• Health Educator Associate (Part-Time)

    Job Locations US-CA-Hayward
    Job ID
    2018-1283
    Location Site
    HAYWARD -FSS
    Category
    Community Health Education
    Type
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    Under the supervision of the Director of Health Education, the Clinical Health Educator Associate (is responsible for coordinating adult diabetes group classes. In addition, this position works with pediatric clinicians to oversee group nutritional classes for children. 

    This is an excellent position for someone with a deep interest in medicine, health and education.

     

    Additional responsibilities include coordinating care and referrals for program participants, leading clinical health education activities and working with volunteer community health promoters. The Health Educator Associate (works collaboratively with other departments at TVHC as well as other community-based agencies with the purpose of making the critical linkages to health care and services for members. This individual will also have primary responsibility to review, track & document program participants clinical measures data (pre-post interventions).

     Our adult diabetes classes are part of a collaborative with the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD), the University of California, Berkeley, and other partners to transform diabetes care and management. The goal of the classes is to address a range of medical and social determinants of health. The Healthy Living Program targets pediatric patients and their families with comprehensive healthy eating information, demonstration, exercise and self-management skills to promote healthy lifestyles and behavioral changes for kids at risk and/or overweight and obesity. Under the leadership of a Pediatric clinician, the CHE Intern will assist in providing health education in a safe-environment to understand food habits and promote physical activity through kids and parental participation, social support resources, and self-management techniques to address the barriers to implementing and achieving realistic lifestyle changes.

    Responsibilities

    • Receives educational diabetic training in order to successfully coordinate and contribute to group diabetic classes. Will use evidence-based curriculums, and collaborate with other TVHC departments and programs including working with a registered dietician.
    • Applies training to prepare and provide one-one-one health education interventions to participants in developing specific behavioral change goals and development of care plans.  
    • Assists in Coordinating all reporting and record tracking requirements for diabetes prevention and obesity prevention programs.  Maintains accurate statistical data, documentation of activities and completion of program objectives. Maintains records of training activities including attendance, class evaluations and/or phone follow ups. 
    • Regularly evaluates programs and produces monthly reports on the accomplishments of the program, and presents grant data to the Director on a regular basis for report writing.
    • Maintains library of current and relevant health education materials such as pamphlets, audiovisual tools, bulletins and referral to other sources. Responds promptly to requests from providers and staff for additional resources.
    • Stays abreast of research and development regarding health education and chronic diseases prevention for adults and kids. In conjunction with the medical team, produces and/or updates health education materials as needed to ensure current information and cultural/age appropriateness. Attends trainings on appropriate topics regarding health and wellbeing.
    • Works as a member of the Population Health team taking on responsibilities as needed to ensure an overall successful program.
    • Arranges and coordinates room set up availability of materials and/or digital equipment. 
    • Maintain HIPAA and strict confidentiality regarding students, parents, and all other pertinent clinical information.
    • Performs all duties and services in full compliance with TVHC’s Service Excellence Standards.
    • Performs other duties as may be assigned by the Director of Health Education.

     Other duties:

     

    The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks and responsibilities.

    • Advocate for patients and help them achieve their best health.
    • Communicate well with patients, clinic staff, care teams and the community.
    • Serve as a liaison between the community and health and social services.
    • Meet departmental review and documentation standards.
    • Build and maintain appropriate relationships.
    • Support a positive work environment and foster teamwork.

    Qualifications

    • Excellent verbal and written communication, in English and Spanish.
    • Proficiency in computer operations, navigational skills and comfortable with Internet-based applications, processing and data entry programs; spreadsheet experience and reporting.
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
    • Willingness to gain knowledge on the principles of health promotion and prevention in chronic diseases.
    • Must be comfortable presenting information related to the specific project being assigned.
    • Excellent organizational abilities
    • Able to effectively present information in group settings, both formal and informal
    • Non-judgmental, highly ethical and able to maintain strict confidentiality.
    • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times
    • Valid California Driver’s License, insurance, and ability to travel as required to perform duties.

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    •  Bachelor’s degree preferred, in any science, public health, counseling, psychology, social work, or related field.
    • Bilingual in English/Spanish is a must.
    • Two or more years of experience working with diverse population adequate to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of special needs of population, preferred.
    • Two or more years of experience working with ethnically diverse populations adequate to demonstrate knowledge and sensitivity to issues of cultural differences, preferred.
    • Previous experience with group training and/or facilitating group meetings.
    • Previous experience working with the Latino community strongly preferred.
    • Previous experience in a non-profit setting preferred.

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