Certified Community Health Education Specialist - Hybrid

Houston, TX

Certified Community Health Education Specialist - Hybrid

Location: Houston, Texas

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Category: Education / Child Care

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240000ZK

UTHealth Houston is hiring a Community Health Education Specialist (CHES) to join their team of professionals. This is a hybrid position. The CHES is based from home but will be required to travel to clinics as needed for classes, meetings, and recruitment. This position is ideal for an applicant looking to grow in the field of public health and health promotion. Applicants will be attracted to opportunities to learn from communities and work with stakeholders to create innovative programming for patients and community members.

Preferred skills are patient/client recruitment, community engagement, program planning and facilitation, and program evaluation. Other skills needed are good communication, working in teams, flexibility, and ability to travel.

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Provides professional level skills in the teaching, counseling, training, and research aspects of health education programs in the community and for the institution.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Contacts or may be contacted by various community agencies and participants for the planning and development of specialized educational programs and builds relationships with new community partners..

  2. Coordinates, promotes, and provides administrative assistance to multi-disciplinary programs which combine institutional interests/developments with community needs.

  3. Prepares, coordinates, organizes, schedules and conducts special events, classes, workshops, and/or training programs for health education topics across multiple locations. May perform these functions remotely.

  4. Provides educational training and research functions pertaining to various aspects of health education programs.

  5. May maintain and organize administrative records and details of contact.

  6. Coordinates and promotes multidisciplinary programs, establishes policies, provides administrative assistance, and coordinates activities with various standing committees in the Health Science Center.

  7. Provides information, referral, and consultation to faculty, staff, students, employees of other universities and organizations, and private individuals on community health education programs.

  8. Assists in the writing, editing, and reviewing of various publications, newsletters, and catalogs.

  9. Maintains and organizes administrative records of participants in the health education programs, workshops, activities, etc. and provides details of contact as needed.

  10. May perform other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

Community Health Education Specialist (CHES) Certification

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, or health related field.

Minimum Experience:

Three years of experience working with community agencies and health related institutions.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visithttp://go.uth.edu/careers!

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.