The purpose of this position is to provide health education to children and adults; educate the community on child injury prevention and assist families in finding available health and social service resources.
Minimum education and/or experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Health Education, Public Health, Social Work, Nutrition, Physiology, Business, General Studies or Educational Psychology or related OR Registered Dietitian or RD eligible with a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics, Foods, and Nutrition. In Addition, must have two (2) years of experience in health related programs. An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted for the minimum requirements on a year for year basis.
Preferred education and/or experience:
Prefer experience with health promotion development, implementation and evaluation. Preference will be given for bilingual skills in Spanish. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Child Passenger Safety Technician certification preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have knowledge of: Behavior change theories and strategies; Principles and practices of health promotion and injury prevention; Instructional techniques, training theories, and group dynamics; Community resources and public health programs; Principles and practices of effective supervision; Budget and grant development and management. Must possess Skills and Abilities to: Interpret, implement, and maintain a health education program; Public speaking; Develop educational programs; Analyze and evaluate programs; Composing presentations, and perform group presentations; Communicate clearly both verbally and in writing; Conduct and coordinate meetings; Establish and maintain working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public. Prepare and maintain reports and records; Project management; Proficient with a computer and various software; Interact with a variety of groups and organizations; Ability to speak Spanish is highly desirable; must be willing to travel.
Specialized training, certifications, or other special requirements:
Not required for hiring but will be required once hired - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 32-hour certification in the proper use and installation of child safety seats and booster seats. Skills should also include first aid, specialized computer use, team building and coalition building. Participates in emergency response training as scheduled and must be available to respond as directed in the event of a public health emergency.
NOTE: Degrees/credits must be from an academically accredited college or university as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education (CHEA).
Essential Job Tasks:
Responsible for developing, presenting, evaluating, and marketing health education programs, particularly in child passenger safety. Coordinate with other agencies, organizations and groups to identify, vet and collect available community health and social service resources in order to create a usable resource database for the community. Supervise interns and volunteers as assigned. Train eligible persons in the 4-day National Highway Traffic Safety Administration course for Child Passenger Safety Technician. Develops written health educational materials to meet low literacy requirements. Maintains accurate records, data and documentation of all program activities and results. Complete visits with clients to perform assessment and provide appropriate referrals to resources that promote the development of healthy children. This will include promoting timely immunizations and routine well child exams, as well as promoting health and nutrition education. Perform outreach efforts for families with young children to arrange services and disseminate health information. Assess needs and assist clients in accessing community resources. Act as advocate, liaison, and team member with involved community collaborators and program supervisor. Complete required and beneficial educational trainings and conferences within the agency and community.
The Maricopa County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the exam process only those candidates considered to be the most highly qualified. Those selected will be scored based on evaluation of listed education and experience. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a pool provided by Human Resources.
Maricopa County, AZ - 13 months ago