DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Work involves assisting the Supervising Public Health Educator in organization and implementation of educational efforts regarding public health needs. Responsibilities include assisting with surveying public health education needs as well as organizing workshops, forums and discussion groups to meet those needs. Additional responsibilities include assisting in planning and implementing educational programs for the general population and specially targeted populations. Depending upon assignment, may develop and implement educational programs and campaigns on specific health issues, such as child injury and death, AIDS, etc. This position differs from Assistant Public Health Educator in the increased responsibilities and level of independent judgment required to carry out the details of the work. Additionally, this position requires the ability to speak, write and understand Spanish as well as English, as well as the ability to form working relationships within Spanish-speaking cultural communities. Direct supervision is received from the Supervising Public Health Educator or other higher-level staff. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of public health education; working knowledge of community organization work; working knowledge of epidemiology, data collection and behavioral and attitudinal surveys; ability to speak English and Spanish fluently and to understand, read, write, translate, conduct programs, etc., in both English and Spanish; ability to plan, advertise and conduct educational seminars and workshops; ability to survey public health education needs; ability to track programs and make recommendations; ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both English and Spanish both orally and in writing with groups and individuals; ability to establish and maintain effective relations with community agencies; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to deal effectively and objectively with clients and community groups of diverse socio-economic backgrounds and cultures; good listening skills; social perceptiveness; sound judgment; initiative; resourcefulness.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either
NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
Donald B. Smith
County Government Campus
110 Old Route 6, Building 3
Carmel, NY 10512