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SENIOR HEALTH EDUCATOR - 64051351

Date: Dec 7, 2019

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Requisition No: 86869 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR HEALTH EDUCATOR - 64051351

Position Number: 64051351 

Salary:  $29,344.38 - $48,241.70 

Posting Closing Date: 12/17/2019 

All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application. **

This posting could be used to fill future vacancies

 

This posting may fill multiple positions

 

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.

 

Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.

 

The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.

 

This position required to travel approximately 80% of the time.

 

The Health Department promotes a tobacco free workplace which includes all facilities/buildings, walkways, parking lots, public and private vehicles, and any public sidewalks that fall within facility boundaries. Must be willing to comply with this.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Willing to work before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. This may include working in a special needs or Red Cross shelter, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural
  • Have a current valid driver’s license or State ID.  If out of state a Florida driver's license or State ID will be required within 30 days of hire
  • Reliable transportation
  • This position has mandatory night and weekend hours, must be willing and able to work night and weekend hours
  • Able and comfortable transporting supplies, lifting a minimum of 75lbs, setting up and breaking down displays, tents, tables and chairs for outreach events
  • At least 2 years verifiable experience in preparing data and grant reports to facilitate comprehension of the data and program outcomes by internal and external partners, as well as the general public
  • At least 2 years of verifiable experience implementing and/or managing outreach programs focusing on the health of diverse groups
  • Verifiable experience working with racial and ethnic minority groups, low income communities, and culturally and linguistically diverse groups
  • Verifiable computer experience using Microsoft Office computer products to include but not limited to Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Verifiable work experience of chronic diseases, risk factors, health education and health promotion practices
  • Verifiable experience of facilitating diabetes prevention and or diabetes self-management classes
     
    PREFERED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • College degree or equivalent work experience in health education, community or public health, nursing, education or communication
  • Bilingual (English /Spanish)
  • Knowledge of chronic diseases, risk factors, health education and health promotion practices
  • Verifiable knowledge of basic health, nutrition, and fitness principles
  • Ability to research and apply chronic disease data
  • Skilled at oral and written communications
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize & organize work assignments and work independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and in front of a small group
  • Ability to guide behavior change without prescribing personal actions or solutions
  • Ability to build relationships with individuals and create community within a group
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people of varying ages, ethnicities, life experiences, etc.
  • Listening skills
  • Have enthusiasm and a positive attitude
     
     
    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
    This highly responsible position will coordinate the local Healthiest Weight Florida program, a public-private collaboration bringing together state agencies, not for profit organizations, businesses, and entire communities to help Florida's children and adults make choices about healthy eating and active living. This position will also facilitate the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program that help participants develop and maintain the skills needed to adopt healthy eating and physical activity habits, and support participants by providing information, encouraging progress, and working with the group to address any challenges or barriers that arise.  Incumbent must have reliable transportation and will be reimbursed for travel.
     
    Under limited supervision, this position is a highly responsible position in the community to plan and conduct programs to improve public health.  Promotes, maintains and improves individual and/or community health by assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors through education and/or awareness campaigns. Functions as the lead of the local Healthiest Weight Florida program, a public-private collaboration bringing together state agencies, not for profit organizations, businesses, and entire communities to help Florida's children and adults make choices about healthy eating and active living. This position also facilitates the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program that help participants develop and maintain the skills needed to adopt healthy eating and physical activity habits, and support participants by providing information, encouraging progress, and working with the group to address any challenges or barriers that arise.
     
    Healthiest Weight Florida Program
  • Lead role in the implementation of work plan activities in the community
  • Prepare monthly reports, attend conference calls, trainings and webinars
  • Utilizes data to assist in monitoring grant and program activities to aid in successful achievement of program objectives and goals.
     
    Community Engagement and Promotion
  • Conduct needs assessments, key informant interviews and local surveillance activities
  • Facilitate group presentations 
  • County-wide promotion and marketing of health campaigns and messaging
  • Development of partnerships to address chronic disease issues in the community to avoid duplication of services.
  • Serves on the Employee Wellness Committee
  • Represents DOH-Lake at community events, meetings, health fairs, community based organizations and local coalitions.
  • Serves as a resource to the community regarding chronic disease issues, funding availability and data requests
  • Assist with the coordination of DOH-Lake’s community outreach efforts.
     
    National Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Facilitate sessions over the course of the 1year program (weekly sessions for 16 weeks followed by monthly sessions for the remainder of the year). Must be able to deliver the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program as it was designed without altering the curriculum
  • Recruit participants and promote the program to local health care providers.
  • Prepare for each session (i.e. review lesson plan and content for each session, provide feedback on participants’ food and activity trackers).
  • Record weekly data for each participant for submission to the Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP) and complete and submit reports to Center for Disease Control
  • Maintain communication with participants to ensure high compliance rates
  • Be accessible to participants before and after sessions to answer questions and followup on any questions that cannot be answered during class time. Followup with participants outside of class if they are unable to attend a class.
  • Maintain high standards and expectations of self and participants including attendance, starting on time, weekly weighins, selfmonitoring, and problem solving.
     
    Performs travel and other duties as assigned including but not limited to participation in emergency operations, accurate and timely submission of Employee Activity Reports (EARS), People First Time Sheet, travel vouchers, travel reimbursement documents, monthly Activity Reports and the Community Event Tracker on SharePoint.
    Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:
    Knowledge of chronic diseases, risk factors, health education and health promotion practices.
    Knowledge of basic health, nutrition, and fitness principles
    Ability to research and apply chronic disease data
    Skilled at oral and written communications
    Ability to work under pressure, prioritize & organize work assignments and work independently.
    Working proficiency in Microsoft Professional Suite and Outlook.
    Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and in front of a small group
    Ability to guide behavior change without prescribing personal actions or solutions
    Ability to build relationships with individuals and create community within a group
    Ability to work with a diverse group of people of varying ages, ethnicities, life experiences, etc.
    Active listening skills
    Enthusiasm and a positive attitude
    Must be able to transport supplies, lift a minimum of 75lbs, set up and breakdown of display, tents, tables and chairs at outreach events.
     
    Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):
    A college degree is preferred or equivalent work experience in health education, community or public health, nursing, education or communications. Valid State of Florida Driver’s License.
     
    Other job-related requirements for this position:
     
    Working hours: (A) Daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (B) Total hours in workweek 40 (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.)
     
    In the event of an emergency, this health department is required to perform emergency operations functions. You may be required to work before, during and/or beyond your normal work hours or days in a special needs shelter, red cross shelter, emergency operations command center (EOCC), or to perform other emergency functions.
    Participation in the direct deposit program is a condition of employment for all persons employed in state government. If you are not already participating in the direct deposit program, you will be expected to enroll within 31 days of employment. 
     
    Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov
     
    If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.
     
    Florida Department of Health in Lake County is a tobacco-free organization. The use of tobacco products is not allowed by employees while on duty on any Florida DOH in Lake County building or campus. This includes walkways, parking lots, and public and private vehicles parked in the lots.
     
    If you have difficulty applying for this position, please contact People First at 877-562-7287 for assistance.
     

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


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