Outreach Health Education Specialist - Yakima, WA

Employer: Sea Mar Health Centers

Job Description:
Job Title: Outreach Health Education Specialist (FULL TIME/BENEFITS)
Department: NCEC ($18/HR)
Reports To: Program Director
FSLA Status:
Prepared by: Program Director and Gilbert Alaniz
Approved By:
Approved Date: Gilbert Alaniz
Revised Date:

The Program Coordinator provides leadership in the implementation of Outreach Opioid Prevention Program in order to achieve the Radio Programs and Outreach goals and objectives in coordination with the partnerships of the Eastern Washington Opioid Consortium. He/she will be responsible to assist in building new partnerships and community availability of health services and information related to opioid prevention and treatment. The individual will collaborate with a variety of stakeholders including the medical community, agriculture groups, local groups and organizations across the voluntary and public sectors to expand the capacity of NCEC/KDNA and EWOC.

To perform this job successfully the individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The individual will be organizing and conducting outreach and general opioid education presentations to individuals, groups, day cares, and community organizations, including schools.
Implement and document activities as outlined in the “Statement of Work”.
Assist in submitting the required written reports identified as “deliverables” in the contract with the Department of Health.
Conduct oral and visual opioid educational presentations to small and large groups in varied environmental settings.
Coordinate and collaborate with education and health professionals in the scheduling. Recruitment of and preparation of group presentations.
Assure adequate minutes of all meetings are taken, including documentation of attendance, and dissemination as appropriate.
Orient and support volunteers or volunteer groups on opioid prevention and treatment information
Attend training sessions on opioid health policy and advocacy issues
Identify and develop initiatives to promote opioid prevention events
Assist in the preparation of PSA’s, leaflets, posters for Outreach presentations, workshops and conferences.
Develop a system of opioid data collection
Performs other assigned duties

AA Degree in health education or related field
BA Degree preferred in public health, health education or related field.
Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish-English) health professional
The candidate must demonstrate respect and appreciation for diversity and have an understanding of the community served by NCEC/KDNA; must have demonstrated experience with, and the ability to form and maintain effective relationships
Must have a minimum 2-3 years experience in community-level health education or related field.
Experience working in community outreach and engagement with diverse underserved agricultural populations.
Experience in conducting educational health presentations in Spanish and English.
Strong communications skills including presenting, facilitation, and relationship building.
Willing perform office work for assessment, planning and evaluation work of meeting program objectives.
Able to manage a varied and challenging workload in the office and field.
Provide guidance and leadership to the Outreach Educational Components.

Collaborate and coordinate with consortium partners in organizing and preparing educational presentations to the communities.

Continue to identify education and health potential partners for further expansion of resources and capabilities of the opioid prevention program.
The person in this position must be of good character and must have the capacity to establish a liaison relationship with community resources.
Must have good organizational skills.
Demonstrate professionalism and appropriate boundaries in all interactions. Ability to work in a team. Disposition to receive and give constructive criticism.
Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills in Spanish and English.
Able to use one’s car in carrying out the job.
This person must pass a criminal background check and must not be an excluded person under any exclusion list for federal program participation.

Bilingual: Fluent in Spanish and English, proficient in reading and writing in both languages. Ability write program progress reports in quantitative and quality formats. Able to do radio work and speak effectively before groups in both languages (English/Spanish).

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Ability to solve practical problems and to develop strategies for advocacy and persuasion.
Valid Washington State Driver’s license.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer extensively.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment includes office settings, meetings and travel to meetings. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

Contact Person:
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method: For Job Descriptions online: www.kdna.org website or Email Letter of Application (Cover Letter & Resume) to: myanez@kdna.org or Mail to NCEC/KDNA ATTENTION: Martin Yanez PO Box 800 Granger, WA 98932
Base Pay: $18 HR

Posted on December 02, 2019
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