Status: Part-Time (18 hours/week)
Classification: Non-Exempt/ Grant Funded
Days: M-F (days)
The Health Education Coordinator (PT) is responsible for collaborating with community partners to coordinate, schedule and implement health education services, including the Healthy U/Healthy Ideas (Chronic Disease Management Program) to at-risk Lorain County residents. The Coordinator will be responsible for recruiting, training and retaining volunteers to assist in providing Healthy U/Healthy Ideas. The Health Education Coordinator will be certified in Healthy U/ Healthy Ideas to co-facilitate and provide effective community health education trainings.
This is a grant-funded position.
Under supervision by the executive director and in collaboration with other LCOA service providers, Lorain County Health District Health Collaboratives and other community partners:
Develop, coordinate, schedule and successfully implement effective health education programming – including Healthy U/Healthy Ideas (aka: Chronic Disease Management Program) – to address the unmet health needs of Lorain County residents, including aging individuals and other adults with special needs.
Identify, recruit, arrange training and supervise volunteers, ensuring that all effective health education programs are offered, health outcomes are consistently met and programs are consistently and with fidelity to the program model.
Teach and co-facilitate health education training, including Healthy U/Healthy Ideas (Chronic Disease Management Program) to diverse groups throughout Lorain County.
Complete and maintain accurate and up-to-date program documentation, client and volunteer files in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations.
Facilitate trainer trainings for all volunteers recruited to provide health education training.
Evaluate the effectiveness of health education classes offered.
Regularly attend and represent the organization at Lorain County Health District Health Collaborative meetings, including KEY and Heart & Sole. Attend and actively participate in other community meetings, as assigned.
Supervise volunteers and interns, as assigned.
Under supervision, identify and work in collaboration with other service providers, to develop partnerships to ensure the needs of LCOA clients are being met.
Conduct presentations, attend community groups, represent LCOA and community meetings and facilitate group programs, as assigned.
Complete and submit accurate and timely reports to the Executive Director, Fiscal Officer and Lorain County Health District.
Implementation of new programs to meet identified needs
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum of 1-3 years of demonstrated experience in health and social services, providing health education or group interventions to diverse populations. Bachelor’s degree in health education, public health, nursing, social work or counseling highly desired.
Trainer certification in the Stanford University Chronic Disease Management Program (Healthy U/Healthy Ideas) & prior experience providing Healthy U/Healthy Ideas (Chronic Disease Management Program) highly desired.
Demonstrated project management skills.
Demonstrated experience providing effective community-based health education desired.
Must be able effectively work with volunteers, including continually communicating that are appreciated and vital members of the LCOA team providing high quality health education services to at-risk residents.
Will be required to successfully obtain and maintain Healthy U/Healthy Ideas (aka: Chronic Disease Management Program) trainer certification within 30 days of hire date.
Dependable transportation with proof of valid driver’s license and insurance.
Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively with persons of diverse racial, ethnic, age, gender, religion, disability and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Able to work independently, be flexible, manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines.
Excellent time and organizational management skills.
Able to be an effective team-player.
Proficient with a computer, including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Internet and Email.
Able to complete and pass a criminal background check, at hire and every 5 years, including an FBI/BCII criminal background check.
Must be able to stand for extended periods and lift a minimum of 30 pounds.
Ability to travel throughout Lorain County.
Prefer working knowledge of resources and services available to meet the needs of older adults and disabled populations.
Familiarity with the needs of LorainCounty residents and resources available throughout the County is desired.