Public Health Job Opportunities

Part-Time Temporary Community Health Educator (1-year)

DHHS State of Nebraska values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or genetics. 
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 20-hours per week

This is a part-time temporary assignment expected to last 1-year.Examples of WorkThe Oral Health Educator will be instrumental in planning for upcoming Oral Health Survey of Young Children, providing logistical and data entry support for the survey. Additionally the Oral Health Educator will assist with Office of Oral Health activities such as basic screening surveys, the Early Dental Health Starter Kit project, and data entry for community prevention programs. The position will complete the initial review of program invoices to ensure all required reports and documents have been received, may represent the Office of Oral Health at community outreach events, and assist with grant applications and reports as needed. Travel may be required to attend community prevention program site visits or meetings. Qualifications / RequirementsREQUIREMENTS: Post high school 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 and evaluating health education programs; determining health needs; preparing educational and informational materials, training aids, and presentations; or conferring with individuals and groups to exchange information pertinent to community health education programs.
PREFERRED: Degree in community health education, biological science, adult/continuing education or related field AND previous experience in public/community health education activities. Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesKnowledge of: the principles and practices of educational instruction and learning; the principles and practices of program evaluation including the assessment of goals and methods and the measurement of programmatic achievement; the theories of individual and group behavior; the techniques of using multi-media training aids and equipment; the principles and practices of public information distribution; the sources of information concerning community, financial, physical and human/health services; the organization and operations of local governments and community organizations; biological and behavioral/social sciences pertinent to community health education.

Skill in: teaching others so they understand; presenting information to groups.

Ability to: design, layout, and use educational and informational material; locate and determine the utility of local resources available for community health education; foster local interest and participation in community health education activities; develop and conduct needs assessments, feasibility studies, and evaluations; communicate with individuals and groups to consult on the development and implementation of a community health education program; apply theories and principles of adult education and instruction to community health education programs; design training aids, programs, and presentations using a multi-media approach; interpret agency, federal, State, and local rules, guidelines, policies and procedures pertinent to community health education; prepare reports; learn to prepare requests for proposals, grants and contracts. 

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