Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Health Educator III for the New Jersey Medical School Division of Emergency Medicine. The Health Educator III is responsible for fostering statewide public awareness on poisoning injury risk, poison prevention safety and the services of NJPIES by providing poison prevention education programs to diverse populations, within the State of New Jersey.
Assesses and communicates community health needs.
Plans, develops, implements and evaluates NJPIES' community education programs. It is anticipated that the majority of time (50-75%) will be dedicated to fieldwork (health fairs, teaching, special events) with the remainder in the office.
Provides outreach and education to diverse populations within the state of New Jersey by collaborating with community-based organizations, schools, municipal government, civic groups, community leaders, colleges/universities, religious groups, childcare centers and injury prevention agencies.
Serves as a community resource person on poisoning injury and poison center services.
Develops and maintains relationships with community-based organizations and represents NJPIES on coalitions, work groups, committee meetings and at special events.
Contributes to the development of new and existing public education programs/projects, outreach initiatives, social media content, educational/informational materials and partnerships.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops/webinars, participating in professional development opportunities, reviewing professional publications and participating in professional societies.
Promotes the activities, services and education programs of the poison center.
Assists with NJPIES' Train-the-Trainer program.
Contributes to the completion of AAPCC's recertification application.
Maintains community outreach contact lists.
Prepares reports and presentations, as needed.
Attends health fairs and special events.
Maintains all necessary reporting and documentation requirements.
Attends staff meetings.
Fulfills both material and program requests via NJPIES' website.
Assembles take home education packets for audiences of community education programs.
Codes and enters completed participant evaluation data for NJPIES' community poison prevention education programs. Performs related duties as required.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Public Health/Health Education/Health Promotion and a minimum of two (2) years of experience in providing health education to diverse populations or a Master's Degree in Public Health/Health Education/Health Promotion and a minimum of one (1) year of experience in providing health education to diverse populations. Degree must be from an accredited college or university.
Certification in Health Education, either as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Master’s Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES).
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to foster relationships within diverse communities across New Jersey.
Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook.
Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.
Bilingual Spanish/English skills strongly desired (fluent verbal, reading and writing); additional language proficiency will be regarded as a strong asset.
Strong customer service skills
Professional experience in public speaking to both large and small groups.
Strong facilitation skills.
Some experience with hosting webinars and other forms of online education.
Self-motivated, dependable and detail-oriented.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Standing for several hours at a time, sitting, walking, reaching, kneeling, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Must be able to lift or exert force up to ten (10) pounds.
WORKENVIRONMENT: Office environment. Moderate noise. and minimal exposure to infection and communicable diseases.
Valid NJ driver's license and access to a vehicle on a daily basis. This position requires travel to all 21 counties in the state of New Jersey, for community education programs, meetings and events. Travel costs (mileage and tolls) will be reimbursed.
Flexible with hours, some evenings and weekends required.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was ...at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.