|Benefits:||Paid Time-Off (PTO), Holiday, Health/Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Disability, 403b Retirement Plan|
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|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:|| Bachelors 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 Drivers License and proof of vehicle insurance.
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