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Salt Lake Valley Health Department
September 2010
1 Position

 

Health Educator/Youth Advocate Group Coordinator

 Part Time

Tobacco Prevention and Control Program

The Salt Lake Valley Health Department has an opening for a Health Educator in its tobacco program.  The successful applicant will work to 1) Coordinate the anti-tobacco youth advocacy group Teen Advocates Against Tobacco (TAAT) including marketing, recruiting and attending all youth group activities 2) Plan, implement and evaluate anti-tobacco youth activities within the community 3) Promote youth group success and assist in maintaining youth coalitions.   To effectively meet this objective, the incumbent will be required to work with community members, political leaders, coalitions, schools and student organizations. The applicant will also assist in planning and coordinating health education activities in the Tobacco Prevention program; identify target populations to receive health promotion intervention and health education activities; conduct health education activities with schools, businesses, community, civic and church groups; conduct youth advocacy training, workshops and classes; develop curricula for workshops and youth retreats, seminars and classes for target populations and groups; design and develop educational materials; conduct pre-program and post-program surveys; conduct follow-up evaluations with participants; consult and collaborate with State Health Department, other local health departments and government agencies; provide assistance to other health educators; prepare curriculum, programs, surveys and reports regarding health education activities.

Salary: $12.64 an hour.  This position is part time, 20 hours a week.  Working hours will be flexible and generally between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Youth group monthly meetings are on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with approximately 2-3 other evenings and/or Saturdays per month. This position is based on grant funding.

Minimum Qualifications:  Working toward a bachelor’s degree or graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Health Education, Public Health or closely related field, or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.  Experience with public speaking and previous experience working with youth or youth groups is preferred, but not required.

All interested candidates should ensure cover letter and resume are received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, September 20th, 2010.

Salt Lake Valley Health Department

C/O Kathy Baebler, Tobacco Program Manager

2001 S. State St., S2400

Salt Lake City, UT 84190-2150

Or e-mailed to:

kbaebler@slco.org

Or faxed to:

Kathy Baebler (801) 468-3552