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
- Engaging in outreach and promoting health education topics and healthcare services
- Collaborating with pre-existing patients and partner organizations
- Recruiting participants, facilitating interventions and classes about health issue prevention and management and overall wellness
- Creating healthcare and wellness educational materials
- Implementing and executing program using established protocols
- Conducting data collection
- Planning and preparing for classes
- Providing health counseling and coaching
- Keeping and organizing documentation and records
- Doing healthy cooking demonstrations
Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate
- Experience with public speaking
- Multi-tasker; ability to balance
- Coordination and/or great project management skills
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Progressively responsible education or experience in health and human services related field
- 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.
The supervisor assigns service activities, advises on changes in procedures, and is available for assistance when required. The supervisor assigns service activities in terms of project objectives and basic priorities and is available for consultation in resolving controversial issues.
The Member independently plans and carries out the projects and selects the approaches and methods to be used in solving problems. Completed projects are reviewed very generally to determine that objectives have been met and are in compliance with policies and regulations.
Most instructions are easily memorized and require little interpretation. Guidelines are generally applicable, but the Member independently makes adaptations in dealing with problems and unusual situations. Member must use considerable judgment in adapting current or developing new guidance.
Member has to develop, analyze, or evaluate information before the service position can progress. In making decisions, the Member is often required to depart from past approaches and to extend traditional techniques. The Member must develop new techniques, methods, or approaches to complete service position assignments.
Purpose and Impact of Service Position Assignments
Member provides timely services of a personal nature to others. The service position product or services affect the social, physical, and economic well-being of a substantial number of people on an ongoing basis. The member is required to investigate or analyze a variety of unusual conditions, problems, or questions.
Nature of Contacts
Clients; Students and Schools
Purpose of Contacts
To motivate, influence, or educate people to support change behaviors
Health screening or service required
Language Proficiency Requirements
Spanish speaking a plus