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HEALTH EDUCATION SPECIALIST I/II
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The County of Calaveras Public Health Division of the Health and Human Services Agency is seeking a Health Education Specialist I/II to join their amazing team. Apply now! Position is open until filled.
Job Number:
1091
Job Category:
Health Svc.
Job Type:
Full-Time
Department:
Public Health
Published:
08/18/2017
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FINAL FILING DATE

Open Until Filled. Apply Now. 



COMPENSATION-BENEFITS-STATUS

SALARY: I: $26.73 - $32.48/hr.   II: $28.84 - $35.05/hr.

RANGE: 7806 / 7807

UNIT: SEIU

FLSA: Non-Exempt

 

To view our excellent benefits please click HERE

County of Calaveras is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



POSITION SUMMARY

The County of Calaveras Public Health Division of the Health and Human Services Agency is seeking a Health Education Specialist I/II to join their amazing team. The incumbent in this position will work assignments related to the Tobacco Control Program for our small and rural community. The schedule for this position will be Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  The comprehensive benefits package for this position includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a deferred compensation account with a county match, a CalPERS pension and much more.

 

DEFINITION:

Health Education Specialist I

Under the direction of the Public Health Director or designee, plans and implements community health education or promotion program activities and performs other related work as required.  The Health Education Specialist I is a journey level class and works with limited independence and initiative for decision making.

 

Health Education Specialist II

Under the direction of the Public Health Director or designee, plans, develops and implements complex public health education programs and activities and performs related work as required.  The Health Education Specialist II is an advanced journey level class and works with some independence and initiative for decision making.



EXAMPLE OF DUTIES

Health Education Specialist I

  • Plans and implements activities to support health education and health promotion programs; participates in developing program objectives.
  • Researches, identifies, develops and pretests educational materials for public health programs.
  • Implements community health assessment activities, including asset mapping and other community capacity building processes.
  • Plans, develops and implements educational activities that may include development of key educational messages, educational objectives, training, social marketing, data collection, evidence based interventions, theory support, and outreach planning.
  • Provides direct educational services such as presentations and training to paraprofessional staff, youth or volunteers involved in developing, conducting and evaluating community outreach activities.
  • Assists in the planning, development and evaluation of youth development programs
  • Assists in the research and development of grant proposals.
  • Gathers data, maintains program records and prepares draft reports on program activities.

 

Health Education Specialist II

  • As lead worker, plans and implements health education and health promotion programs and activities
  • Researches, identifies and pretests of educational materials for public health programs.
  • Develops, implements and interprets results of community health assessments, asset mapping and other community capacity building processes.
  • Plans, develops, implements and evaluates education activities that may include development of key educational messages, educational objective, training, social marketing, data collection, evidence based interventions, theory support, and outreach planning.
  • Coordinates and conducts training for paraprofessional staff, youth and volunteers involved in developing, conducting and evaluating program activities.
  • Coordinates the planning, development and evaluation of youth development programs
  • Researches and develops grant proposals, including complex work plans and budgets; monitors achievement of grant objective and activities.
  • Designs data collection, supervises and gathers data, maintains program records, prepares and submits program reports to funding sources.
  • May assign work and provide direction to youth and volunteers involved in health education programs.
  • Oversees provision of direct educational services; provides services such as presentations and trainings.

 

Health Education Specialist I/II

  • In accordance with Government Code section 3100 and Calaveras County code section 2.72.060, County employees, in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

Public health principles and practices; theories of behavior change and community organization; psycho-social and cultural determinants of behavior; program planning, implementation and evaluation; group process and group dynamics; research methodology [design, sampling and analysis], principles of organizational development; community capacity building techniques and models; participatory community assessment; principles and practices of materials development; practices and techniques of report preparation and training development; theory and practice of program planning and evaluation.

 

Skill to:

Health Education Specialist I

Apply health education principles and methods; prepare technical educational materials and related printed materials; organize and conduct meetings and trainings; research and analyze data and information; express self effectively in writing to prepare a variety of reports, educational and informational documents; express self effectively orally including speaking  before groups; develop and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of staff, agencies, community groups, and the general public; utilize office and presentation software such as Word, Power Point and Excel.

 

Health Education Specialist II

Apply health education principles and methods; plan and evaluate program services and activities to achieve specific outcomes or objectives; prepare technical educational materials and related printed material; organize and coordinate meetings, workshops, training and seminars; research and analyze data and information; express self effectively in writing to prepare a variety of reports, education and informational documents; express self effectively

orally including speaking before groups; develop and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of staff, agencies, community groups, and the general public; utilize office and presentation software such as Word, Power Point and Excel.

 

Education, Training and Experience:

Health Education Specialist I

Master’s degree in Public Health or Community Health Education from a university or  college accredited by the American Public Health Association; Or Master’s degree in a health-related field from an accredited university or college and certified as a Community Health Education Specialist (CHES).

 

Health Education Specialist II

In addition to the above, one year of paid experience in a community based health educations program.

 

Licenses, Certificates, or Registrations:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license.



SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

N/A



APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS

Interested individuals must submit the following:

  • Calaveras County application
  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Application materials will be reviewed to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant and determine which applicants will continue in the screening process.  Incomplete application information will result in the candidate being screened out of the process.  Those candidates identified as having qualifications best suited for the position will be invited to participate in the interview process.



SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION(S)

N/A



NOTES

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

Mobility – Constant walking; driving; sitting for long periods; Visual Requirements – Constant reading; color perception; eye/hand coordination; depth perception; peripheral vision.  Dexterity – Frequent writing; frequent operation of computer keyboard and mouse peripheral;  Hearing/Talking – Constant hearing normal speech; hearing on the telephone; talking in person; talking on the telephone; frequent hearing faint sounds.  Emotional/Psychological – Constant public contact; decision making; concentration; occasional travel.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive.  Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent.  Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.



Human Resources Division
891 Mountain Ranch Road
Building C
San Andreas, CA 95249



Phone (209) 754-6303
Fax (209) 754-6333
24 Hour job line (209) 754-6332
hr@co.calaveras.ca.us

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