NHC Position Type
The Health Educator will provide students with vital information regarding their own health and how to advocate for themselves in the health care system. Through the education and outreach efforts of the member, students will learn about the health care facilities that Erie operates and their ability to access the centers without experiencing barriers. Often, the NHC member is a student’s initial point of contact with Erie.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
The Health Educator will provide sexual health and nutrition education to students and patients, facilitate health campaigns and outreach that promote Erie services, support transitions to adult care, and coordinate external services, such as dental and vision, for students. The Health Educator will also contribute to Erie-wide efforts around education, outreach, and resource navigation. This position will allow Erie to provide the necessary education for young people to lead healthy lives.
The Health Educator will provide support and education to patients across Erie including students, immigrants, low-income individuals, and those experiencing hardships.
- Engaging in outreach and promoting health education topics and healthcare services
- Facilitating interventions and classes about health issue prevention and management and overall wellness
- Creating healthcare and wellness educational materials
- Facilitating and conducting healthcare and wellness trainings and classes
Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate
- Able to build strong relationships
- Able to communicate effectively with individuals or diverse backgrounds and identities
- Creative problem-solving skills
Knowledge Required for the Position
- Skill with Microsoft Office or other software for a variety of data processing operations involving a range of problem solving, record keeping, correspondence, and service tracking options.
- Member uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments following set procedures, independently
- The supervisor assigns service activities in terms of project objectives and basic priorities and is available for consultation in resolving controversial issues.
- The service activities are reviewed for accuracy through spot checks, through complaints from customers, and through observation of the member at service.
- Completed projects are reviewed very generally to determine that objectives have been met and are in compliance with policies and regulations.
- Written and oral guides provide specific instructions for doing service
- Detailed guidelines exist, including regulations and directives, handbooks, precedents, industry standards, and files of previous projects
- Member must use considerable judgment in adapting current or developing new guidance
- The service position assignments vary significantly or often involve unusual circumstances and incomplete or conflicting data
- The member must develop new techniques, methods, or approaches to complete service position assignments
- Unusual service hours, involving evenings, weekends, or long shifts
- Health screening or service required
- Position offers flexible hours/service formats for members who may need them due to childcare commitments, probation/parole requirements, or other obligations. If so, please describe the parameters of this flexibility.
Some weekend and evening hours will be required.
COVID-19 vaccination required