Full-Time Community Health Educator I
POSITION: Community Health Educator I
DEPARTMENT: Davis County – Health – Promotion
OPEN: May 5, 2015
CLOSES: May 19, 2015
JOB SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Family Health Services Director or Health Promotion Bureau Manager, develops, implements, and evaluates health promotion intervention programs designed to build healthy communities within Davis County.
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 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
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Preference given for public health experience and certification by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). 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.
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. This is a merit-exempt limited time/funding position. The duration for this position cannot be guaranteed beyond three (3) years. Copy of official college transcripts, proof of automobile insurance and a current Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) required with application; applicants can obtain an MVR through the State Driver’s License Division or through Personnel.