Health Educator (Contract Position)

Covenant House Georgia - Atlanta, GA

Contract

PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Health Educator will deliver instruction to CHGA clients to address specific health concerns and promote healthy lifestyle choices. The Health Educator provides information to clients about health issues and identifies the health needs in order to develop and implement strategies to improve the health of clients and to teach clients about behaviors that promote wellness.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage / instruct 16-24 year olds in a classroom setting, as well as in small groups and one-on-one.
  • Develop programs and events to teach clients about health topics and how to cope with or manage existing health conditions
  • Collect and analyze data to learn about the clients in order to improve programs and services
  • Advocate for improved health resources and policies that promote health
  • Educate youth about the importance and availability of healthcare services
  • Develop curriculum, as instructed by Director, to meet the needs of the CHGA population using strength-based instructional delivery models
  • Conduct needs assessment analysis and develop educational plans of action for each participant.
  • Coordinate program activities with other CHGA staff in order to promote the most effective instructional program goals.
  • Review and evaluate instructional and educational materials to determine appropriate use
  • Plan, facilitate, and monitor youth during enrichment and experiential learning activities
  • Responsible for entering, retrieving and analyzing data as directed
  • Establish and build relationships/partnerships between CHGA and the community (e.g. health care providers and health education programs) to further enhance the CHGA programs and opportunities
  • Work collaboratively with CHGA staff and other internal / external customers
  • Assist Director in: evaluating all aspects of the program; identifying and reaching desired outcomes; developing all processes and procedures required to reach goals/outcomes
  • Uphold Covenant House Georgia standards of conduct, policies and procedures at all times
  • Model appropriate, professional behavior for staff to establish and maintain superior services to youth in a safe and inviting atmosphere
  • Ensure compliance of files in accordance to specific city, state and Federal guidelines
  • Participate in other CHGA programs and activities as required
  • Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with co-workers, supervisors, representatives of other agencies, and the public
  • Effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, with both internal and external individuals and/or businesses
  • Respond in a timely manner to emergencies and resolve issues.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY DUTIES: There are no supervisory responsibilities with this position.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree required in health education or comparable degree; Master’s Degree preferred; Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. required.

SKILLS

  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills
  • Flexible, amiable, & willing to work as a team player
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong computer skills

WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed.
  • Ability to work standing, walking, and/or sitting a minimum of 8 hours per day/shift.
  • Ability to drive agency or personal vehicles to transport items and/or persons.
  • Valid Georgia Driver’s License with acceptable driving record.
  • Ability to travel as needed for training or to fulfill job requirements.

Job Type: Contract

Experience:

  • health education: 3 years (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Location:

  • Atlanta, GA (Required)

License:

  • CHES (Required)