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Job Title: Community Health Educator - TEPP
Job Number: 19253
Organization: El Paso County
Posted: 6/3/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Education
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Colorado Springs,  CO    USA
Compensation: $44,160/Depends on Qualifications
Position Description: Works with the El Paso County Public Health Department, the Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership program and other agencies to develop and implement a wide range of tobacco control strategies and activities. Develops and maintains work plans supporting various initiatives addressing tobacco prevention, cessation, tobacco-related health disparities and secondhand smoke across El Paso County; builds/leads coalitions and program recruitment in collaboration with partner agencies and community members. Assesses community needs and develops targeted communication materials and educational approaches and media campaigns to address public health issues with diverse groups and community partners.

Using evidence-based, best and promising practices, collaborates with staff and community partners to develop and implement work plans and lead individual projects, including local policy change campaigns and media campaigns mandated by contracts and grantors. Assesses individual and community needs for health promotion/education for various target demographics. Conducts research on other evidence based programs for the purposes of program planning and development. Plans, promotes, implements and evaluates programming for target populations using a variety of educational approaches to include small and large group presentations and development and implementation of earned and paid media campaigns. Develops and maintains clear and accurate activity records and reports to demonstrate progress toward goals. Participates in multi-disciplinary team meetings to address the needs of the program, and assists in the development and coordination of strategic program plans. Develops a variety of communication materials used to promote tobacco prevention/cessation and the program to multiple audiences. Prepares and gives presentations to various audiences including funders and community agencies. Collaborates with other staff to manage coalitions including coordinating strategic efforts, meeting planning, facilitation of meetings, general coalition building, recruitment and maintenance and coalition communication. Creates and maintains community partnerships that advance tobacco prevention and control in El Paso County. Analyzes data for implementation into the communication materials and strategic approaches to educate individuals and community groups relative to priority areas outlined in TEPP's work plan. Provides technical support and guidance to the TEPP team and management staff in creating and implementing overall grant activities. Develops, coordinates and maintains health and wellness program resources and library to provide educational resources for the program team. This includes check-in/out review, purchasing of educational materials/tools and an ongoing inventory process. Actively participates with writing grant applications, including development of yearly program goals and objectives, evaluation measures and budget development. Participates in the agency's emergency planning and response activities. Participates in program evaluation activities, including development of evaluation tools. Takes personal responsibility to provide exceptional customer service in order to promote and maintain a positive Public Health image, constructive working environment, and foster pride and professionalism in the workplace and community. Promotes overall public health within the community. Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in health education, public health, public policy, or related field. Two (2) years full-time professional related experience required. Master's Degree in health education, public health, public policy or related field may be substituted for the required experience. Skill in using a computer and various software packages including Microsoft Office. Knowledge of tobacco regulations. Knowledge of and ability to independently research TEPP subject matter. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to write and maintain clear, concise and accurate records and reports. Ability to communicate, motivate and organize projects among a broad spectrum of people, frequently under deadline pressure. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, co-workers, federal, state and local authorities and other agencies. Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks and complete projects in a timely manner. Ability to respond in a flexible manner and reprioritize work as situations change. Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and critical thinking. Ability to identify problems and work to resolve them. Knowledge and understanding of agency policies and procedures. Ability to maintain the security of sensitive and confidential information. Ability to work independently and in a team environment. Maintain regular and punctual attendance. Must pass conditional post offer physical, drug screen, background investigation and motor vehicle check. Licenses/Certificates Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License.

Work Conditions Work is conducted in an office and field environment. Work environment may include potential exposure to second hand smoke and other environmental hazards. Some travel may be required; work may be assigned in various locations. May work outside of normal business hours. Must be able to safely lift and carry up to 25 pounds. Public Health employees are responsible for providing proof of vaccinations and/or tuberculosis testing as applicable to the specific position and must provide proof of completion of required vaccinations/testing or proof of initiation within sixty (60) days of hire date.

Organization Description: Our Mission: El Paso County is a regional leader providing valued and necessary community services in the most cost- effective manner.

El Paso County lies in east central Colorado and encompasses more than 2,158 square miles – slightly more than twice the area of the state of Rhode Island (excluding Narragansett Bay). While the western portion of El Paso County is extremely mountainous, the eastern part is prairie land where dairy cows and beef cattle are the main source of ranchers’ income. The altitude ranges from about 5,095 feet (1569 m) on the southern border at Black Squirrel Creek to 14,110 feet (4301 m) on the summit of Pikes Peak, near the western boundary. The county seat is located in Colorado Springs.

El Paso County became a territorial county in 1861 before Colorado became a state in 1876.

The natural physical beauty of the area, situated at the base of Pikes Peak and with an uninterrupted view of the Front Range, can be enjoyed by all. The magnificent scenery inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write the poem “America the Beautiful” after her visit here. The mild climate, on average, supplies 285 days of sunshine, 15 inches of rain, 35 inches of snow, and very low levels of humidity.

Closing Date: 9/3/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Johanna Seeling,  Community Health Educator - TEPP
Contact Location: 2880 International Circle, Ste. N060

Colorado Springs   CO  80910
United States
Contact Location: 2880 International Circle, Ste. N060
  Colorado Springs   CO  80910
  United States
Contact Phone: 7195207486 
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How to Apply: Visit El Paso County's website to complete an online application.

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