Health Educator I
Posting Number: #1550
Position Title: Health Educator I
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Oakland, CA (Remote)
The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.
As one of Public Health Institute’s programs, Health Intervention Projects for Underserved Populations (HIPUP) conducts community-based research/programs for underserved populations (e.g., gender and ethnic minorities) in the field of substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, and trauma prevention and treatment. Through collaboration with targeted communities, HIPUP strives to have a significant impact on health promotion and human rights for underserved communities locally and internationally.
In collaboration with Korean Community Center of the East Bay, the Health Educator will work for the SAMHSA.CSMHS-funded study, Improving the Wellness for Asian Youth 2 (IWAY2). IWAY2 aims to provide trauma-informed treatment and other services [e.g., youth empowerment programs (YEPs)] to reduce psychological symptoms and behavioral problems and promote health and well-being for Asian children in Alameda County, CA.
This position is a full-time position working 100% FTE (40 hours/week).
This position is currently remote and is required to travel to the Alameda County to attend meetings and conduct outreach and project activities a few times a week or more as needed.
Full pay range for this position: $22.47 to $31.31 per hour. The typical hiring range for this position is from $22.47 (minimum) to $26.89 (midpoint) per hour. The starting wage is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, as well as budget availability.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Conduct community/online outreaches targeting Asian communities.
- Build collaborative working relationships with local schools and community-based organizations (CBOs).
- Work closely with Korean Community Center of the East Bay to implement trauma-informed Youth Activity Programs and other project activities.
- Using the motivational interviewing techniques, recruit Asian children and youth into IWAY2 project.
- Conduct intake and follow-up risk assessments.
- Collect and enter assessment and outcome data.
- Refer participants to IWAY2 Counseling Program.
- Manage materials and facility logistics for outreach events and activities.
- Process cash payments to participants.
- Supervise the high school interns.
- Travel to the Alameda County to attend meetings and conduct outreach and project activities a few times a week or more as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- At least 1 year of relevant work experience.
- High school diploma.
- Working experience in the Asian communities.
- Strong knowledge of mental health and health disparity issues in Asian community.
- Some experience in working with children and their families.
- Ability to maintain accurate record keeping.
- Ability to recognize and resolve problems as they occur.
- Good attention to detail, self-motivation, ability to work independently as well as part of a team, and good organizational skills.
- Ability and comfort in engaging in open and nonjudgmental conversations with participants from diverse backgrounds (e.g., ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities) with sensitivity.
- Some experience in peer counseling or case management.
- Good computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel).
- Ability to travel locally and work some outside of regular business hours.
PHI WORKFORCE MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY
Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment for all domestic based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.
New hires need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.
The Public Health Institute is committed to a policy that provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and to make all employment decisions so as to further this principle of equal employment opportunity. To this end, the PHI will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are offered employment and employees are treated during employment without regard to these characteristics.
For further information regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, copy and paste the following URL into your web browser: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf
The Public Health Institute is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Recruitment Team at least 48 hours in advance at Recruitment@phi.org.
To apply for any position, you must create an account on the Public Health Institute’s job application site. After creating your account, you may search the open positions and apply for the specific position that interests you. Please note, mailed and emailed applications will not be accepted.
We’re so pleased the Public Health Institute is an organization you would like to work with. Do you have questions about this opportunity? If so, email our recruitment team at Recruitment@phi.org.