Public Health Educator-Public Health Services District: Tuba City, AZ
Full-Time at Coconino County, Flagstaff, AZ
posted on September 20, 2012
Salary: $40,631.00 /Year
Note: This position is located in Tuba City, AZ. Under general supervision, develops, implements, coordinates and evaluates public health education, promotion programs and community outreach activities; performs related work as assigned.
• Plans, develops and presents health education and training programs and lessons
• Evaluates programs
• Develops and/or revises curriculum modules as necessary
• Participates in the development of marketing and promotional goals and strategies
• Refers clients to other support services such as medical evaluation and treatment, social services, and employment services, as appropriate
• Prepares and disseminates educational and informational materials
• Maintains current knowledge based on specific health issues, particularly in area of expertise
• Coordinates and collaborates with community-based organizations, public agencies, coalitions, schools and other appropriate facilities to implement the health education programs
• Maintains accurate records, data, and documentation of all program results for program updating and evaluation
• May assist in the coordination of activities of consultants, subcontractors, agencies, schools, and other providers involved in specific programs
• May assist in writing grant proposals and identifying funding for programs
• May lead, guide and train staff/student employees, interns and/or volunteers performing related work
• May conduct field inspections to ensure compliance with applicable laws
• May participate in the recruitment of volunteers or interns
• Performs related duties as assigned
Essential functions of this position include: driving; working with and around others, co-workers, clients, agencies, etc.; working alone; dealing with interruptions; repetitive motion (hand/wrist) for computer input and driving; vision acuity (near/far); hearing and speech for ordinary conversation; touch/finger dexterity for computer work.
Bachelor's degree with major coursework in health education or a closely related field and one year of professional health education or health promotion experience or experience in a public health department; OR, any combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
Must obtain an Arizona driver's license by date of hire and maintain it throughout employment. Final job offer will be contingent upon a satisfactory 5-year Arizona Motor Vehicle Report. Fingerprint clearance may be required.
This position is safety sensitive.
This position is exempt from overtime.
The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual with prior health education experience; good communication (written and verbal) skills and relationship building expecially with Native Americans; excellent time management skills; and, knowledge of health issues related to dental health. Preference for bilingual (Navajo and English).
Preferences: Experience teaching health-related topics, experience working with community collaboration, experience with data collection and program reporting, and bi-lingual (Navajo and English).
Note: This position is funded through a Navajo Nation Oral Health Services Agreement grant and is contingent upon such funding.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
• Working knowledge of:
- Methods and techniques to teach/train adult learners including computer aided instructional materials
- Curriculum development and health education theory and practice
- Core public health functions
- Health education programs, policies and procedure
- Marketing strategies, processes and available resources
- Federal, state and/or community funding sources and mechanisms
- Federal and state laws pertaining to program compliance
- Culturally diverse populations and low income individuals
- Community resources
• Skill in:
- Developing educational programs
- Organizing resources and establishing priorities
• Ability to:
- Conduct literature searches
- Obtain public media coverage of health problems
- Work safely and support the culture of workplace safety
- Communicate effectively and establish and maintain effective relationships with other employees, community groups and the public
Benefits Coconino County offers a comprehensive employee benefits package to regular employees working 30 or more hours per week that includes: (Regular Part Time employees receive some benefits on a pro-rated bases. Temporary and Seasonal employees do not receive benefits).
- Vacation/Annual Leave
- Sick Leave
- 10 Holidays Per Year
- Health Care Insurance
- Dental Plan
- Vision Plan
- Group Life Insurance
- Pre-Tax Deduction Plan
- Sick Leave Conversion Plan
- Wellness Program
- Credit Union membership
- Long-Term Disability
- Arizona State Retirement System
- Employee Assistance Program
- On-going Training Opportunities
- Payroll Direct Deposit
- Free bus transportation/ EcoPass bus pass
- Dependent Medical, Dental, and Vision
- Supplemental Life (for employees & dependents)
- Flexible Spending Account
- Tax-deferred investment program
- Accidental and Disability Insurance