Health Education Specialist in Los Angeles, California
We are seeking a Health Education Specialist (Community Outreach) responsible for providing advocacy, outreach and educational presentations with the goal of promoting physical, mental, spiritual and social health in vulnerable populations in the South Bay and Centinela Valley service areas. The Health educator will use appropriate strategies and methods to facilitate health promotion and disease prevention in health education courses such as, but not limited to: GOAL diabetes self-management program, Creating Healthier Attitudes Today, FEAST, Diabetes Prevention Program and/or Mental Health First Aid. He/She will collaborate with primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, mental health professionals and other staff on the healthcare team at PLMC Community Health to ensure that each patient's medical needs are addressed and that care solutions are implemented.
Required qualifications for this position includes:
Bachelor's Degree in Education, that, with or without experience, has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for acceptable job performance, OR equivalent education/experience
Experience working with partner agencies/organizations/governmental entities to bring health services into the school setting
Leadership: Create a positive work environment in which all participants are motivated to do their best
Teamwork: Understands his/her role on the team, yet does whatever is needed to make the team a success. Helps team members who need or ask for support or assistance. Brings out the best in others on the team. Shares credit for group accomplishments
Presentation Skill: Strong public speaking skills required, with an ability to engage participants in an interactive manner. Delivers clear, organized and persuasive messages. Varies style and tone to fit the purpose and audience
Organizing and Planning Skills: Achieves goals through careful preparation and organization
Time Management: Prioritize tasks with respect to importance and deadlines; consistently meets deadlines
Attention to Detail: Show a high level of care and thoroughness in handling the details of the job. Checks work to ensure completeness and accuracy
Ability to read, speak and understand Spanish fluently
Flexible shift (available to work some evenings and Saturdays
Ability to adapt to different personality types and function in a peer coaching capacity
Preferred qualifications for this position includes:
Master's Degree in Any combination of experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for acceptable job performance. Example combinations include: bachelor's degree in Public Health and two years of experience in nutrition counseling
Experience in leading and presenting health related topics in an elementary school setting
Experience developing and leading nutrition campaigns, education, and programming
Prior experience in workshop and/or presentation/seminar development and implementation
Community organization experience
About the Region you will serve.
For nearly 70 years, Providence Health & Services, Southern California, has provided quality and compassionate health care, building on a tradition of excellence, innovation, teamwork and outreach to those most in need. Anchored by five award-winning comprehensive medical centers, Providence provides a full spectrum of care that includes a range of specialties, signature services, outpatient and home care and the well-regarded Providence Medical Institute, a group of physicians and primary and urgent care clinics throughout the greater San Fernando Valley and South Bay. Providence is focused on providing the communities it serves with preventive care, education and leading-edge diagnostics and treatment. The organization includes numerous outreach programs. hospice and home care and even our own Providence High School, a Blue Ribbon college-preparatory campus.
At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.
Requsition ID: 105221
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Community Education
Job Function: Community Service
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Technical/Skilled Support
Department: 7000 COMMUNITY HEALTH INVESTMENTS CA SOCAL 16
Address: CA Pacoima 11201 Herrick St
Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.