Public Health/Health Educators
Public Health - Health Educators
Provides public health education and promotion in the community to influence individual health behavior and empower the community to make needed changes. This includes planning developing, and implementing community health education programs and serving as a resource for the department and the community on health issues, including nutrition and physical activity. Provides media and public relations support to the health department.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Selects and/or develops program components (goals, objectives, strategies, interventions and activities) in a structured format to address educational objectives of the program using evidence based strategies. Coordinates program objectives outlined in the department plan or grant and ensures they are completed according to the specific requirements.
- Researches and develops educational materials designed for the intended audience of the program that will help bring about desired behavior change and meet the goals and objectives of the program
- Develops and maintains an evaluation plan to ensure effectiveness of health education program and makes recommendations for future programming; completes program reports as required.
- Monitors budget expenditures for the program, issues purchases orders and requests for program supplies and expenses. Coordinates program staff activities to meet goals and objectives.
- Performs as a member of the health education team to diagnose and track community health problems from an educational perspective and helps to solve them through the selection and use of sound educational methods, tailored to particular education needs.
- Collaborates with other health agencies and organizations, community members, elected officials and key leaders to coordinate provision of health education services through coalitions and partnerships that maximize resources and minimize duplication of services.
- Responds to schools, community groups, student groups and individuals, providing health education information and resources.
- Serves as a member of the Health Department media team including during an emergency response including writing press releases on programming, national and local health information, and other topics as assigned. During a public health emergency response, may be assigned to perform additional duties as needed.
- Identifies and accesses funding for programs by assisting in the preparation of grant proposals.
- Represents the health department as a member of local and regional boards and councils.
- Visits establishments to support education opportunities.
- Other duties may be assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Principals, practices, objectives, and methods as related to program development, evaluation, and promotion, marketing, and media communications in a health education program.
- Scope and application of policies, laws, and regulations pertaining to public health programs.
- Record keeping and reporting procedures.
- Principles and practices of grant/budget management and administration.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a four year college or university in health education, nutrition and/or dietetics, community health or related field; one to two years related experience and/or training; Master's degree preferred in public health, public health administration or related field. Knowledge of community network and resources related to the program. Previous experience with coalitions and/or consortiums preferred.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Candidate must be able to pass a criminal background check. A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process. Felony convictions or convictions of crimes of moral turpitude or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position.
Must possess a valid Colorado driver’s license to operate a County vehicle.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is required to walk in the field, attend off-site meetings, stoop, kneel, and crouch. May be required to sit for long periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Work is performed in both the field and office environment. Workstation locations may change based on the needs of the agency. Hours of work are typically Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, work outside of those hours and on the weekend may be required. Wearing personal protective equipment to limit COVID-19 exposure risk will be required.
Deadline: July 23rd, 2020
Routt County is an EOE