Under indirect supervision, the Health Educator works closely with the health and community services team to support healthy aging for older adults in the community. The Health Educator provides culturally appropriate education to older individuals that promotes healthy aging, increases health literacy levels, identifies needed care, provides essential resources, and encourages medical self-advocacy. This is a hybrid position, with on-site work in community senior centers across JABAs service areas and virtually through At Home with JABA, a virtual community center. Program objectives include improving older adults’ self-management skills and program engagement through health coaching (including nutrition education), patient advocacy, health monitoring, and chronic disease self-management workshops. The Health Educator will assist in the development of an annual Health and Community program plan, including identifying measures and outcomes for program evaluation.
Certifications: Certified Community Health Worker or able to obtain certification within 1 year of hire. Within 6 months of hire, become certified as a Chronic Disease Self-Management Facilitator. May also be required to seek additional training and certifications as part of employee and program development.
Data Entry/Reporting: On a monthly basis collect, aggregate, and submit program performance data into required applications, departments and agencies. Provide monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and special requests as directed.
Health Education and Coaching: Promote healthy aging by facilitating culturally appropriate health education via in person and virtual group presentations, workshops, and individual health coaching. Health education topics include, but are not limited to nutrition education, health literacy, medication management, self-advocacy, and chronic disease management. Candidate must be knowledgeable in monitoring blood glucose levels, blood pressure, and medication self-management. Responsible for the development of the annual program plan with supervisor to outline program goals.