Health Education Assistant Ii

County of Riverside
$50,667 - $66,924 Per year CA Riverside County Public Health, Health administration building, 4065 County Cir Dr, Riverside, CA 92503, United States Apply before 6/2/2024 11:59
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Overview

ABOUT THE POSITION

Applications will be reviewed in the order of when it was received
Riverside University Health System (RUHS) Public Health seeks Health Education Assistants II to join our team in Indio. 
  
Under general supervision, the Health Education Assistant II assists in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of health education programs within major functional areas of the Department of Public Health.

What we are looking for in candidates:
  • Experience in preparing public educational materials such as pamphlets, posters, displays, and exhibits.
  • Ability to prepare and deliver effective oral presentations before public and professional groups as well as organize and conduct meetings, training forums, and seminars.
  • Knowledge of health education principles, methods, and techniques, including the preparation of educational materials and the means of disseminating educational information to the public.
  • Experience with the techniques of collecting and compiling data pertinent to health education program planning and evaluation.
It may require some evening and weekend availability.  

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES


• Determine community health and/or patient education needs and participate in the planning, development, and evaluation of required programs.

• Assist in developing and maintaining coalitions, advisory councils and other partnerships by identifying and contacting community resources and leaders to gain their cooperation and encourage participation in assessing community health needs, implementing community educational efforts, and promoting positive health practices.

• Assist in the planning of, and participate in, workshops, seminars, and discussion groups to promote health and health education programs; assist in the orientation of departmental and other County department staff participating in health education programs in the areas of program objectives and methods.

• Organize and conduct educational sessions on various health and nutrition topics, including the objectives and services of the Department of Public Health, Department of Mental Health, Office on Aging, or Riverside County Regional Medical Center for schools, community groups, and agencies.

• Prepare bulletins, periodic reports, and educational materials; prepare new releases and special features on assigned health topics; maintain and utilize a list of media contacts.

• Prepare exhibits, posters, and displays of presentation at meetings, conferences, clinics, and public gatherings; assist community groups in the organization and development of various community health education projects.

• Assist in preparation and modification of appointment schedules and patient/participant flow.

• Provide health and nutrition education to individuals based on assessed needs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in community health education, public health, health sciences or services, health education, home economics, foods and nutrition, kinesiology, family or consumer related sciences, behavioral or social sciences, or closely related field.

OR

Experience: One year of experience as a Health Education Assistant I with the County of Riverside.

Knowledge of: Health education principles, methods, and techniques, including the preparation of educational materials and the means of disseminating educational information to the public through mass media; community resources and their functions; techniques of collecting and compiling data pertinent to health education program planning and evaluation; common health problems of target groups in the community, their causes and prevention; group dynamics and human behavior.

Ability to: Prepare public educational materials such as pamphlets, posters, displays, and exhibits; present ideas accurately, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare and deliver effective oral presentations before public and professional groups; organize and conduct meetings, training forums, and seminars; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of community agencies, organizations, and individuals.

GENERAL APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Please read and follow any special application instructions on this posting. Click the 'Apply' link located on this page to submit your application. For instructions on the application process, examinations, Veteran's preference, pre-employment accommodation or other employment questions, please refer to our web site, . A pre-employment physical examination and background check may be required.

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