Health Educator

Maryland, United States
$16.09 – $22.12 commensurate with experience
04 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD 
Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: [[$16.09 – $22.12 commensurate with experience]]
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: [[Monday - Friday, 8a.m-5p.m / 40 hrs per wk]] 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 01-AZ:JHU - Arizona 
Department name: 10001145-Ctr for Amer IndnAlskn Nat Hlth CAIANH 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

Center Brief

The Center for American Indian Health (CAIH) is located administratively within International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The core activities housed at CAIH include research studies of infectious diseases and behavioral health, and a training program.

General Summary/Purpose

The Health Educator works for the Center as part of its behavioral health team, and works together with the Center’s field and Baltimore-based research team to collaborate on the development of health education materials for several of its behavioral health projects.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Focus on curriculum development and adaptation for behavioral health projects, including Family Spirit and related programs. 
  • Assist in the development of health education materials, including training materials, curriculum and related ancillary materials for an assortment of Center field-based behavioral health projects.
  • Work with team members on other behavioral health projects as needed to create new lessons and tailor materials to meet the needs of tribal partners.
  • Create lessons and ancillary materials which may include activity instructions and materials, handouts, posters, etc.
  • Create training materials and educator manuals.
  • Travel to field-based trainings or meetings with overnight travel as needed.
  • Format various program components to ensure consistency of all program materials and alignment with other Center programs as needed.
  • Research existing programs content health information.
  • Ensure cultural relevance of materials to tribal communities through collaboration with field-based staff and utilization of formative data when available.
  • Develop and maintain social media enhancements to behavioral health programs.
  • Assist with other duties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in health-related field required.
  • Some related work experience required including training, educational materials development and implementation or similar.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the 

* JHU Equivalency Formula

30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis.  For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. *

Preferred Qualifications

  • Self-motivator and independent learner and worker
  • Efficient and detail-oriented
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to effectively multi-task
  • Excellent professional judgment and discretion
  • Good oral and written communication skills, including public speaking with large and small groups
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to drive a project vehicle as needed and to follow guidelines on vehicle use
  • Ability to follow worksite guidelines on personal and work cell phone use
  • Ability to take direction and respond positively to feedback in the workplace

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Current driver’s license issued by the state of residence and good driving record required.
  • Ability to travel with overnight stays required as needed.  Some evening, weekend and holiday work may be required.
  • May be required to float to other sites.  Guidelines regarding travel time and project vehicle use will be clarified based on specific site needs.
  • This position will maintain background clearance as required by the employer and any collaborating agencies.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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