Assesses health education needs of the community; assists in the design, development, implementation, and promotion of health education programs and services.
The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Receives general supervision from the Health Education Supervisor, or other professional level supervisor.
- Exercises no supervision.
- Identify target populations and assess health education needs and appropriate educational strategies through surveys, statistics, and personal contacts.
- Develop educational/informational materials including fact sheets, newsletters and advertisements, web information, and talking points as appropriate.
- Develop and implement promotional strategies for public health programs, health education workshops, and as a representative to community activities.
- Identify and collaborate with other community health agencies and organizations on promotional campaigns and partnerships in health education programs and services.
- Assist clients in obtaining health care services; counsel clients and families on health care topics per program assignment.
- Advocate public health services and programs; conduct public health education presentations to a variety of groups and organizations.
- Participate in various committees and boards related to program activities and responsibilities; represent the Health Department and provide accurate information regarding health care services.
- Collect and analyze data and statistics relevant to health education issues; prepare summary reports, issues briefs and recommendations where appropriate.
- Evaluate effectiveness of health promotion and campaign strategies and educational programs; develop and administer evaluation tools.
- Assist in the preparation of grant proposals and grant budget development; research and compile background information and statistics and assist in writing narratives.
- Maintain program statistics and prepare reports in accordance with grant and/or program reporting requirements.
- Prepare health education displays for internal and community use.
- Assist in the development and implementation of program goals, objectives, and activities.
- May participate in selecting, coordinating, and training volunteers and/or student interns.
- Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
- Principles, practices, objectives, and methods as related to program development, promotion, marketing, education, and media communications in a health education program.
- Scope and application of laws and regulations pertaining to public health programs.
- Collateral community and inter-agency resources.
- Recordkeeping and reporting procedures.
- Basic principles and practices of epidemiology.
- Basic principles and practices of grant/budget development and management.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Collect data and research and analyze statistics.
- Design, implement, and evaluate health education promotion programs.
- Perform effective public speaking to groups of varied interests and backgrounds; develop and deliver informative and persuasive presentations.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
- One year of experience in health education, non-profit services, health services, or a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
- Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Health Education, Public Health, Health Science, or a related field.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills desirable.