and information, in compliance with University policies and HIPAA requirements.
Develop and provide regular detailed reporting on the WorkStrong Program operating resources including, individual case reports and active WorkStrong wellness sessions.
Timely develop case invoices and process payments received for components of the WorkStrong Program.
Provide regular detailed reporting on program and participant outcomes and adjust program according to results.
45% - Participant Consultation & Program Coordination
Perform an initial evaluation and assessment of each referred employee, applies professional concepts and best practices to evaluate 'readiness for change' on an individual basis.
Coordinate and track all referrals, physician WorkStrong Program release forms, and program appointments.
Develop and implement individualized training programs for program participants.
Regularly interface with program participants and assist with overcoming barriers to participation in order to help in establishing long term behavior change.
Work in a collaborative manner with others across the organization and prioritize and complete competing assignments.
Maintain accurate records and ensure all forms and data collected are handled confidentially, and all paperwork and processes are HIPAA compliant.
Coordinate and conduct WorkStrong Program partner meetings as applicable.
Provide Associate Director, Workers' Compensation, Risk, Accommodations and Occupational Wellness Programs with current programmatic metric reports and recommendations regarding WorkStrong Program growth potential.
Provide reporting of program and participant outcomes as required by UC Office of the President.
Provide all necessary orientation and training, concentrating on the specific participant's needs. Coordinate and conduct fitness assessments to make initial determinations on appropriate physical activity programs for the participant. Develop appropriate practices that will ensure safety and success.
Monitor participant progress and provide personal training bi-weekly through the 12-week program; making changes as needed to assist participants in achieving their goals.
10% - Other Duties
The identification of essential functions listed above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties that may be assigned to this position, nor does it restrict the duties which may be assigned to this position if such duties reasonably relate to the position.
Maintain valid certification from a nationally recognized person training organization, group training or physical fitness organization.
Maintain current CPR and First Aid Certification.
Attend departmental, campus, and system-wide meetings as needed.
Keep current on the dynamic field of fitness in the workplace and be able to develop programming congruent with research and industry trends.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Knowledge of ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) fitness testing protocol.
Broad technical knowledge of development, implementation and evaluation of personal training, group fitness training, and fitness testing.
Proven ability to assess skills and limitations.
Ability to plan and implement appropriate challenging program activities and special events for clients with diverse backgrounds and physical abilities.
Demonstrated ability to develop client and peer relationships and partnerships with campus departments.
Ability to develop creative approaches to problem solving difficult, sensitive, confidential or emergency situations tactfully with sound judgment.
Ability to collaborate with a medical team including physicians, dieticians, and other health care professionals as part of the WorkStrong Program engagement.
Excellent organizational skills, including scheduling, tracking and documentation, and excellent time management skills with the ability to work independently in the management of multiple projects.
Effective interpersonal skills, both verbally and in writing, needed to work with a diverse employee participant group. Demonstrated ability to appropriately exercise independent judgment, initiative, tact, diplomacy and patience, and to successfully, collaboratively and professionally interact with diverse staff populations, community partners and vendors, on the telephone, through email and in person.
Experience in health promotion, exercise physiology, kinesiology or related field.
Excellent computer literacy skills with demonstrated skills including, but limited to in Microsoft Word; Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, survey tools, and Google Suite.
Master's Degree in public health, exercise physiology or other health and fitness related field.
Ability to read, write and speak Spanish.
Experience working with clients in occupational health or post rehabilitative setting.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Personal training certification from a nationally accredited institution such as ACSM, NSCA & AFFA, or ACE or the ability to attain one within 60 (sixty) calendar days of hire.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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