HEALTH EDUCATOR I

Job Locations US-AK-Haines
Job ID
2023-6842
Category
COMMUNITY WELLNESS
Type
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE) -A1

About Us:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_lMEYJ43OU

 

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:

Assists in planning and implementing evidence-based and promising health education strategies, interventions, and programs as well as serves as a health education resource.

Responsibilities:

  • Addresses injury prevention and/or chronic disease risk factors in group settings per grant funding guidance.
    • Services align with specific grant objectives, may 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.
  • Partners with existing Health Promotion and community programs to locally recruit and provide evidence-based and promising prevention interventions per grant guidelines.
    • Communicates and advocates for health and health policies in the local community.
    • Provides monthly reports and conducts evaluation activities as requested.
    • Provides biometric screening and patient coaching if required by grant funding.

Qualifications:

Education, Certifications, and Licenses Required

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Education, Health Promotion, Public Health, School Health, Health Sciences or in a related field
  • Valid and unrestricted driver’s license

Experience Required

  • Four years of progressively responsible, relevant, health promotion or related experience (paid or volunteer) if no degree; one year if degreed

Other Qualifications

  • Must be a non-smoker

Knowledge of

 

  • Health education strategies, interventions, and programs that are culturally sensitive and evidence based
  • Public health communication theories that foster change ranging from individual to population levels
  • The appropriate use of fitness equipment
  • Brief motivational interviewing/coaching techniques

Skills in

 

  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Delivering effective health education strategies, interventions and programs
  • Time Management and organization

Ability to

 

  • Be non-judgmental while coaching a client with their health goals
  • Incorporate demographically and culturally sensitive health education techniques when promoting programs
  • Work independently

Computer Skills: 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Other SEARHC provided computer applications

 

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