DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This work involves assisting the Public Health Educator in the organization and implementation of educational efforts regarding public health needs. Employees in this class assist with the surveying of public health education needs as well as organizing workshops, forums and discussion groups to meet those needs. Responsibilities include assisting in planning and implementing educational programs for the general population and specially targeted populations. This is a trainee level professional position in this field. Successful completion of a one (1) year traineeship under close supervision, direction and instruction of a specialist in this job field may lead to appointment to the full title. Direct supervision is received from the Public Health Educator. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
When assigned AIDS Education duties:
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: Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of public health education; knowledge of community organization work; knowledge of epidemiology, data collection and behavioral and attitudinal surveys; ability to plan, advertise and assist with conducting of educational seminars and workshops; ability to survey public health education needs; ability to communicate clearly and effectively 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.
Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Health Education, Nursing or closely related field.
TRAINEE NOTE: After successful completion of a one (1) year traineeship, a TRAINEE may be appointed to the full title of ASSISTANT PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATOR. TRAINEE work and study are performed under close supervision, direction and instruction of a specialist in the job field.
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.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Access to transportation is required to perform field work responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner.
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