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Health Educator I

Recruitment #180910-UNCX-321

Introduction

JFD:  Program Grant Consultant
Working Title:  Health Educator I
Location
: Maternal and Child Health Services
PIN #: 34002945
Travel Required
Salary: $1,462.45 - $1,535.57 biweekly

Position will be open for six months or until filled.  Please be advised that applications will periodically be considered, as such this position could be filled any time before the closing date.

Description:
This position serves as an intermediary between schools and Maternal and Child Health Services (MCH) to promote bullying prevention activities from a public health perspective and to build relationships to support the efforts of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Assists in program development, publication and grant writing, and serves as the Maternal and Child Health Services representative for coalitions and workgroups addressing school health and bullying prevention.
• Assists with the coordination of the YRBS activities and bullying prevention activities.
• Plan, develop, and implement preventive health education activities for schools, school personnel, health department personnel working in schools, other professionals and agencies serving the school age population. 
• Provide education to organizations groups and individuals regarding health topics such as youth violence prevention and intervention and suicide prevention.
• Review and maintain web pages with current information and materials.
• Assist with reports to ensure compliance with grants.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Requirements include knowledge of public health problems, principles and practices; of theoretical concepts of health behavior and application of such; of group organization and leadership; of community infrastructure development; of current social and economic problems as they relate to public health; of statistical methods; of basic epidemiology; and of grant preparation.  Ability is required to speak to the public; to organize communities, establish and facilitate coalitions, and direct groups; to prepare a variety of educational materials, such as pamphlets, bulletins, oral presentations, articles for publication, newsletters and curricula; to use personal computers and applicable software such as word processing and digital/video presentation; and to show cultural competence in working with diverse populations.
 
Education and Work Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Health Education, Health Promotion, Community Health, School Health Education, Health Studies, Nutrition, Health Behavior, or Nursing or a bachelor's or master's degree in another field with documentation of eligibility to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination pursuant to the criteria established by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.

This position has preferred qualifications: 
Master's degree in nursing, health education, social work, community health or public health or two years of experience, including one year of work with adolescents and grant writing and experience with providing evidence-based curriculum..

Applicants who demonstrate they possess the minimum qualifications (education and experience requirements) and the preferred qualifications will be given additional consideration during the interview process.

Title 74, 840-5.5. (A)(4) - Persons employed with one-time, limited duration, federal or other grant funding that is not continuing or indefinitely renewable.  The length of the unclassified employment shall not exceed the period of time for which that specific federal funding is provided.

NOTES

REQUIREMENTS:
If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.
 

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

 

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Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

 

Conclusion

Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.


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