Health Educator II
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The BABY & ME – Tobacco Free Program is an evidence based, smoking cessation program created to reduce the burden of tobacco on societies by addressing the high prevalence of tobacco use among young women during pregnancy, providing counseling support and resources in hopes that they will quit smoking and maintain smoking cessation throughout the postpartum period and beyond. This is done by a team of Health Educators who implement the program (recruit, enroll and manage participants in the program) through case management and one-on-one counseling sessions.
1. Implements the BAM program in Greenville and Laurens counties, to include coordination with Regional/health department staff, maintenance of office space and equipment for adherence to program protocols, program promotion, enrollment of participants, appropriate documentation and tracking of required participant forms and submission of forms via secure transfer to the BAM Program Coordinator to support accurate entry into online systems. Must have a valid driver's license and/or reliable transportation, in the event a state automobile is not available.
2. Conducts one-on-one sessions with participants in the BAM program in Greenville and Laurens counties based on adopted program curriculum, protocols and HIPAA requirements. Adheres to all agency policies and procedures; supports the implementation of the DHEC Strategic Plan; Coordinates with other BAM, Tobacco Division, and BAM national program staff; healthcare providers, and community groups, coalitions and organizations to successfully maximize learning opportunities, program referrals, reach, and effectiveness.
3. Receives and maintains training as a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist. Conducts one-on-one and/or group tobacco cessation counseling sessions to support effective quit attempts among targeted populations.
4. Receives and maintains training as a Child Passenger Safety Technician. Conducts child safety seat inspections and/or installations in assigned counties; partners with community officials and groups to establish fitting stations in locations other than the health department.
MINIMUM AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
State Minimum Requirements: A bachelor's degree in health education, health promotion or a closely related field such as psychology, biology, sociology, education or physical education and health education experience.
Institutions of Higher Learning must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Agency Additional Requirements: Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application may upload an unofficial copy of the transcript as an attachment to the application. Please note that the agency will require an official, certified copy of the transcript or diploma prior to hiring.
A master's degree in program administration, health education, health promotion or a closely related field such as psychology, biology, sociology, education or physical education. Experience in providing health education to clients and/or patients.