Grant Programs Specialist

Duties of the Grant Programs Assistant

a. Provides education and outreach to healthcare providers, school staff, community-based organizations, social service agencies, parents, and individual adolescents on the importance of adolescent health and WellCare visits.

b. Works with healthcare provider office staff to evaluate current practices on youth-friendly environments and assist the staff in implementing changes to improve youth-friendly practices.

c. Conducts Smoke-Free Illinois Act (SFIA) compliance checks of public places and places of employment in Kankakee County (including checking for signage, ashtrays, documenting witnessed smoking violations, and completing community education to correct and raise awareness of SFIA.

d. Works with the Public Information Officer to develop health promotion social media posts for the Adolescent Health Program or the Illinois Tobacco-Free Communities Grant.

e. Attends all trainings, webinars, workshops, and meetings as required for the Adolescent Health Program or Illinois Tobacco-Free Communities Grant program.

f. Accurately records all activities and data measures for both programs.

g. Maintains regular and effective communication regarding program operations with the Kankakee County Health Department’s Administrator and Health Promotion Coordinators.

h. Performs appropriate emergency response duties as required.

i. Performs other duties as assigned.


Associates Degree in public health, health promotion, community health, social work, education, administration, counseling, psychology, nursing, or related field with preference for those pursuing or who have completed a Bachelors Degree in the previously mentioned field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read and interpret written information
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Possess ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Possess genuine respect for others and acceptance of their individual social and cultural traits.
  • Ability to create presentations and provide education to small and large groups.
  • Ability to effectively interact, establish and maintain working relations with staff and with person from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills reflecting clarity and diplomacy and the ability to communicate accurately and effectively with all levels of staff and management.
  • Computer knowledge and typing , including Microsoft word package
  • Ability to maintain detailed records and reports according to guidelines of appropriate programs
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize when needed
  • Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively
  • Experience and work ethics that support working within a high functioning team-oriented environment
  • Able to travel and attend professional meetings, conferences, trainings, educational presentation, and other grant-specific opportunities.

Demonstrate flexibility, adaptability, enthusiasm, and willingness to cooperate while working with other in multi-disciplinary teams and organizations Requires vision adequate to read and analyze written and printed documents. Requires hearing and speech skills adequate to answer telephone calls and to communicate with clients and staff. Requires manual dexterity to perform typing and diagnostic screenings. Requires ability to follow verbal and written directions or orders. Current Illinois Drivers license. Personal vehicle for use in carrying out required duties. Auto liability insurance is mandatory. Demonstrates ability to carry a minimum of 15 pounds.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $21.00 per hour


  • Monday to Friday


  • Associate (Required)

Work Location: One location

Salary Range
$40,000.00 - 73,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Kankakee, IL 60901, US
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