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Job Title: Asthma Health Educator - (Part-Time - 25 hours/week)
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Organization: Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH)
Posted: 3/14/2023
Type: Part-time
Classification: Health Education
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation: $29,432.00 Annually
Position Description: Connect passion with purpose. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to the health of the population of Georgia as our work impacts past, present and future generations.

Make your mark in public service. As an accredited public health department, we're seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Asthma Health Educator (Part-Time - 25 hours/week) within the Division of Health Protection, Chronic Disease Prevention Section. Won't you join us? This is a grant-funded position.

Job Responsibilities:

The Asthma Health Educator will work in the school & community setting in and around Macon, Georgia to provide Asthma Self- Management Education (AS-ME) to children with asthma. The Asthma Health Educator will utilize evidence-based curricula, such as Kickin’ Asthma™ and Open Airways for Schools™, to teach participants about asthma basics, triggers, trigger control, medication, and self-management. The Asthma Health Educator will also ensure participants receive informational and educational materials and referrals to community resources, including smoking cessation information. Programmatic

Reporting to the Asthma Team Lead, the Asthma Health Educator will:

Participate in curriculum training, asthma training, and any additional training deemed necessary by DPH

Implement asthma self-management education curricula Kickin’ Asthma™ and Open Airways for Schools™ in schools and community settings

Collaborate with schools and community settings to collect performance measures prior to, during, and upon completion of implementation

Collaborate with staff from school and community settings on an as needed basis to ensure program goals and deliverables are being met

Provide resources and references to parents/caregivers of children with asthma to achieve better asthma self-management

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in public health education from an accredited college or university AND One year of public health education experience,


Bachelor's degree in education, social, behavioral or biological sciences or a directly related field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of experience in public health education.

Preferred Qualifications:

Flexible schedule to accommodate schools and community settings

Proficient computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Adobe)

Organization Description: Additional Information Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourages all employees to engage in regular wellness activities and to make lifestyle choices that promote health and well-being.

The use of wellness breaks during the workday is authorized to support this philosophy and assist employees in meeting their wellness goals. A maximum of 30 minutes in a given workday may be used to engage in wellness activities, generally in the form of two 15- minute breaks or one 30-minute break.

Employment Information

All approved teleworking employees must reside within the state of Georgia and depending on the responsibilities of the position, must live within reasonable driving distance of the agency’s primary worksite and be able to report to the office when required.

Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Board rules regarding salary.

DPH accepts educational credential recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE) will be considered. DPH will contact educational institutions to verify degree, diploma, licensure, etc.

The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check.

As an employee of DPH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.

If you require accommodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to:

DPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

Closing Date: 3/25/2023
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Contact Name: Mauri Smith,  Director, Talent Acquisition, District & Policy Coordinator
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