Health Educator/Outreach Worker I
Lancaster, CA 
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Posted 23 days ago
Job Description

Position Title: Health Educator

Department: Behavioral Health Incentive Program

Reports To: Senior Supervisor

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is responsible for health education and outreach. This position requires local travel, setting/adhering to schedule and independent decision-making regarding patient recruitment and provision of services. Provides education though educational sessions, group presentations, referrals and follow-up to increase awareness and utilization of health services for the community.

Required 1 year Medical Assisting Experience and knowledge of working with the Diabetes population required; MA certification is a plus. Bilingual is preferred.

We offer a competitive benefits package:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Care Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays (12)
  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Sick Time
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Competitive wages
  • Stability and career advancement
  • Continuing Education Opportunities
HOURS

8 per Day / 5 Days per Week

CATEGORIES OF DUTIES
  1. Promotes Health Education throughout the community, solicits and assesses patients' interest in program participation and assures that patients meet the eligibility criteria as specified by the program objectives.
  2. Conducts structured, scheduled educational sessions covering approved topics.
  3. Identifies site locations for outreach work and health education classes.
  4. Conducts formal event outreach to foster awareness of healthcare services.
  5. Recommends pertinent information and referral services for medical, social and emotional support.
  6. Updates curricula for health education sessions, including pre- and post-tests.
  7. Establishes and keeps current a resource file/directory of information regarding available programs, services, contact persons and avenues of access in the community, and current trends of knowledge regarding health services.
  8. Attends community and agency meetings as well as outreach events as required.
  9. Assists with orienting new Health Educators to program's policies and procedures.
  10. Develops and submits accurate reports regarding program activities, patients served and other information as needed.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor, Director and/or Administration.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
  • BA/BS degree in health or human/social service-related field preferred or 1 year work related experience.
  • Valid California driver's license and insurance.
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus.
SETTING

Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc. is a non-profit corporation, which provides behavioral healthcare services, including chemical dependency.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc. does not discriminate as to race, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation and disability in its hiring practices.

ADA REQUIREMENT

Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc. supports the American with Disabilities Act. Discrimination is prohibited in all aspects of employment against disabled persons, who, with reasonable accommodations, can perform the essential functions of a job.

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Tarzana Treatment Centers administers its personnel policies and conducts its employment practices in a manner that treats each employee and applicant for employment on the basis of merit and experience, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.


 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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