HEALTH EDUCATOR I

Job Locations US-AK-Haines
Job ID
2021-5254
Category
HEALTH PROMOTION
Type
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE)

About Us:

 

 

SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.

 

Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

Job Overview:

The Health Educator I position is a member of the SEARHC Health Promotion team and assists in planning and implementing evidence based and promising health education strategies, interventions and programs as well as serve as a health education resource person. Specifically, this position addresses injury prevention and/or chronic disease risk factors in group settings per grant funding guidance.  These services align with specific grant objectives and can be provided to individuals, small groups, and communities in the SEARHC region and may include presentations to larger groups of community members and/or Tribal leaders.

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with existing Health Promotion and community programs to locally recruit and provide evidence based and promising prevention interventions per grant guidelines.
  • Communicate and advocate for health and health policies in the local community.
  • Provide monthly reports and conduct evaluation activities as requested.
  • Bio-metric screening and patient coaching if required by grant funding.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Health Education, Health Promotion, Public Health, School Health, Health Sciences or in a related field from an accredited school  OR 4 years of progressively responsible, relevant, health promotion or related experience (paid or volunteer).
  • 1 year of progressively responsible, relevant, health promotion or related experience (paid or volunteer). Relevant education (beyond the minimum required) may be exchanged on a year for year basis for required experience.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Non-smoker

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

 

  • Knowledge of health education strategies, interventions, and programs that are culturally sensitive and evidence based
  • Knowledge of public health communication theories that foster change ranging from individual to population levels
  • Knowledge of the appropriate use of fitness equipment
  • Knowledge of brief motivational interviewing/coaching techniques
  • Skill in communicating effectively both orally and in writing
  • Skill in delivering effective health education strategies, interventions and programs
  • Ability to be non-judgmental while coaching a client with their health goals
  • Ability to incorporate demographically and culturally sensitive health education techniques when promoting programs
  • Ability to apply a professional code of ethics in the work setting

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