Health Educator

Updated: 18 days ago
Location: Bryan, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Health Educator

Agency

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Department

Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Bryan, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

What we believe

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .”

Who we are

As one of the fastest-growing academic health centers in the nation, the Texas A&M University Health Science Center encompasses five colleges and numerous centers and institutes working together to improve health through transformative education, innovative research and team-based health care delivery.

What we want

The department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science in the School of Medicine is looking for six (6) new Health Educators to serve supporting the ARPA program. This posting is for all six of these positions. We desire individuals who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring an expert level of education experience in the health field to the position and understand the demands of supporting executives in a fast-paced environment. This person must be professional, enjoy working in a high-volume environment and be able to apply strong organizational skills while being flexible in their daily routine. If this is you, we invite you to apply to become a member of our team.

Job Description Summary: The Health Educator, under general supervision, plans, implements, and evaluates theory and evidence-based health promotion strategies, policies, programs, and services for students. Provides health training for community partners. Performs outreach functions on and off campus. This position is working to accomplish goals set by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).


Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Education, Public Health, Health Promotion, or applicable field, or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Experience:

  • Two years of related experience.

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Knowledge of responsibilities and competencies of health education.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze emerging health promotion needs of adults and college students.
  • Ability to do presentations, workshop trainings, individual behavior change sessions, and small group discussions and facilitations.

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or education.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience working with K-12 students.

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

  • Driver’s license.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Classroom management.
  • Literacy and competency with utilizing technology.
  • Strong organizational skills and flexibility.

Job Responsibilities

Health Education

  • Collaborates with key stakeholders to develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to mental health for students.

  • Develops strategic plans, goals, and measurable objectives for mental health promotion programs and services in support of ARPA or other assigned programs.

  • Develops program content, learning resources, and evaluation tools for specific educational interventions based upon needs assessment results.

  • Prepares and reviews education materials for the assigned project.

  • Maintains collaborative relationships with student leaders, staff, and community partners.

  • Serves as a project resource for timely, current, and relevant health information as it relates to mental health among students.

  • Incorporates multicultural diversity concepts and principles into health promotions.

  • Works with a team of health educators to provide trainings for community partners.

Reporting

  • Maintains training records.

  • Collects training data necessary for project reporting.

  • Collects periodic student health surveys which provide baseline and follow up health data that identifies program needs and priorities.

  • Evaluates the effectiveness of programs and services and tracks trends in student health statuses and behaviors.

Other Duties

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

In accordance with the  federal contractor vaccination mandate , specific facilities at Texas A&M University may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate and will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.


All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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