- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary to negotiate
- Sierra Vista
HEALTH EDUCATOR I or II
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program
Health Department, Sierra Vista
THIS POSITION IS GRANT FUNDED
OPENS: Thursday, October 10, 2019
CLOSES: Open Until Filled (may close at any time without prior notification)
SALARY: Anticipated hiring salary $28,000 annually, plus a competitive benefits package
As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.
TYPICAL DUTIES: (Illustrative Only) Uses established guidelines to evaluate and determine eligibility for public health/nutrition programs; conducts health screenings and evaluates results; provides preventive health & nutrition education, support and advocacy focusing on a healthy pregnancy and a healthy child; evaluates individuals and families for other health, economic and social needs; provides referral of clients and families to other social programs; ensures accurate documentation and recordkeeping using WIC-specific computer program.
HEALTH EDUCATOR I: Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university in health care, medical care, early childhood, special education, elementary education, secondary education, social work, nutrition, or closely related field OR two (2) years of related experience including health care, medical care, early childhood, special education, elementary education, secondary education, social work, nutrition, OR, an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training which provides the desired knowledge, skills and abilities of this classification. Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver's license.
HEALTH EDUCATOR II: Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university in health care, medical care, early childhood, special education, elementary education, secondary education, social work, nutrition, or closely related field, PLUS one (1) year of related experience; OR three (3) years of related experience including health care, medical care, early childhood, special education, elementary education, secondary education, social work, nutrition; OR, an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training which provides the desired knowledge, skills and abilities of this classification. Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver's license.
PREFERENCE: Preference may be given to applicants who are bilingual in English and Spanish, in speaking, writing and reading. Preference may be given to applicants who have experience working with children and pregnant women.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Health Educator I):
Some Working knowledge of:
- public health programs, functions, and services;
- basic health care practices and collection of health information;
- the organization of health and nutrition services and referral resources;
- dynamics of social interaction and behavior.
Some Working skill in:
- use of health education programs;
- following policies and procedures;
- eliciting information through interviews and collecting client information;
- office practices and procedures to include use of computer programs.
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public;
- follow the policy and procedure manual for the program;
- prepare and maintain records, charts and reports;
- applying pertinent rules and regulations required to conduct eligibility tasks;
- follow written and verbal instruction;
- read, write and speak English;
- communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
- work well with people of varied socioeconomic backgrounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work environment may include the following on an irregular or occasional basis: fluorescent lighting, emergency situations, interruptions, time pressures, high volume of work, multiple tasks, unscheduled tasks, changing tasks, accuracy, decision-making, prioritizing, concentration, teamwork, co-worker contact, public contact and travel, frequent one-on-one and group interactions with customers and other staff, frequent traveling from site to site and locations within the community, direct customer contact in offices and customer homes, flexibility and independence in setting own routine for completing daily tasks, requires an a large tolerance for the differences of others' perspectives & behavior, non-smoking or non-second hand smoke effects with customers.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this classification, the employee may exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push or pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Somewhat active work – involves daily traveling by car to client homes and other community sites; negotiating stairs and transporting supplies.
Reasonable accommodations will be made for those that are able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.
HOW TO APPLY
You may apply on-line through our website (www.cochise.az.gov) or www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cochise. Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. Arizona Time on the closing date of the announcement in order to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. The applicants must clearly demonstrate on the application form that they meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Cochise County is an Equal Opportunity Employer