TITLE: Health Educator – Cal Fresh Healthy Living
Classification Specification: Exempt
DATE ESTABLISHED: April 2019
LOCATION: 10155 Colima Road, Whittier, CA 90603
REPORTS TO: Project Manager
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The primary purpose of the Health Educator is to provide community education on nutrition and physical activity to combat chronic health conditions such as diabetes and hypertension in low income communities. Service location includes schools, community centers, and other community locations in Service Provider Area (SPA) 7, known as the Southeast Region of Los Angeles County. Targeted population includes children (Birth to age 18) and their families.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: Under the direction of the Project Manager, the Health Educator performs a variety of functions as outlined in the grant. Activities include trainings on nutrition, healthy eating, food demonstrations, physical activity demonstrations, consultation, outreach and engagement to schools and other community-based agencies.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Implements all aspects of services as outlined in the grant’s statement of work;
- Completes required documentation and meets deadlines;
- Trains and educates grant participants in healthy eating and physical activity;
- Participates in developing/implementing policies and procedures;
- Coordinates and integrates this program with other programs in the organization;
- Participates in outreach and engagement activities in the community;
- Participates in promoting/marketing services to the community, i.e., schools, hospitals, health clinics, etc.
- Participates in weekly staff meetings;
- Attends Department of Public Health meetings and trainings as required by the grant;
REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE OR TRAINING:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or other related degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S.
- Registered Dietician (RD) in good standing with the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
- A minimum of (3 to 5) years of clinical experience with a focus on obesity in low income, culturally diverse communities at-risk for chronic health issues such as diabetes and hypertension.
- Community-based experience in schools, health clinics, hospitals, and/or public health settings.
- Computer skills required – proficient in Microsoft Office Software.
- Bilingual/Spanish required.
The Whole Child is an equal employment opportunity employer and no candidate for employment will be rejected on account of race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, or sex. Candidates with physical impairments will be considered so long as it can be reasonably demonstrated that the duties and responsibilities can be effectively performed without hazard to the individual, fellow employees, or clientele.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Employee may be asked to participate in cross-training programs, work overtime, or pursue additional education or training when it is determined to be in the best interest of the company by the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer.
This class specification is only intended to identify the classification and to illustrate the duties, responsibilities, and requirements for it. It is not intended, nor should it be interpreted to describe each and every duty employees assigned may be required to perform