Health Education Associate
Salary: $17.28-$21.09 hourly / $3,005-$3,669 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under direction, assists professional staff with
planning, conducting, and coordinating public health education
programs for the Public Health Department; and performs related
duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Incumbents will learn to conduct
public health education classes, and will assist with other program
activities in a specialized area, such as dental disease prevention,
obstetrics, tobacco prevention, car passenger safety, animal
regulation, and AIDS services.
Health Education Associate is distinguished from Health Education
Associate, Senior by the Senior's additional responsibility for
assisting a health professional with program administrative
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Plans and conducts health orientation and
education classes and demonstrations; develops educational
materials, including posters, exhibits, pamphlets, news releases,
radio and TV scripts; administers tests and reviews results to
determine effectiveness of educational programs and materials
presented; consults with staff and contacts members of community
organizations, public and private agencies, and professional groups
to elicit cooperation and participation in the development and
implementation of community health programs; assists with conducting
community and staff surveys and researches significant data to
determine health-related needs and appropriate direction to channel
health education efforts; assists with developing health programs;
assists in reviewing State, Federal, and local legislation
potentially affecting the agency.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Equivalent to two years of college including
coursework in health education, sociology, home economics, biology,
psychology, or education; and,
1. one year of experience in community health or a related service;
2. equivalent combination of training, education, and experience
that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.
Additional Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C
Knowledge of: community organizations and resources; group dynamics
and human behavior; community outreach techniques; community health
needs; the control of diseases; the methods of presenting
educational materials; proper English usage and grammar.
Ability to: effectively communicate program information to a wide
range of people; gain support and cooperation from other agencies
and the community; identify health education needs and projects;
conduct and facilitate group presentations; establish and maintain
working relationships with individuals from diverse socio-economic
and ethnic backgrounds.
Supplemental Information: Incumbents will be required to travel
within the County.