Nov 27, 2018

HEALTH EDUCATION COORDINATOR

  • County of El Dorado
  • Placerville, CA, USA
Full time Education Government Health Care

Job Description

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The County of El Dorado is conducting this recruitment to fill two (2) vacancies in the Health and Human Services Agency, Alcohol and Drug Program.  It will also establish a list which may be used for up to three months to fill future full time, part time, and extra help vacancies throughout the county.

The current vacancies are as follows:

  • One (1) full time vacancy, located in Placerville, CA
  • One (1) part time vacancy, located in South Lake Tahoe, CA, anticipated to work approximately 20 hours/week


The ideal candidate for both vacancies will possess the following:

  • Certification and skills to provide alcohol and drug counseling
  • Knowledge and understanding of assessment techniques and tools used in an Alcohol and Drug Program


A Training and Experience evaluation may be utilized to determine an applicant's ranking for referral to specific vacancies.  Based upon the information and materials provided in the application, the applicant's education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula.

DEFINITION:
Under general supervision, participates in the development and implementation of specialized public health intervention, promotion, and prevention programs to meet specific needs as determined by the department head or division manager, and coordinates grant application and funding processes.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
This class is responsible for the effective implementation of specialized public health intervention, promotion, and prevention programs, and may be assigned lead direction to staff who assist in public health intervention, promotion and prevention programs. Responsibilities may include developing program guidelines and plans, identifying and securing funding as appropriate, developing staffing and budget proposals, and planning/implementing service delivery as assigned. This position is designated from the Supervising Health Education Coordinator in that the latter is the first full supervisory level in the series.

Examples of Essential Functions

  • Plans, develops and implements a variety of health intervention, promotion, and prevention programs; provides or supports direct services to individuals, families, and communities.
  • Identifies sources of program funding; prepares grant applications; works with foundations and other funding sources to secure funding.
  • Interprets state and federal regulations and contractual requirements for assigned programs and ensures compliance.
  • Maintains accurate and complete records and files; prepares and submits activity status reports.
  • Prepares comprehensive program reports and program evaluations pursuant to contract and/or program requirements.
  • Participates in program budget development, as well as cost tracking and projection.
  • Assigns, directs, and reviews the work of assigned staff on a project or day to day basis.
  • Oversees the distribution of health education materials to program clients and agencies.
  • Conducts and/or participates in community needs assessments and develops strategies to address identified needs.
  • Establishes, coordinates, and/or facilitates community coalitions, networks, and groups.
  • Speaks before community groups and organizations regarding programs, ser­vices and activities.
  • Attends various meetings, committees and conferences related to program goals and objectives.
  • Provides guidance to public health staff, and other health care partners regarding the specific objectives and procedures of public health programs.
  • Confers with departmental supervisory and management staff and other program coordinators to integrate program services.
  • Depending on program assignment, may be required to provide substance abuse counseling.
  • Attendance and punctuality that is observant of scheduled hours on a regular basis.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Education & Experience Requirements (typing "See Resume" in application will not be accepted)

Where college degrees and/or college course credits are required, degrees and college units must be obtained from a regionally accredited college or university. Courses from non-regionally accredited institutions will not be evaluated for this requirement.

Education:
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in health, education, social services, or a closely related field.
-AND-
Experience:

Two (2) years of administering and coordinating health or social service delivery programs. A master's degree in health, education, social services, or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of the required work experience.

Other Requirements:
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license. Must be available for evening or weekend meetings or special events. Specific educational attainments or certifications may apply, depending on program assignment.

Positions assigned to the Alcohol and Drug Program Division may require a certification/license as a substance abuse counselor, depending upon program assignment. Certifying agencies must be accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. Certifying agencies include: California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE), California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC), California Association of Addiction Recovery Resources (CAARR), California Association of Drinking Driver Treatment Programs (CADDTP), California Certification Board of Chemical Dependency Counselors (CCBCDC), Forensics Addictions Corrections Treatment (FACT), Indian Alcoholism Commission of California, Inc., Breining Institute, Association of Christian Alcohol & Drug Counselors, and American Academy of Health Care Providers.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and techniques of health intervention, promotion, and prevention program administration and delivery.
  • Principles of program administration including budgeting.
  • Needs assessment techniques, grant application processes, and principles of program evaluation.
  • Principles of health education and effective teaching methods.
  • Federal, state, and local laws and regulations concerning public health.
  • Basic health and wellness practices and medical/health information relevant to the specific nature of the program.
  • Medical terminology and standard public health concepts.
  • Principles of recordkeeping and report preparation.
  • Basic supervisory principles and practices.
  • Principles and practices of substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.

Skill in:

  • Preparing clear, concise, and complete documentation, reports, and other written materials.
  • Maintaining accurate and complete records and files.
  • Using computer equipment resources and business applications to support assigned work.

Ability to:

  • Plan, develop, and implement, health intervention, promotion, and prevention programs.
  • Utilize community and governmental agency resources effectively to assist clients with health and other social needs.
  • Establish, coordinate, and facilitate community coalitions, networks, and groups.
  • Respond sensitively to the needs of people from a variety of socio-economic groups and cultures, including alternative lifestyles.
  • Exercise sound independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Plan, direct, and review the work of assigned staff.
  • Train staff in work procedures.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

Other Requirements

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment:
Work is primarily performed indoors with infrequent trips outdoors in all weather conditions.

Physical:
Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in an office setting and operate office equipment; vision in the normal visual range with or without correction sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents and to operate equipment; hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Frequentsitting, bending and use of both legs; wrist and arm motions and upward/downward flexion of neck; fine finger dexterity of both hands, ability to grasp and hold; lifting, carrying or pushing objects that weigh up to 15 lbs. Occasional walking and reaching. Infrequent climbing, lifting, carrying or pushing objects that weigh more than 16 lbs.

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