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HEALTH PROGRAM SPECIALIST (#NX5 )

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$30.43-$38.47 hourly / $5,274.00-$6,668.00 monthly / $63,294.40-$80,017.60 yearly


Definition

Under general supervision, to develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate public health information and related education programs; and to do other work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This class is responsible for planning, facilitating and disseminating health information and related programs to the community and community organizations. Positions in this class are distinguished from the higher level class of Health Educator in that Health Program Specialist positions do not perform consultative and technical educational services in major health program areas.

Typical Tasks

Develops and facilitates the presentation of a wide variety of health information programs to community groups and organizations; plans and implements outreach activities by evaluating and developing educational health information programs, meetings and speakers bureau; maintains liaison between the Health Services Agency and other private or public agencies, professional groups and health care providers to present health information programs to the community and community organizations; maintains resource directories; writes letters, newsletters, agendas, bulletins and brochures; organizes and coordinates volunteer assistance, meeting facilities and program events; collects and evaluates statistical data; assists in the research and preparation of reports, grant proposals and budgets; evaluates the effectiveness of program information and methods; and may supervise volunteers, clerical or other staff.

Employment Standards

Knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of the methods and materials of health information and education;
  • Working knowledge of the functions and objectives of public and private agencies and institutions that provide community health information and educational activities, programs and services;
  • Some knowledge of the theories and techniques of teaching and learning for groups such as youth, elderly, physical or mental handicapped, or the economically or socially disadvantaged.

Ability to:

  • Gain the support and cooperation of public officials, community groups and agencies relative to health information concerns;
  • Develop, promote and implement a variety of health information/education programs;
  • Write and speak effectively and make group presentations;
  • Establish and maintain tactful and cooperative working relationships with others;
  • Operate audio-visual equipment.

Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:

Equivalent to a bachelor's degree with a major in education, social or behavioral science, or related field

OR

Two years community outreach experience providing health or social services which would provide the knowledge and abilities listed above.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License.

Miscellaneous

Analyst: PC

CLASS: NX5; EST: 9/1/1987;