Health Educator - Albany Park and Hibbard

Position Status

Open

Site

Chicago

NHC Position Type

Health Education

Position Summary

The Member’s duties and responsibilities connect with and support the work of our health centers by offering vital health education about some of the health issues affecting our patients – nutrition, oral hygiene, reproductive health, among the most important. This service enhances patient understanding of their health status and their role in safeguarding and improving it. Because our clinicians have minimal if any time to devote to this kind of interaction with their patients, the Member’s role is vital in imparting information, strategies and messages to our patients to increase the effectiveness of the work of our health providers.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engaging in outreach and promoting health education topics and healthcare services
  • Recruiting participants, scheduling and coordinating intervention/class logistics
  • Creating healthcare and wellness educational materials
  • Planning and preparing for classes
  • Providing health counseling and coaching
  • Doing healthy cooking demonstrations
  • Coordinating with food access programs

Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate

Speaks language(s) spoken by patient populations, Compassionate, Non-judgmental, Self-starter, Good verbal and written communication skills, Passion for community outreach or helping others to improve their health a plus. 

Knowledge Required for the Position

Knowledge of AmeriCorps/Health Corps member requirements , 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. 

Supervision

The supervisor assigns service activities in terms of project objectives and basic priorities and is available for consultation in resolving controversial issues.

Review

Completed projects are reviewed very generally to determine that objectives have been met and are in compliance with policies and regulations.

Guidelines

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. Guidelines are generally applicable, but the Member independently makes adaptations in dealing with problems and unusual situations.

Complexity

The facts or conditions of the service position are clear cut, predictable, and apply directly to the assignment. , The Member must develop new techniques, methods, or approaches to complete service position assignments.

Purpose and Impact of Service Position Assignments

The facts or conditions of the service position are clear cut, predictable, and apply directly to the assignment. , The Member must develop new techniques, methods, or approaches to complete service position assignments.

Nature of Contacts

Clients

Purpose of Contacts

To motivate, influence, or educate people to support change behaviors.

Special Considerations

Health screening or service required.

Language Proficiency Requirements

Bilingual (Spanish) Preferred