Health Educator – Madison

Date Posted: Thursday, February 1,2024
Full Time

Pay Grade: H
Job code: HCP030

Who we are. We protect lives. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to preventing disease, injury, and disability; promoting health and well-being; and preparing the State of Georgia for responding to disasters.

What we offer. As a member of the Georgia Department of Public Health team, you will join a passionate group of individuals who are dedicated to making an impact.  No matter your role, you will individually contribute to protecting the lives of all Georgians while receiving a wide range of benefits, so you can:

  • Make a Professional Impact – Build your career where it matters and protect lives in the community where you live, work, and play
  • Enjoy Workplace Flexibility – Experience flexibility in how you work so you can be your best self for you and Georgia Residents
  • Work with a Dynamic and Diverse Team– Collaborative and inclusive way of working where employees share ideas and leverage collective strengths
  • Achieve Career Longevity – Countless opportunities for continuous learning/development that support a long-term career
  • Take Part in a Hands-on Working Culture – Unique culture of active engagement and problem-solving, no matter your role
  • Feel Pride in Where you Work – Be part of making an impact in public health alongside dedicated people just like you

Currently, the Madison County Health Department is seeking a Health Educator for the Danielsville clinic. The ideal candidate will promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health by assisting individuals and communities adopt healthy behaviors.   Identify community needs in the field of adolescent health, especially as it relates to teen pregnancy prevention and comprehensive sex education.  Plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments.

As a Health Educator within the Madison County Health Department at the Georgia Department of Public Healthyou will join a dedicated group of public health professionals that help support the overall mission and vision of protecting lives of Georgian residents in a variety of ways.

Job Responsibilities

You will support the Department by utilizing your expertise to fulfill the following responsibilities:

  • Specific duties include classroom education, one-on-one health education, clinical intake, promotion of awareness events, and hosting parent education sessions.
  • Must be willing to work both independently as well as part of an Adolescent Health Team.
  • Collaboration with clinical staff, schools, and community groups is required.
  • Participates in site visits, community meetings, technical assistance and conference calls, required trainings, and regional and annual state-wide meetings.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with other agencies and organizations in the community to meet community needs and prevent duplication of services.
  • Organizes community stakeholders and resources to identify proactive and effective solutions.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in public health education from an accredited college or university
Bachelor’s degree in education, social, behavioral or biological sciences or a directly related field from an accredited college or university.

Annual salary $40,500 plus generous benefits include 13 paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement plans.

No phone calls or applications are accepted ONLINE ONLY through the link posted.