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ADH CERTIFIED PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATOR

The Certified Public Health Educator is responsible for developing health education projects, promoting health education awareness among schools, civic groups, communities, and training health

Class Code:

E064C

Job Grade:

GS07

Special Job Requirements:

Frequent in-state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Defines specific educational objectives to develop community awareness and support for public health programs and services through consultation with division directors and administrators. Designs and conducts community assessments to gauge community attitudes and awareness of health services, analyzes statistical public health information, and defines the need for developing and distributing educational media. Plans and implements educational programs and develops criteria, staffing, and material requirements to reach program objectives, departmental goals, and address the public health problems of defined target groups. Evaluates the effectiveness of health education within assigned areas of responsibility, using pre- and post-program data to measure a programs effectiveness against established goals and objectives. Collaborates with and provides technical assistance and advice to community groups, public agencies, and professional organizations, confers with schools and universities, provides training regarding program planning and evaluation, and develops and maintains resource files to accommodate requests for speakers, films, and literature. Conducts and/or arranges in-service training to keep departmental staff informed of current trends in public health education and the work of other agencies. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of health education. Knowledge of public health education program development, implementation, assessment, and evaluation. Knowledge of educational resource materials. Ability to plan, arrange, and conduct educational programs and service activities. Ability to research, develop, implement, evaluate, and revise educational or informational materials. Ability to communicate orally and in writing and/or explain educational or informational materials and literature. Ability to provide training and instructions. Ability to evaluate data, assess needs, and prepare recommended actions. Ability to work with a diverse group of government, schools, and community groups.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in health education, or other program related fields; plus four years of experience in health education promotions.

Required Certificates:

Certified as a Certified Health Education Specialist or a Certified Professional Health Educator by the Arkansas Board of Health Education in accordance with ACA 17-53-206. Must possess a valid Arkansas drivers license Additional requirements determined b

Exempt:

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