Health Education Specialist-BilingualTULARE COUNTY HR & DEVELOPMENT
VISALIA, CA Full time
Posted on December 22, 2017
One current vacancy with the Health and Human Services Agency, located in Tulare. This recruitment will establish an employment list to fill current and future vacancies.The anticipated life of the employment list is six months.
Applicants must possess the ability to read, write and speak in Spanish as well as in English. A bilingual assessment test will be required.
This position is within the Public Health Department and offers the opportunity to work with public and private sector representatives. This position works closely with community and faith-based groups, businesses, non-profits, clinics, and government agencies. Duties include but are not necessarily limited to: Plan, supervise and evaluate the work of assigned health support staff; conduct health related educational presentations; prepare health education materials such as articles, reports, pamphlets, visual aids and exhibits; implement new programs or improve existing ones, establish and maintain liaison with other units, divisions, community groups, agencies and individuals for advancement of program goals; confer with school administrators, physicians, nurses, and teachers to develop adequate health education programs; conduct community surveys in order to determine health education needs; provide information and respond to inquiries from general public; address various community groups concerning matters pertinent to health education; provide in-service training for health department staff; research, review, and maintain files of current public health education literature, statistical information and legislative activities.
Education/Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Public or Community Health Education from a program accredited by the American Public Health Association OR graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Health Education or related field OR graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Health Education or related field, and two years of related health education experience.
Knowledge of: Education principles, methods, and techniques in order to develop effective training modules; health education planning and public health philosophy as related to program planning; math sufficient to interpret statistical data, prepare budgets and project material costs for programs; research and evaluation methods and processes; 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-workers; plan, organize and conduct public health education presentations; speak effectively before groups for the purpose of providing information; formulate, implement and achieve program goals and objectives; write clear, concise and accurate grant proposals, reports, news releases, and evaluations; develop survey tools and evaluate health education program success; facilitate group process activities by applying methods for problem solving; read and interpret public health laws, professional journals and research papers; develop and implement new health education programs; develop and implement new health education programs; communicate clearly and effectively in all forms of communications by using correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling; coordinate work with other departments; display strong analytical and critical thinking skills; work independently and in a team oriented environment; operate a computer and other office equipment in the completion of daily tasks and assignments; perform simple or complex tasks quickly; work with a variety of activities and multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
DESIRABLE EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS
Skill and ability to: Research, compile and analyze information to formulate appropriate alternatives and recommendations; address health issues in disadvantaged communities and priority populations through policy and system change that support positive lifestyle behaviors; speak, read and write in a designated second language, as well as in addition to English.
Experience: Implementing health programs; delivering lifestyle improvement programs; working in clinical setting (interacting with licensed medical staff); working with organizations on healthy policies; working with, training or supporting community leaders.
Conditions of Employment
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Candidates selected may 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.