Community Health Educator
Job Number: REQ_0000014010
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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) is seeking a Community Health Educator (CHE) for Individual Health Education to provide individual services for students with alcohol or marijuana policy/law violations or alcohol overdoses.
Penn State and HPW are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, and support the educational and institutional benefits of diversity. Penn State Health Promotion and Wellness is committed to the development of a safe and inclusive environment that fosters academic, social, cultural and personal well-being.
The Community Health Educator reports directly to the Assistant Director of the BASICS and Marijuana Intervention Programs. Primary responsibilities include providing brief screening, individual assessment, intervention and referral. Additional responsibilities include conducting educational programming for student groups about substance use and overall wellness. Student groups may include fraternities, sororities and academic classes. The individual is expected to be involved with the implementation of health promotion initiatives. The CHE is responsible for establishing and maintaining high standards for education and prevention practice within parameters set by relevant professional groups, state and federal agencies and accreditation bodies.
Typical Education and Experience Requirements:
Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Additional Preferred Education, Experience, or Certifications:
Knowledge of and experience with the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) program and motivational interviewing is preferred.
Additional Required Competencies:
A commitment to working with diverse populations is essential. Outstanding interpersonal communication and dynamic leadership abilities are essential.
This is an 83.3% full-time equivalency (FTE) job. The months of June and July are off. Full Penn State benefits included.
The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.