Health Educator

Harris County
Full Time 40 per week TX 2223 W Loop S, Houston, TX 77027, United States
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Overview

Harris County Public Health has earned the 2023 Best Place for Working Parents Business Designation. 


About Harris County Public Health: 

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) includes a network of more than 700 public health professionals working together to improve health outcomes for the third most populous county in the United States. HCPH provides a multitude of services such as medical and dental services, community programming, and health education for the approximately 2.3 million people in unincorporated Harris County. Through its core values of innovation, engagement, and health equity, HCPH strives to bring meaningful solutions to public health issues while keeping Harris County healthy and vibrant.

Brief Position Overview:
Under the supervision of the Health Education Specialist, the Health Educator is responsible for assisting in the implementation of education, training, and community outreach programs of Harris County Public Health (HCPH) Mosquito & Vector Control (MVC) Division.


Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Attends community outreach/engagement events by representing the Mosquito & Vector Control division as a public speaker and/or panel member at civic associations, schools, public/private groups and other entities 
  • Establishes collaborative relationships with schools, community organizations and other public/private entities for the promotion of Mosquito & Vector Control education and outreach programs and workshops 
  • Assists in modifying community engagement programs for the education of mosquito and vector-borne disease and control and prevention 
  • Co-facilitates education and training sessions as required
  • Assists with in-house training of Mosquito & Vector Control personnel
  • Maintains Mosquito & Vector Control’s Mobile Mosquito & Vector Exploration Center through regular walk-throughs and ensures a safe learning environment for community participants 
  • Prepares materials for education, training, and community outreach workshops
  • Maintains records and submits monthly, quarterly and annual reports on community and engagement activities related to the responsibilities of the Health Educator position 
  • Special Projects assigned by Director or Associate Director
  • Other duties as assigned, including special tasks involved in responding to an emergency event 

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  https://hrrm.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/EqualEmploymentOpportunityPlan.aspx
 If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email 
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 This position is subject to a criminal history check. Only relevant convictions will be considered and, even when considered, may not automatically disqualify the candidate.

Requirements

Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Entomology, Biology, or other science-related fields from an accredited university
Experience
  • One (1) year of community outreach experience
Core Competencies:
Organizational Leadership
  • Understands the organizational mission
  • Understands ethics and public good; is concerned with public trust
  • Demonstrates respect for the opinions and beliefs of others
Collaboration
  • Contributes to an inclusive workplace where equity, diversity, inclusion, and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission
  • Demonstrates a sense of responsibility for the success of the group
  • Collaborates with others to improve quality and address needs
Innovation
  • Ability to adapt to change
Interpersonal Abilities/Personal Characteristics
  • Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect
  • Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner
  • Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses
  • Uses sound judgment
  • Self-motivated
  • Organizes and maintains work environment to allow for maximum productivity
Communication
  • Communicates clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.

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