Health Dept Community Health Educator

Department:Health Department
Division:Based on assignment
Open Date:May 30, 2020
Salary Range:$17.05 to $24.29 / hour Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Number of Openings:up to 20
Employment Type:(COVID grant) Full Time Merit Exempt and Part-time positions available

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Positions are merit-exempt limited-funding/limited time, subject to federal CARES appropriations through December 2020.  Continued employment is not guaranteed after the current funding time period. These positions require extended hours and may require working weekends/holidays.

Full Time positions are Benefits Eligible!

Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

Basic Life, Voluntary Life & AD&D Insurance

401(k) with 4% matching contribution

Vacation and sick leave

Preference for fluency in Spanish and English (fluency defined as proficiency level in both languages as evidenced by the ability to verbally interpret from English-to-Spanish and from Spanish-to-English, as well as the ability to translate written documents from English-to-Spanish and from Spanish-to-English).

Job Description

General Purpose

Health Worker Team: Performs health education and training in support of Healthcare workers and Case managers in the fight against COVID-19.

 

Senior Services Health Educators: Assist with digital inclusion efforts addressing social isolation, outreach, and assist in implementing healthy aging programs for both virtual and in-person senior centers.

 

 

 

Example of Duties
(Any one position does not include all of the duties listed; nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class). Recruits community organizations, resource people, and potential participants for support and assistance in program planning; develops a scope and sequence plan for a health education program; participates in formulating appropriate and measurable program objectives and designs programs consistent with specified program objectives. Utilizes computerized health information retrieval system effectively; obtains health related data about social environments, growth and development factors; establishes effective consultative relationships with those requesting assistance in solving health related programs; infers needs for health education interventions based upon obtained community data. Participates in developing a plan for coordinating health education services; facilitates cooperation between all levels of program and allied agency personnel; formulates practical modes of collaboration among health organizations, and organizes in-service training programs for personnel including agency staff, teachers, volunteers, youth, and other appropriate personnel. Participates in the development and implementation of plans to assess achievement of program objective(s); interprets results of program evaluations and infers implications for future program planning. Communicates programmatic needs and recommends future program planning direction to the Division Director and/or Bureau Manager. Interprets concepts, purposes, and theories of health education; predicts the impact of societal value system on health education programs; selects a variety of communication methods and techniques in providing health information; fosters communication between interdepartmental personnel, health care providers and consumers. Develops press releases for newspapers, radio, and television promotion; acts as a public information consultant in developing strategies to market health department services to the public for programs within the Health Promotion Bureau, as well as programs in other health department bureaus (e.g., WIC, Immunizations, and programs serving seniors). Specific areas of prevention and control may include tobacco use, alcohol use, cancer, cardiovascular disease, nutrition, obesity, unintentional injury and fall prevention, and immunizations; other subjects of intervention include work site health promotion, community coalitions, community outreach, and/or women’s health education. Provides community education to individuals and groups. Plans and implements health education events such as health fairs, classes, etc. Works with diverse communities to include ethnic populations and populations that include the young and elderly. Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations. Performs related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Promotion, Health Education, Community or Public Health Education. Preference given for public health experience.
Special Qualifications
Must pass a criminal history background investigation. Must furnish personal transportation for on-the-job travel. Must possess a valid Utah Driver License. Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of: sources of health related information, survey techniques to acquire health data, behaviors that promote or compromise health, needs assessment techniques and analysis, individual and group learning methods, health education evaluation instruments, conflict reduction methods, effective strategies for conducting in-service training programs. This position may require the driving of a motor vehicle; skill in operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner; ability to insure motor vehicle is operating in a safe manner; knowledge of Utah motor vehicle rules and regulations. Ability to: develop and maintain timely program schedules, make group presentations, follow written and oral instructions, communicate effectively (orally and in writing), establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, students, civic organizations, county employees, and the general public.
Important Information

Davis County is a drug-free workplace. All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment.

Copy of official college transcripts, proof of automobile insurance and a current Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) required.   

These positions are merit-exempt limited-funding/limited time, subject to federal CARES appropriations through December 2020.  Continued employment is not guaranteed after the current funding time period.

These positions require extended hours and may require working weekends/holidays.

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