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HEALTH EDUCATOR

locationWaterloo - Iowa (IA),

atBlack Hawk County

Job Description:

Job Summary
Under general supervision of the Program Manager, performs health education and outreach activities to encourage healthy behaviors that will help community members to restore, promote and maintain optimal health within program areas. Job Responsibilities
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
~ Must be capable of regular and predictable attendance at a specified location in order to perform assigned tasks.
~ Develops educational programs relative to public health and safety according to the goals and objectives of the program; identifies strategic partnerships with organizations and stakeholders that promote health education.
~ Educates on the importance and availability of healthcare services, such as cancer screenings, weight management, and mental health services.
~ Conducts public health campaigns on topics such as, immunizations, proper nutrition, or stress management.
~ Plans, develops, designs, and facilitates health education and training programs, including preparation, selection of educational materials/curricula, and follow-up activities.
~ Implements, monitors, and evaluates health education programs.
~ Documents activities, records health education information, and maintains health education databases.
~ Presents health education programs on an individual and group basis.
~ Works with and provides health education to a diverse group of communities.
~ Maintains current knowledge base on specific health issues, particularly in area of health education, health promotion, and community health.
~ Provides community outreach to promote and strengthen liaison relationships.
~ Serves on appropriate committees and task forces related to project.
~ Assists in completing written progress reports on a periodic basis.
~ Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
~ Supervision is received from the Community Health Program Manager

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
~ No functional and administrative supervision is exercised over support staff

KEY COMPENTENCIES (TIER 1 LEVEL):
This position is aligned with the current Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals published by The Council on Linkages between Academia and Public Health Practice.
~ Communication Skills
~ Cultural Competency Skills
~ Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
~ Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
~ Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
~ Public Health Science Skills Minimum Required Qualifications
~ Bachelor"s degree in Community Health, Health Education, Health Promotion, or Public Health is required.
~ Must have current driver's license valid in the State of Iowa and be insurable under the County's guidelines.
~ Experience in working with the school aged and adolescent population. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities - ~ Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of health education.
~ Thorough knowledge of social determinants of health and health equity.
~ Must be knowledgeable of local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations as they apply to the program area.
~ In-depth knowledge of local communities and community resources.
~ Must be proficient in all Microsoft Windows and other computer software applications.
~ Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
~ Multilingual skills preferred.
~ Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with community, stakeholders, clients, and co-workers.
~ Ability to interact with persons from varied socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. Work Environment and Physical Demands
The work environment and physical demand characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Refer to the "Essential and Marginal Function Analysis" statement for a complete description of essential functions and functional requirements.

~ Work is performed indoors but requires frequent travel from one location to another to perform essential duties.
~ Position requires frequent use of computers, phones, copies and fax machines.
~ Position requires frequent interaction with employees, outside agencies and the public. Additional Information
All applicants will be initially evaluated based on the information included in the application only. Therefore, it is important to complete your online application accurately and thoroughly as it relates to the position requirements. Resumes, transcripts, certifications and other supporting documentation may be required for further consideration. Applicants considered best qualified will be asked to continue in the selection process.

An online application is required. To apply, submit: 1) online application at https://ia-blackhawkcounty.civicplushrms.com/careers/; 2) proof of education and/or required certification(s).

An eligible and qualified veteran may be entitled to preference in employment under Iowa Code §35C.1. A veteran is an individual who meets the definition set forth in Iowa Code §35.1.In order to assert this preference a voluntary veterans preference form must be included. Applicants will receive notifications by email.

Note: The application contains a required Supplemental Questionnaire. Your responses to these questions will assist in screening applications to determine who continues in the selection process. Responses should be informative and concise; not responding appropriately may eliminate you from consideration. Do not refer to a resume or other documentation.

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