SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
Under direction, plan, organize and conduct health education programs for major program areas of the Health Services Agency; and do other work as required.
This class is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating public health education programs for major program areas of the Health Services Agency.
Develops, implements and evaluates health education programs, as assigned, for various priority populations, including but not limited to mental health, maternal and child health, injury prevention, substance abuse, family planning, chronic diseases, communicable diseases or other health related programs conducted by the agency; analyzes and collects data necessary to identify problems and design health education programs; works collaboratively with schools and community groups and agencies in order to achieve a greater impact and to avoid duplication; contacts private industry and community agencies to collaborate and promote health education programs; develops cooperative working relationships with representatives of the media; prepares and distributes health education information through the Internet, social media, news releases, reports, bulletins, exhibits and publications; identifies community resources useful in implementing health education programs; coordinates and assists others in developing and presenting special conferences, meetings and other education programs; responds to requests from the public for topic area experts, and resources pertaining to community health; reviews, selects, assembles, and distributes health related information; conducts an on-going evaluation of the effectiveness of health education activities; maintains records and prepares correspondence and reports; plans, coordinates and implements health related staff training programs. Health Educators may mentor and direct the work of Interns and community volunteers under the guidance of their direct supervisor.
Typical Training and Experience:
Pursuant to Section 1303 of the California Code of Regulations, Title 17, must possess a Master's Degree in public or community health education from a college or university accredited by the American Public Health Association.
Possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C Driver License or the incumbent must be able to provide suitable transportation approved by the appointing authority.
Bargaining Unit: General Representation Unit
EEOC Job Category: 02
Occupational Group: 48
Workers’ Comp Code: 0290