Health Educator

 Description:  The Health Educator is responsible for developing health education projects and promoting health education awareness among schools, civic groups, communities, and others as needed.

 Job Duties: Plans, directs and executes community health education and health promotion activities, research objects and programs to meet state and national goals and objectives. Compares established program plans and objectives with information pertinent to program accomplishments and results to evaluate programs and make recommendations for program revisions. Writes project proposals and applications to obtain Federal grant funding for community health education projects. Evaluates education and training sessions received from feedback and recommends / implements revisions as warranted to ensure the participants’ needs have been fulfilled. Other projects and responsibilities that are related to the overall promotion and delivery of reproductive health education/services across the State of Nebraska as identified.   Evaluates the effectiveness of health education within assigned areas of responsibility, using pre and post program data to measure a program’s effectiveness against pre-established goals and objectives.  Prepare and distribute health education materials, including reports, bulletins, and visual aids, such as films, videotapes, photographs, and posters.

Qualifications / Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent coursework/training in community health education, biological science, adult/continuing education or related field AND experience in public/community health education activities with responsibility for: developing, evaluating, and leading health education program activities; assessing health needs; writing and designing educational and informational material, training aids, and presentations; preparing grant proposals; or planning and leading group sessions. Related experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s degree on a year-for-year basis. Prefer: Candidate who has attained a bachelor’s degree AND has experience as specified in requirements.  OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:   Knowledge of the principles and practices of health education. Ability to plan, arrange, and conduct educational programs and service activities. Ability to research, prepare, and/or explain educational or informational materials and literature. Ability to provide training and instructions. Ability to evaluate data and prepare reports.  Ability to: design, layout, and use educational and informational material; interpret agency, federal, State, and local rules, guidelines, policies and procedures pertinent to community health education; develop and conduct needs assessments, feasibility studies, and evaluations; communicate with individuals and groups to consult on the development and implementation of a community health education program; prepare reports; plan and organize a community health education plan.

Salary:  $32,000-$40,000

Send resume and cover letter to:   

Attn: Terra Uhing, Executive Director

Three Rivers Public Health Department

2400 N Lincoln Avenue, Fremont, NE 68025

Or email to: terra@3rphd.org

Resumes must be post-marked by July 11, 2014



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