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Health Educator II
Summary
Title:Health Educator II
ID:710038
Rate of Pay:DOE
Department:Health Promotions
Location:Sitka
Job Status:Full Time
Description
Position Summary:
The Health Educator II works as a member of the SEARHC diabetes prevention program by assisting in referring, recruiting, and identifying possible participants into the Lifestyle Balance program through presentations, displays, and biometric screening events. This includes per Lifestyle Balance program terms and conditions: coordinating service delivery via curriculum class sessions, follow up of referrals for consults, provide lifestyle coaching to all participants in the Lifestyle Balance program, disseminate data and program information, and coordinate activities for Lifestyle Balance program graduates. This position will plan, implement and evaluate evidence based strategies, interventions and programs that respond to SEARHC's strategic plan as well as serve as a health education Lifestyle Balance program resource person. These services are provided to individuals, small groups, and communities in the SEARHC region who are either diagnosed with pre-diabetes or have had an abnormal glucose lab result. Direct service delivery via face to face encounters and in group sessions will be conducted either through on site community visits or polycom. This position is a lead heatlh educator in the diabetes prevention Lifestyle Balance program, is expected to supervise other health educators in the same programs and is the site coordinator of the Sitka and Kake Lifestyle Balance program.

As a supervisor, the Health Educator II for the Lifestyle Balance program needs to be available to offer consultation, advocacy and Implementation of programs during non- traditional hours i.e., evenings, weekends; s/he also needs to be comfortable with intermittently fast work and intense pressure to meet deadlines.
 
This position will travel throughout the SouthEast Alaska region to locations with in the Lifestyle Balance program service areas. This may include additional SouthEast Alaska locations that are potential additions to the Lifestyle Balance program service area. These trips may occur consecutively or on separate occasions throughout the year, as weather and clinic availability perm its.
 
Continuing education and training, in addition to mandatory Lifestyle Balance program requirements, will be offered as time and funding permits.

Baseline Qualification Requirements:
*Bachelor degree in Health Education, Health Promotion, Public Health, School Health, Health Sciences or in a related field from an accredited school or AA/AAS degree in Health Education, Health Promotion, Public Health, School Health, Health Sciences or in a related field from an accredited school with 2 years of progressively responsible, relevant health promotion experience or
Certificate in Community Wellness Advocacy or equivalent from an accredited school with 4 years of progressively responsible, relevant health promotion experience or 6 years of progressively responsible, relevant health promotion experience or related field experience.
*2 years of progressively responsible, relevant health promotion experience, either paid or volunteer.
*Valid driver’s license.
*Non-smoker.
*Ability to travel to remote locations frequently.
*Supervisory/mentoring training.
*Public policy and advanced health education training.
*Public speaking and presentation experience.
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