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  • Health Educator - Part Time

    Posted: 11/17/2021

    Pottawattamie County Public Health Division is announcing the hiring of a Part-Time Health Educator. This position will work 16-24 hours per week, and will require travel within the community to provide outreach education at local schools and youth groups to engage youth on the health relationship curriculum.

    Pay for this position is $20.72/hr. 

    Purpose of Position: 
    To promote health and wellness through education, health promotion activities and referral for services needed to individuals and groups.  Engages and coordinates youth groups on healthy relationship curriculum.  Provides education to prevent teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, dating violence and human trafficking. Work should be performed under but with limited supervision of the Public Health Administrator.

    Essential Functions:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Provide age-appropriate education to youth and young adults ages 10-29 on sexuality and positive relationships

    Support youth with self-confidence, motivation, and self-esteem tactics to help them make healthy decisions

    Independently organize and actively engage participation in structured health education programs to encourage healthy lifestyles

    Support youth, young adults and families with appropriate community resources

    Collaborate with schools and partner organizations to implement and lead youth programs

    Educate on human trafficking prevention and address risk factors; Build resilience by strengthening students’ knowledge and skills, and increasing their perception of risk

    Assists Promotions Coordinator with outreach design for all Health Education programs

    Prepare and submit records and reports as required by programs and funding

    Assist with new projects and perform other tasks as assigned by the Public Health Administrator

    Perform other duties as assigned or as situations dictate

    Essential Knowledge, Experience, and Ability: 

    General knowledge of health promotion methods, principles and practices

    Ability to effectively and tactfully apply accepted health promotion methods, principles and practices with target populations, general public, and health professionals

    General knowledge of local and State rules, regulations, procedures and policies

    General knowledge of child health

    General knowledge of the principles of public health services

    General knowledge of the methods of organizing, coordinating and carrying out health and wellness programs

    Skill in the use of personal computers, associated software packages, hardware, and peripheral equipment

    Skill in excellent customer service; ability to exercise judgment in appraising situations and making decisions

    Ability to accurately maintain patient medical records and prepare reports

    Ability to use strong interpersonal and customer service skills using tact, patience and courtesy

    Ability to pay close attention to detail and to effectively organize time and anticipate, plan and successfully respond to changing circumstances

    Ability to handle confidential information according to established procedures

    Ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility

    Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form

    Ability to diagnose and administer treatment of a variety of common illnesses and injuries

    Ability to prepare and maintain records and reports

    Ability to repair and maintain assigned tools, equipment, and vehicles

    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrators, coworkers, youth, and the general public

    Essential Education:

    Minimum Qualifications

    High School education and minimum of two (2) years of experience in health education required; Bachelor’s degree in health education, health promotion, social work or other health related field preferred  

    Valid driver's license

    Special Qualifications

    Possession of Red Cross CPR certification, BLS and State of Iowa Department of Human Services Child and Adult Abuse certification upon hire

    Obtain bloodborne pathogen training within 6 months of hire

    Successful completion of Wise Guys Training of Facilitators and HHS SOAR Online training within 2 months of hire

    Please visit the Pottawattamie County Jobs Page, for more information, and to apply! 


    Position Type: Part-time