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Health Educator


Plans, organizes, and directs health education programs concentrating on chronic disease services for individual, group and community needs by performing the following duties:

  • Works with the primary care team to address needs of patients with diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and high cholesterol etc.
  • Researches, selects and /or prepares and disseminates educational and informational materials relevant to health promotion and disease prevention with focus on Diabetes, Hypertension, Heart Disease, Cholesterol, Nutrition and Physical Activity and other relevant topics as needed.
  • Promotes health discussions in the Center, schools, industry, and other community agencies.
  • Conducts community surveys and collaborates with other health specialists and civic groups to ascertain health needs, develop desirable health goals, and determine availability of professional health services.
  • Maintains a calendar of events of educational and outreach activities.
  • Develops and maintains cooperation between public, civic, professional, and voluntary agencies.
  • Attends regularly scheduled Program Review Committee Meetings at the Center as well as other related meetings externally.
  • Assists in review of clinical charts as needed.
  • Attends Public Board Meetings and Immigrant Community Support/Education Group meetings as requested.
  1. Education: Baccalaureate degree in Health Education or related field from an accredited college or university.

  2. Experience: Experience in designing community education programs. Familiarity with community’s health and education patterns and needs.

  3. Interpersonal Skills: Good verbal and written communication skills.

  4. Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  5. Language Skills: Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

  6. Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

  7. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

  8. Certifications/Licenses: CHES Certification preferred. No licenses needed.

  9. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  10. Health Care: Health Care Workers who have immunosuppressive disease/conditions or are being treated with immunosuppressive agents are at special risk for contracting infectious diseases, including TB and HBV through occupational exposure to high-risk populations.

  11. Evaluation Methodologies: Observation and presentation evaluation will be one method used to evaluate the effectiveness and skill of the employee. Timely submission of reports and compliance with reporting requirements for regulatory and granting agencies will be used to measure performance. Participation and attendance at the monthly school health meetings will also be taken into consideration.

  12. Safety and Security: All workers are under the obligation to follow rules and regulations pertaining to safety and security. Failure to comply with safety and security rules and regulations will result in disciplinary action and ultimately termination of employment.


$22.84 - $25.10 per hour (based on experience)