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Health Educator

Location:Laredo, TX
Salary Range:DOE
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Benefits:Paid Time-Off (PTO), Holiday, Health/Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Disability, 403b Retirement Plan
Employment Type:Full Time
Positions Needed:1
Description:Assists with administrative assignments, coordinates and conducts training workshops for patients and community.

SUPERVISION: Directly supervised by Program Manager.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires standard amounts of standing and sitting; may require moving/carrying up to 25 pounds. Requires the use of office equipment, such as computer terminals, telephone and copiers. Requires work outside the office.
Duties:• Develops and presents health education and promotion programs such as training workshops, conferences, and educational/promotional presentations.
• Encourage healthy lifestyles & wellness by educating patients and their families about health related topics such as the importance of exercise, weight management, and the habits and behaviors necessary to avoid illness.
• Counsel individuals and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and nutrition monitoring to improve their quality of life.
• Develops policies for disease management programs to assist in health promotion and disease control.
• Develops curriculum and prepares manuals, visual aids, outlines, and other materials used in teaching.
• Coordinates diet counseling services with nutritionist and program staff.
• Functions as part of a team while being self-motivated and self-directed.
• Maintains strict confidentiality of patient information and patient records.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Strong community/public health orientation;
• Strong verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish;
• Experience with patient/community health education;
• Knowledge/experience in diabetes preferred;
• Knowledge of training and group dynamics;
• Must be able to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions;
• Ability to work under minimal supervision;
• Must be able to travel in-town and out-of-town.

Qualifications:• Bachelor’s degree with in Health Sciences or related field. College education may be substituted for five years of experience. Two years’ experience as a health educator/trainer preferred.
• Managerial level computer skills in Microsoft Windows; must include Excel and skills in database management and record keeping.
• CPR/First Aide certification required (If not currently certified, Center will provide training).
• Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred.
• Possess means of transportation.
• Texas Driver’s License and proof of vehicle insurance.


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