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Health Educator, Full Time

Location: MNAW & CAIR
Supervisor: Public Health Nursing Coordinator
Closing Date: December 20, 2017

General Summary:

The Health Educator position has responsibility to plan, implement, and/or expand health education services to American Indian people living in the Fond du Lac Service Area.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provides health education, health promotional and disease prevention programs for Indian people living in Duluth and on the Fond du Lac Reservation. This will be done on an individual basis or by group presentations.
  • Coordinates and manages health education related grants, with responsibility for all program data collection, reports, budget preparation and attainment of goals and objectives.
  • Collaborates with other health and social services disciplines to provide health education services.
  • Educate individuals to assume responsibility for maintaining personal health. Identify needs, plans, and execute an educational program, serve as an outreach person to other Indian and non-Indian organizations to elicit their participation in the improvement of Indian community health.
  • Assess individual and community needs for health education. Use knowledge of these needs to plan multi-disciplinary health education activities.
  • Plan effective health education programs with consistent, appropriate, and measurable program objectives.
  • Act as a resource person for Human Services Division staff for health education information, best practices and latest research.
  • Assist with the evaluation of health education programs, as described in job related grant contracts.
  • Evaluate the health education program and its objectives on a regular basis to determine program effectiveness.
  • Displays a responsive and professional manner in promptly responding to all requests, complaints, and problems.
  • Recognizes that each employee is a representative of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and is responsible for demonstrating courtesy, respect, and sensitivity to the needs of all others, including visitors and co-workers.
  • Represents the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the department in a positive and professional manner in the community.
  • Required to maintain proper attendance including reporting to work on time in accordance with applicable policies.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • Due to changes and modifications in the job from time to time, employees are required to be flexible and assume other responsibilities assigned by management as deemed necessary.

Physical Requirements:

  • Normal physical requirements.

Position Qualifications:

  • A minimum of an Associate Arts degree in Human Services is required; a Baccalaureate degree in Community Health Education or Public Health Nursing is preferred. Related Baccalaureate degree with public health experience will be considered.
  • Two years public health related experience in Community Health or other chronic health disease education is desirable.
  • Knowledge of American Indian health problems, cultural patterns, attitudes, and practices is desired.
  • Certification of Smoking Cessation Counseling skills and one-year experience in leading a Tobacco Awareness and Smoking Cessation Program is required.
  • Class D Driver’s License is required and must be insurable under Fond du Lac’s insurance requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to present ideas accurately, effectively, and concisely, both orally and in writing is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, and implement a community health education programs is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, speak, demonstrate, and hold discussions effectively in front of and with various groups is required.
  • Skills in communications and alternative methods of teaching with general public, elders, youth, co-workers, and professional health and social service personnel are required.
  • Knowledge of effective methods and techniques of disseminating health education information to the community is required.
  • Must be smoke free.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with community organizations and a team of health providers in the development and implementation of health program is required.
  • Knowledge of available resource in health and social services is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify strategies for effective community worksite collaboration in health education and promotion program is required.
  • Appreciation of traditional health methods is desired.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing is required.
  • Ability to work independently and establish priorities is required.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is required.
  • Ability to establish professional and harmonious working relationships on all projects and with all parties involved.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Fond du Lac Reservation’s Personnel Policies.
  • Subject to pre-employment and annual background checks.
  • Some travel is required.



APPLY TO: Fond du Lac Human Resources
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720