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Health Education Assistant-Bilingual

VISALIA, CA Full time
Posted on November 14, 2017
One current vacancy with the Health and Human Services Agency in Visalia. This recruitment will establish an employment list to fill current and future vacancies.  The anticipated life of the employment list is six months. 
This position requires the ability to be Spanish bilingual. Applicants must be totally fluent in the ability to speak, read and write in the Spanish language.  A Spanish proficiency exam will be required.

 Typical Duties:
DUTIES may include, but are not necessarily limited to the following: Prepare and deliver presentations to individuals, schools and community groups on health topics such as child health and disability prevention, dental health, communicable disease, HIV/AIDS, family planning, nutrition, chronic disease prevention, obesity, and other Health Department services; assist in developing and reviewing health education/promotion exhibits, posters, displays, and materials for presentation at meetings, conferences, clinics, and public gatherings; research health information and prepare copy for bulletins, periodic reports, and educational materials; assist in preparing news releases and special features on assigned health topics; assist in planning and participate in workshops, forums, and discussion groups to promote public health and health education programs; coordinate work with task forces and other advisory groups in various public health related activities; contact schools and other community groups to schedule presentations; assists with individual and community outreach activities; assist in orienting staff in the areas of program objectives and methods; assist interested community groups in the organization and development of various projects; may translate and/or interpret health education or program-related materials;perform related duties as assigned.
 Employment Standards:

Knowledge of: Concepts of public health education and services. Education needs of the community. HIPAA rules and regulations.

Skill/Ability to: Work and communicate effectively with people of various education and socioeconomic backgrounds by respecting beliefs, interpersonal styles, attitudes and behaviors of both clients and co-worker; present ideas accurately, concisely and effectively both orally and in writing; prepare and deliver effective presentations before community groups; write clear, concise and technically accurate reports and letters to convey information using correct grammar, punctuation and spelling; proofread and edit reports and letters; establish priorities, plan, and organize work schedules effectively; interpret and explain programs to groups and individuals; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of agencies, organizations and individuals; read, understand, analyze and recall program regulations; operate a computer and other office equipment in the completion of daily tasks and assignments; remain flexible to changes in workload and work schedules; follow verbal and written instruction; perform simple or complex tasks quickly; work independently and in a team oriented environment; work with a variety of activities and multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.

Education and Experience:
 Any combination of education and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge,   skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in public health, education, behavioral, or life sciences or related field OR two years of experience in public health education.

Possession of, or ability to obtain an appropriate, valid California driver's license.

Skill/Ability to: Speak, read and write in a designated second language, as well as in addition to English.
 Additional Information:
Conditions of Employment
Candidates selected will be required to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.  Additionally, a background investigation may also be conducted. Some job classes may also require a physical exam.
College Cost Reduction Access Act
This may be a qualifying position for student loan forgiveness through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA). Only student loan payments made after October 1, 2007 and in a qualified repayment plan are eligible. For more information you are encouraged to speak with your student loan servicer or visit: http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation.