Public Health Education Specialist, Associate - #604304

Butte County, CA

Date: 11/25/2021 22:30 PM

City: Chico, California

Salary: $42,474 - $56,950 / year

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day


The current vacancy is in the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program. Bilingual in Spanish is highly desired. Language pay differential available

Under close supervision, promotes community awareness of Public Health issues; participates in and assists with the preparation and presentation of health education materials and the outreach services for at-risk populations; conducts educational forums on priority health.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Note: A training and experience evaluation may be utilized to determine an applicant's ranking among qualified candidates. Based upon information provided in this application including responses to supplemental questions, an applicant's education, training and experience may be evaluated. Applicants should provide thoughtful and thorough responses to supplemental questions as they play an important role in this recruitment process. All qualifying work experience that is described or included in responses to supplemental questions MUST also be included and detailed in the "Work Experience" section of this application. "See Resume" is not an acceptable response for any supplemental question.

Essential Job Functions

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • Assists in planning, organizing, conducting and evaluating community outreach programs, community events, workshops, conferences and discussion groups to promote health education, risk reduction and healthy behaviors.
  • Assists in educating the public on health and healthy behaviors and on community services available through the Public Health Department and other community resources; prepares and delivers presentations on assigned health topics.
  • Assists in preparing exhibits, brochures, flyers, posters and other materials for health promotion activities to the public, community agencies, support groups and health care professionals; works closely with community members in promoting events and outreach activities.
  • Drafts health news releases, and special features on assigned health topics; conducts surveys.
  • Coordinates and facilitates client activities and awareness programs; provides opportunities for leadership, advocacy and community involvement.
  • Identifies community health needs; researches, collects data; assists in preparation of grants.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations to at-risk clients on assigned health topics.
  • Documents client service delivery in client's medical chart, as required; provides health information, education, screening, testing and referral services; encourages clients to access care and treatment.
  • Refers clients to professional, client-centered counseling; provides health education to clients and their partners, social contacts, and the community; documents client information and provides referrals to medical and community services.
  • Assists in compiling and maintaining records, reports and statistical information.
  • Provides HIV/AIDS/STD/Pregnancy Prevention counseling and testing services in Public Health Clinics, community locations, and in the "field," as assigned.
  • Adheres to the confidentiality standards of the Privacy Act of 1974, {U.S.C. ยง 552A} as amended; complies with HIPAA policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Health Education, Public Health, nutrition, behavioral or life sciences or a closely related field from an accredited college or university is required.
  • HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing Certification, Phlebotomy Training and Certification and other certifications may be required after employment.
  • Bilingual capability in English/Spanish or English/Hmong is preferred.
  • Valid State of California driver's license may be required.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in both an office and an off-site environment.
  • May be exposed to communicable diseases.

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