Public Health Job Opportunities

Community Health Educator Senior

Deadline: August 20, 2014

The Community Health Educator Senior serves under the administrative direction of the Program Manager for the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program within the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS), and works cooperatively under the Diabetes and Heart Disease and Stroke components of “State Public Health Actions to Prevent Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health” grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.



Improve the access to public health services which assist people in self-managing their chronic diseases. Coordinate the development of referral systems for diabetes and chronic disease self-management programs with health care systems and providers. Convene partners to identify opportunities to increase reimbursement for diabetes and chronic disease self-management programs. Engage community health workers in promoting linkages between health systems and chronic disease self-management programs and in the delivery of self-management programs. Increase the use of team-based care in health systems in the management of diabetes. Assist in the development of and implementation of surveys and assessments to assess program needs, priorities, reach, and impact. Develops and maintains effective relationships/partnerships with internal and external partners, and works in collaboration with these partners and others toward the achievement of the grant goals and strategies. Develops presentations, materials, training tools, reports, and related documents to support the diabetes and heart disease and stroke strategies. Provides technical assistance and training to local health departments and other partners on evidence-based approaches that prevent and improve management for diabetes and high blood pressure. Plans, organizes, develops and facilitates internal and external meetings, focus group sessions, and trainings. Develops contacts and sub-grants, and monitors such sub-recipients to assure they are following federal and agency guidelines, and assure work is completed according to scope. Assist in writing grant applications, budgets and progress reports. Overnight and/or day travel is required in this position.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent coursework/training in community health education, biological science, adult/continuing education or related field AND experience in public/community health education activities with responsibility for: developing, evaluating, and leading health education program activities; assessing health needs; writing and designing educational and informational material, training aids, and presentations; preparing grant proposals; or planning and leading group sessions. Related experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s degree on a year-for-year basis.

PREFERRED: Bachelor’s degree in public or community health or related field. Minimum of three years experience working in public or community health.

KSA: Knowledge of the principles and practices of program planning, implementation and evaluation including the assessment of goals and measurement of programmatic achievement. Ability to demonstrate competence in group facilitation, collaboration and partnership development. Skill in teaching and working with others so they understand; presenting information to groups. Ability to design, layout, and use educational and informational material. Strong communication, time and priority management skills, planning, problem solving and decision making skills. Skill in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and applications. Ability to interpret agency, federal, state and local rules, guidelines, policies and procedures pertinent to diabetes, heart disease and stroke, and chronic disease. Possess strong leadership skills. Must be a team player and able to balance needs, requirements, work load, etc. for multiple projects. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision.

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