Public Health Educator 2 #156Spokane Regional Human Resources
Job #156 Public Health Educator 2.
Full-time opening in Health Promotion.
To mobilize community; build community capacity; educate citizens, health care providers, and community organizations in senior fall prevention strategies to reduce the incidence of senior falls in Spokane County and the East Region EMS (Emergency Medical System) 9-county region. To increase capacity in childcare facilities to improve the active play among children. Incumbent reports to program manager.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
- A Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Community Health, Public Health, Health Education, Health Promotion or closely related field.
- Three years experience in community health and exercise programs or a Master’s degree as outlined above and two years of experience in community health and exercise programs.
- Valid motor vehicle license and current auto insurance.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Strong written/verbal communications skills to interact effectively with people in person or via telephone; good punctuation/grammar/spelling skills.
- To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Products such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher. And, the ability to learn software used at the Health District.
- Ability to present health information that is tailored to the audience, understanding various learning styles and ability to engage using these styles.
- Knowledge of the needs, concerns, attitudes, and behavior patterns of the elderly, general understanding of city maps and routing procedures, general sanitation and food safety procedures.
- Ability to take initiative while establishing strong, collaborative interpersonal relationships with colleagues at all levels and from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds.
- Knowledge of exercise or exercise science, particularly for older adults.
- Knowledge of aging process and related issues.
- Knowledge of healthy food preparation and safety.
- Knowledge of public health or community health theory and methods.
- Knowledge of public health laws and policies.
- Knowledge of community engagement strategies.
- Knowledge of basic evaluation and quality improvement concepts.
- Knowledge of behavior change theories and processes.
- Ability to analyze, summarize and interpret information pertaining to health status and behavior.
- Ability to work independently.
- Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize workload to complete projects thoroughly, accurately and in a timely manner.