Family Planning Health Educator
Our Family Planning Health Educators are responsible for a wide range of community-based educational activities relating to sexual and reproductive health issues.
Conducts one-on-one clinical sessions on sexual and reproductive health topics including contraceptive methods, family planning, pregnancy, HIV, STIs, and relationships.
Facilitates reproductive health curriculum at schools, community based organizations, and other venues throughout the Flathead Valley.
Works collaboratively with health center clinical and administrative staff to ensure quality of patient care in sexual and reproductive services.
Document educational efforts and maintain records of all activities and completes monthly reports.
Supervision Exercised: This is a non-supervisory position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of principles and objectives of health education, care management and motivational interviewing at both a community and individual level. Knowledge of medical terminology. Knowledge of effective communication techniques. Knowledge of the operation of personal computers with word processing, spreadsheet, or database applications.
Working knowledge of client confidentiality, and the ethical and legal requirements of the profession. This will include the HIPAA, HIPAA Privacy Rule and HITECH. Skills associated with medical case management. Skills communicating effectively in writing and verbally. Ability to adhere to HIPAA principals. Ability to use appropriate tracking tools generally used in a healthcare/public health setting to include data collection and analysis. Ability to design, implement and evaluate community outreach and educational programs. Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license with a safe driving record. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during the course of work; including co-workers, supervisors, other professionals and the public, especially when dealing with sensitive matters.
Education and Experience:Requires a Bachelor's of art or science degree in an applicable course of study and one year of experience in providing community health outreach, education, or program development; or any combination of training and experience which indicates possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed.
Wages progression:Starting wage:$19.58 per hour -1 year step $20.56 per hour -2 year step $20.89 per hour -3 year step $21.22 per hour.
Please go to the following link to apply online: https://flathead.mt.gov/human_resources/apply/