Health Education Specialist

  • Merced County, CA
  • Merced, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $4,929.60 - $5,997.33 Monthly USD

Job Description

Examples of Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Organize and implement public health education and prevention programs.
  • Counsel patients and provides referral assistance regarding methods to improve health.
  • Assists in the preparation of grant proposals.
  • Plans and conducts in-service health education and training programs.
  • Maintains liaisons between the Health Department and other public and private agencies, community organizations, and professional groups.
  • Assists in the preparation of marketing strategies and distributes health education materials.
  • Participates in health education programs, conferences and community programs.
  • Provides assistance to individuals and community groups to obtain health education and prevention information.
  • Assists in the preparation of health education protocols for state mandated programs.
  • Implements strategies to raise awareness of health issues.
  • Responds to requests for information from the public.

Minimum Qualifications
Experience:
One (1) year working in a position equivalent to a Merced County Health Education Specialist

Education:
Graduation from college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in public or community health education or closely related field.

License:
Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.

Desirable:
A Master's Degree in Public Health from a program accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health

SOME POSITIONS IN THIS CLASSIFICATION WILL BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECKS PURSUANT TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECTION 2, B.
Essential Functions
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
  • Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.
  • Analyze data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses.
  • Perform job duties under stressful conditions.
  • Respond appropriately to situations.
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
  • Establish, implement and achieve goals and objectives.
  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
  • Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
  • Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
  • Occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, methods, techniques, and materials of public health education.
  • Functions, programs and services of both public and privates agencies involved in health education activities.
  • Counseling and education techniques.
  • Social and cultural differences.
  • Basic public health statistical and survey methods.
  • Marketing strategy.


Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively orally in order to give presentations to local community groups.
  • Communicate effectively in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Assess need for public education on health issues.
  • Implement and assist in the evaluation of health education programs for staff and community groups.
  • Understand and follow instructions and procedures.


HOLIDAYS & LEAVES

VACATION

10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours).

SICK LEAVE

.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.

HOLIDAYS

Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.

BEREAVEMENT LEAVE

Three (3) regularly scheduled work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.

INSURANCE

HEALTH INSURANCE


County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.

County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan.

DISABILITY INSURANCE

State Disability Insurance - Benefit based on highest quarter during previous calendar year. Employee pays premium.

LIFE INSURANCE

$10,000 County-paid coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.

RETIREMENT

DEFERRED COMPENSATION


The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.

MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION


The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount.

EXTRA HELP EMPLOYEES DO NOT QUALIFY FOR COUNTY BENEFITS.

EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)


MHN EAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Work-life Resource services.

For more information log on to members.mhn.com.


EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS

The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.

THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.

For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682 or go to Merced County Benefits Summary


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Describe your experience with community engagement.

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Briefly describe your experience in coordinating and leading meetings with key community stakeholders. Include the type of meetings and the stakeholders involved.

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Briefly describe your experience working to change health policies and practices.

Required Question

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