Health Education Associate I/II

SAN BENITO COUNTY, CA
Published
February 13, 2020
Location
San Benito, California
Job Type

Description

Job
DEFINITION
Under general supervision, to assist with the planning, development and implementation of a variety of public health education programs and related public information programs; to conduct classes and workshops; to assists families with accessing different health and social services; and to do related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
I
This is the entry and first working level in the Health Education Associate class series. Incumbents in this class assist with the development, coordination and conduct of public health education for community groups and individuals. As job knowledge is obtained and good work skills and habits are demonstrated, an incumbent may reasonably expect promotion to Health Education Associate II.

II
This is the fully experienced journey level in the Health Education Associate class series. Incumbents in this class have responsibility for assisting with the development, coordination and conduct of public health education for community groups and individuals. This class is distinguished from Health Education Associate I by the performance of a broader range of assignments on a more independent basis.

REPORTS TO
Director of Nursing, Health Education Supervisor.

CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED
This is not a supervisory class.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, FAX, and other related peripheral equipment such as printers and scanners.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is performed in an office environment and includes continuous contact with staff and the public.
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)

I
Assists with planning, developing and implementing a comprehensive health education plan; Learns to plan, and conduct education programs, classes and workshops; presents materials to groups, agencies and individuals; assesses the success of training sessions; establishes and maintains liaisons between the Health Department and other public and private agencies, community organizations and professional groups; assists in the preparation of marketing strategies and distribution of health education materials, including reports, pamphlets, exhibits, and news releases; assist with providing consultation and guidance to individuals and community groups; assists with the development of implementation strategies to raise awareness of health issues; contacts community agencies and groups to promote health programs; provides support to community groups and/or coalitions relevant to specific health programs; provides information on individual programs such as Child Safety, Bike Safety, Car Seat, WIC, Tobacco Education, and AIDS; assists with the planning and development of community events to promote health programs; develops and works with various citizen advisory groups/coalitions; gathers, evaluates and completes quarterly, annual and final reports; collaborates with surrounding counties and communities on health education issues; participates in assessing community health needs and resources; may ensures that families and children receive additional health services; follows-up on specialized care as part of the CHDP program or other special programs, such as Lead Poisoning.

II
Assists with planning, developing and implementing a comprehensive health education plan; plans, and conducts education programs, classes and workshops; presents materials to groups, agencies and individuals; assesses the success of training sessions; establishes and maintains liaisons between the Health Department and other public and private agencies, community organizations and professional groups; prepares marketing strategies and distributes health education materials, including reports, pamphlets, exhibits, and news releases; provides consultation and guidance to individuals and community groups; implements strategies to raise awareness of health issues; contacts community agencies and groups to promote health programs; provides support to community groups and/or coalitions relevant to specific health programs; provides information on individual programs such as Child Safety, Bike Safety, Car Seat, WIC, Tobacco Education, and AIDS; plans and develops community events to promote health programs; develops and works with various citizen advisory groups/coalitions; gathers, evaluates and completes quarterly, annual and final
reports; collaborates with surrounding counties and communities on health education issues; participates in assessing community health needs and resources; may ensures that families and children receive additional health services; follows-up on specialized care as part of the CHDP program or other special programs, such as Lead Poisoning.
Minimum qualifications & Requirements
Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

I
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in public or community health education , health science or other relevant degree such as psychology, education, or sociology.

II
One (1) year of experience providing health education services

AND

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in public or community health education , health science or other relevant degree such as psychology, education, or sociology.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License.
Supplemental information
Knowledge of:
I
Basic principles, methods, techniques and materials of public health education.
Basic functions, programs and services of both public and private agencies involved in health education activities.
General goals and purpose of public health services programs.

II
Principles, methods, techniques and materials of public health education.
Functions, programs and services of both public and private agencies involved in health education activities.
General goals and purpose of public health services programs.
Community resources and demography.

Ability to:
I
Learn the community resources and demography.
Learn to develop health education program for staff and community groups.
Answer a variety of questions related to department programs and the application process.
Make referrals to appropriate agencies and social service programs.
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing with individuals from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with the public and staff.
Effectively represent the Health Department in contacts with the public, community organizations, and other government agencies.

II
Develop health education program for staff and community groups.
Answer a variety of questions related to department programs and the application process.
Make referrals to appropriate agencies and social service programs.
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing with individuals from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with the public and staff.
Effectively represent the Health Department in contacts with the public, community organizations, and other government agencies.
In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et., seq., all County of San Benito employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath.

Closing Date/Time: 2/19/2020 5:00 PM Pacific

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