Community Health Educator - Christmas/Munising Area

Location:Munising, MI
Type:Year-Round - Full Time
Branch:Community Health
Description:Functions as a Health Educator within the Health Program services of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.  Services provided to clients as defined under the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Benefit Policy.  Determines, develops, coordinates, and administers culturally sensitive health promotion-disease prevention health education services for Native American individuals and groups living across the seven county service area.  Responsible for implementing specific Health Education funded grant activities and projects, as defined by the specific goals and objectives.
Duties:Recognizes and is sensitive to the cultural dimension inherent in the practice of health education in Native American communities.

Conducts health education needs assessment and assessment of resources, and utilizes an interdisciplinary health care team approach to determine the appropriate focus for health education services.

Plans, implements, and evaluates health education/health promotion services as defined in the Strategic Health plan and funded grant programs. 

Provides health education consultant services to all members of the health care team.  Maintains basic reference library, educational materials, and audio-visual aids as resources allow.

Develops and/or identifies, assists in purchasing and distributing health education materials to the Tribal Health Clinics and Community Health sites.

Provides health education in-service training for staff, as needed.

Responsible for implementing tobacco cessation, physical activity, stress management, or other specific consultations, classes and/or programs, for youth and adult populations. 

Collaborates with the Community Health Program Director and Health Education Supervisor to secure funding by assisting in the writing, preparing, and managing of grants for program support, enhancement, or expansion.  Is responsible for implementing the health education components of grants, as secured.

Submits, on timely basis, all charting of client services, and written monthly program activity reports to the Health Education Supervisor.


Must posses a minimum of Bachelor of Science degree in Community or School Health Education or Health Promotion.  Other disease prevention degrees considered with minimum of one years experience implementing and evaluating health education and chronic disease prevention programs to include tobacco cessation and prevention, physical activity, and stress management programs for youth and adults.   Current CHES certification preferred but not required.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Office computer programs.  Must have excellent program management, interpersonal, and communication skills.  Must be able to work without direct supervision.  Knowledge and experience in grant writing preferred.  Must have reliable transportation.  Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check.  Must maintain a good moral character standing.  Must have valid drivers license and be insurable by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department.  Must comply with annual driver license review and insurability standards with the Sault Tribe Insurance Department.  Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.  Native American preferred. 

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