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Public Health Educator The Position GENERAL SUMMARY : This position works as part of a team at the community and regional level to develop and implement policy systems, and environmental interventions with a focus on preventing and reducing youth tobacco and marijuana use. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS : Works with community groups and directs educational efforts to influence public knowledge... attitudes, and behavior with regard to youth tobacco and cannabis use. Supports and implements policy, systems and environmental changes to make healthy choices practical and available to focus population. Educate and inform policymakers, decision-makers, and stakeholders about evidence-based policies, systems and environmental changes to prevent the initiation of commercial tobacco and marijuana product use among youth and young adults Organizes, facilitates and participates in community coalitions and task forces on various topics. Screens and evaluates materials and methods used to determine the effectiveness of programming. Supports assessment, statistical evaluation, report writing, budget preparation. Develops and maintains effective working relationships with community based organizations, public agencies, health care organizations, etc. Supports preparation of news releases and material for media. Develops social media and website messaging for local and regional audience. May be required to perform and document Medicaid Administrative Match activities per the Medicaid Administrative Match Training Manual for LHJs. Performs other duties as requested. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES : Knowledge of health education and public health theory, health principles/teachings and medical terminology. Ability to develop and present materials effectively to a variety of groups from a variety of social and economic backgrounds. The Requirements & Selection Process MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Community Health, Health Promotion, Health Education, Public Health, or a closely related field, prefer 3 years of experience in the planning, implementation and evaluation of health education programs OR a Master's degree with a preference of 1 year of experience. Additional Requirements : CHES certification preferred. Washington State RN license, if applicable. Performance of job duties requires driving on a regular basis, a valid Washington State driver's license, the use of the incumbent's personal motor vehicle when a District fleet vehicle is not available for use, and proof of appropriate auto insurance. SELECTION PROCESS: The most qualified applicants, based in part upon evaluation of the completed application and related information will be invited for an interview. Criminal Background Check required upon candidate selection. Job Posted by ApplicantPro
Kennewick WA United States


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