Community Health Educator

Job Closing: Oct 26, 2018

Division: Health Services, Outreach Chronic Care

Job Code and Salary Range: LPN 29-2061 - $32,177.60 to $47,424.00 / RN 29-1141 - $49,358.40 to $76,481.60

Status: Full-time, permanent, exempt

SUMMARY: Community Health Educator Specialist works to enable and encourage people to increase control over their state of health. Under the direct supervision of the Nutrition Program, the employee will work with the NYS Women, Infant, & Children Program and Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services Nutrition Program to provide nutrition education, maternal child health, public health, health promotion and disease prevention services.

  • Health Promotion is the provision of information and/or education to individuals, families, and communities that-encourage family unity, community commitment, and traditional spirituality that make positive contributions to their health status, such as: improvement in nutrition, improvement in physical fitness and control of stress
  • Disease Prevention is the teaching or promotion of methods and/or measures that have been proven effective in preventing illnesses and/or lessening their effects, such as: control of high blood pressure, prevention and control of diabetes and reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease through healthier lifestyles
  • Nutrition education is the teaching and delivering of nutrition information across the lifespan to educate and ensure optimal quality of health for individuals and their families.
  • Maternal child health is to protect, promote and improve the health and well-being of all women, newborns, children and adolescents in Akwesasne.
  • Public health focus on preventing infectious disease, operate immunization clinics or lead efforts such as smoking cessation, preventing excessive sun exposure and water safety

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Provide assistance to the Program Manager when needed with the various Tribal programs to provide education and screenings to consumers and employees
  • Plan, create and deliver education activities for various age groups consisting of informational displays, group discussion, newsletter development, community events, physical activity instruction, one-to-one settings and home visits, when needed
  • Prepare and distribute health education materials, including reports, bulletins, and visual aids such as films, videotapes, photographs, and posters
  • Refer individual to appropriate departments or outside agencies for assistance if needed,
  • Coordinate and attend outreach activities to increase participant enrollment, and program advertisement
  • Participate in case management specific to Community Nutrition Program
  • Complete all documentation and reports required in a timely manner; including submission of calendar of activities three months in advance
  • Strictly uphold the confidentiality of clients, employees and agency business within and outside of the agency
  • Be able to provide clerical support as needed or when other support staff are away from the office such as filing, answering phones and making appointments
  • Be flexible and dependable in regards to work schedule adjustments to accommodate program and participant needs
  • May be required to provide in-home guidance and education to parents related to various topics
  • Develop and implement home visiting program for Maternal Child Health services
  • Provide breastfeeding education and counseling services in office or at in home and obtain Certified Lactation Counselor credentials
  • Is an active participant of the Employee Wellness, Health Promotion/Disease Prevention, Diabetes, G.P.R.A and O.F.A Planning Committees
  • Will serve as a qualified competent professional authority for the NYS Women, Infant and Children Program by educating participants, tailoring and prescribing food packages, teaching and problem solving lactation skills
  • Attends training as required by NYS WIC Program and SRMT Community Nutrition Program
  • Other duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: There are no supervisor requirements for this position,

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Able to provide friendly customer service and work various schedules
  • Able to provide participant centered counseling
  • Ability to motivate people
  • Able to attend various training outside of the community
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Must have strong clerical and organizational skills
  • Ability to interact well with the general public and people of all ages
  • Willingness to work with all ages
  • Punctuality is a must
  • Must have a clean drivers abstract and be able to use tribal vehicles for travel

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Registered Nurse from an accredited nursing program in the United States, bachelor’s degree preferred or in the process of obtaining with six credits of nutrition or bachelor’s degree in community health from an accredited program with a concentration in Nutrition or a Licensed Practical Nurse with two years’ experience in health promotion and six credits in nutrition.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have computer skills for documentation purposes.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Must be at least 18 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Fleet Policy.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to human.resources@srmt-nsn.gov or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 412 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks.  Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.

NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.

DRUG TESTING POLICY

The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

BACKGROUND CHECK

Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.

ELIGIBILITY LIST

A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.

INTERVIEW

Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.