This position is within the Healthy Communities Program, located at the Southeast Family Resource Center in St. Clair Shores.
HIRING AUTHORITY: Director/Health Officer
F.L.S.A. STATUS: Non-Exempt
EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP: Just cause subject to a probationary period.
CURRENT HOURS AND STARTING TIME: Full-time position (37.5 hours per week). The starting time for this position is currently 8:30 a.m.
The Public Health Educator identifies community health concerns and assists in the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of applicable health programs. Develops, edits, and evaluates health education materials. Prepares and disseminates health information and the promotion of department programs and services. Assists in the development of health education programs and policies. Attends and participates in professional meetings and conferences. Considered essential personnel for public health emergency response per the State’s Emergency Management Act, Public Act 390, and Macomb County Emergency Management Resolution.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Identifies, develops, implements, and evaluates health promotion and education programs, presentations, and initiatives based on community need and evidence based practices. These may include, but are not limited to: MCHD Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) workgroups, Diabetes Prevention Program, internal strategic planning initiatives, and other emerging public health needs.
Serves as an American Heart Association Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation instructor.
Plans or assists in the coordination of community outreach and health promotion events.
Prepares, edits, and disseminates information about health education, promotion, and department programs and services through social media, web updates, press releases, print materials, and display boards.
Attends professional meetings and conferences.
Performs grant research, implementation, and evaluation for health promotion and prevention programs.
Provides leadership and support for community coalitions, collaborations, and health department led initiatives.
Performs related work as required.
Required Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health, Health Education, Community Health, or related field
- One (1) year of related work experience in public health assessment, planning, program implementation, and evaluation
Preferred Education and Experience
- Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health, Health Education, Community Health, or related field
Preferred Licenses or Certifications
- Certified Health Education Specialist, CHES® or Master Certified Health Education Specialist, MCHES®
COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE OF JOB DUTIES
- Planning and evaluation techniques and practices as they relate to public health programs and activities
- Computer applications useful for gathering and analyzing data relevant to community health assessment, program evaluation, and quality improvement
- County/department policies and procedures
- HIPAA compliance
- Principles of behavior change and group facilitation
- Department and community resources
- Principles and practices of public health education, including community health needs assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation
- Social determinants of health and its implications on policy and public health practice
- Public speaking and delivery of presentations to community, school, worksite, and
- Performing a variety of duties, requiring prioritization, often changing from one task
to another of a different nature
- Guiding behavior changes without prescribing personal actions or solutions
- Coordinate and organize the work of others
- Using audio/visual equipment
- Creating brochures, flyers, newsletters, displays, web and social media messaging,
using graphics software
- Writing reports and analyzing data
- Using web-based survey development in Survey Monkey, Alchemer, or Qualtrics
- Effectively speak, write and understand the English language
- Effectively speak, write and understand a language other than English is preferred
- Understand and carry out oral and/or written instructions
- Accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files
- Maintain the confidentiality of information
- Work independently
- Maintain a professional demeanor and conduct oneself with tact and courtesy
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, outside agencies, other professionals, and the public