Join Our Team: Health Educator

Richland First Steps has a part-time position for a Health Educator. This person will work with the Early Head Start Health Coordinator to address medical, mental, oral and nutritional health needs of enrolled families. This will be accomplished through caregiver training, coordination of health services and referral to community organizations as needed. The Health Educator will also work with Excellence in Care and Early Learning (ExCEL) program staff and Family Support Advocates, center directors, and teachers to address health, safety, and nutrition needs. This will be accomplished through trainings, and referrals. This position does not provide for direct medical services or care.

The person who fills this position must follow all Head Start Program Performance Standards, First Steps Program Standards, Richland First Steps policies and procedures, as well as standards set forth by local and state agencies with oversight of program. This position will work within the framework given to ensure that all interactions and activities are grounded in positive, ongoing, and goal-oriented relationships with the community, staff and participating families.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in public or community health, behavioral sciences or related field required.
  • At least three years of experience in health education with at least a portion in a direct education position dealing with the public. Preference for experience in childcare center.
  • Working knowledge of office equipment (copier/scanner/fax/computer) is necessary. Must be able to comfortably work within Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Good documentation skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to present information effectively to diverse audiences preferably with experience in providing information to at risk families with children under 5 and childcare providers.
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks.
  • Ability to work independently with strong sense of focus, task-oriented, nonjudgmental and open personal qualities.
  • Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team.
  • A strong sense of and respect for confidentiality involving both participating families and fellow employees.
  • Ability to legally operate a motor vehicle and have reliable transportation.
  • Ability to pass/maintain annual background checks including SLED and DSS (includes Sexual Registry).

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