Health Educator

Nov 09 2018
Waimanalo Health Center |Waimanalo|Full Time
Category: Healthcare
Job Description

We are a community health center located in majestic Waimanalo, where our mission is to provide the highest level of primary and preventative health care services, with special attention to the needs of Native Hawaiians and the medically underserved, and improving the health and wellness of individuals and their `ohana (family) regardless of their ability to pay. We are committed to improving the quality of life for the people of Hawaii.

 

Our Values

 

Mālama (stewardship)- We listen to people with our full attention, seeking to know them and understand their healthcare and wellness needs and aspirations for themselves, their family and the Waimānalo community. We will respond, to the best of our abilities, as caring, compassionate, engaged and professional partners in healthcare.

 

`Ohana (family)- We believe that wellness embraces the whole family and we welcome their participation in the healthcare of their loved ones. Our belief extends to the Waimānalo community-at-large where we build the foundation of good health and wellness for everyone, and we seek collaborative partners who share our values and vision.

 

 Pono(r​ightness and balance) - We know that quality healthcare starts with people’s trust in our services and the excellence of our care for them and the resources entrusted to us to meet their needs. We are committed to maintaining their trust by treating people with respect and confidentiality, and by being open about our organizational practices and results, seeking to continuously improve our work.

 

We are seeking a dedicated, talented and team-oriented Health Educator to join our `ohana (family) and support our mission and values.

 

SUMMARY:

 

The Health Educator is responsible for providing and managing health education activities to youth/young adults enrolled with KIKM, their families, and the neighborhoods they reside in to promote wellness and healthy lifestyles. The Health Educator will use appropriate strategies and methods to facilitate health promotion and disease prevention. In addition, this position will serve as a resource in identifying the health educational needs of youth/young adults and their families.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in health education or health promotion from an accredited institution.
  • Master’s degree in health education from an accredited institution preferred.
  • Certificate of Health Education Specialist (CHES) preferred but not required.
  • Two years or more experience in health education.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills; ability to resolve problems and prepare written reports in a professional manner.
  • Must maintain a professional appearance and maintain willingness to serve the public.
  • Must have the ability to work with diverse cultures.
  • Must adhere to policies and procedures.
  • Ability to use MS office and other standard office equipment.
  • Able to be flexible, cope with stressful situations in a calm and deliberate manner.
  • Self-motivated and requires minimal supervision.

 

BENEFITS

 

  • Health Benefits (Medical, Dental Drug, Vision) – Employee coverage paid by WHC
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) Max. Accrual 120 hours - 1 to 3 years
  • 3 to 8 years – Max. Accrual = 160 hours
  • 8 + years – Max. Accrual = 200 hours
  • Paid Holidays – 10 Full days and 2 Half Days
  • Paid Wellness Hours
  • Wellness Bucks - $200 annually
  • Employee Retirement Savings Pan 403(b) – Employer match 50% of employee contribution up to a maximum of 3% of employee wages
  • Free Parking
  • Discounted Medical and Dental services provided by WHC
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Group-term Life Insurance & AD&D Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Pre-tax Commute Plan
  • Longevity Benefit – After 10 or more years of service
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • and more.....