• Health Advocate

    Job Locations US-NM-Jemez Pueblo
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    2018-1281
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Community & Social Service
  • Overview

    As a member of the Public Health Program, the Health Advocate plans, develops, coordinates and implements nutrition education and fitness programs for the Jemez Community; coordinates activities with colleagues and medical staff; serves as a Lifestyle Coach for the fitness programs.

    Responsibilities

    • The Health Advocate provides and manages health education programs to help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles.
    • Serves as a community liaison/committee member actively participating in planning, implementation and evaluation of community meetings, health fairs, conferences, and special events.
    • Works with schools to plan, implement a comprehensive school health education focusing on nutrition and physical education.
    • Educates clients on the importance of exercise and nutrition to help adopt a healthy lifestyle as part of the fitness program.
    • Assesses individuals before they begin a fitness program in regard to height, weight, body mass index, body fat analysis, and waist measurements; collaborates with the team to monitor and assess clients for healthy lifestyle changes.
    • Documents all visits with clients on a PCC form using the SOAP format and submitting the PCCs to the medical coding clerk.
    • Prepares monthly reports to submit to the manager at the beginning of each month; ensures that reports contain pertinent information such as clientele, monthly staff meetings, fun run/walks, etc.
    • Develops and prepares audiovisual and printed materials that are culturally sensitive, relevant, and appropriate; creates media messages through internet, flyers, digital storytelling format, and class education on nutrition, physical activity, and healthy lifestyle classes; creates monthly wellness calendars for employees.
    • Participates in educational classes, professional seminars, health education conferences; facilitates and hosts health education workshops, digital storytelling workshops, and PAK trainings; collaborate with tribal programs and other outside agencies (local, county, state, federal, and private agencies)
    • Contributes to the overall quality of the unit’s service provision by developing and coordinating work teams and by reviewing, recommending and implementing improved policies and procedures.
    • Represents the Pueblo with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.

    Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

     

    Education and Experience:  High School diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED); AND formal coursework in community health, health education or a related field; AND two (2) years of experience in developing and providing community health, health education, and/or nutrition programming.

     

    Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:

    •  Valid New Mexico Driver’s License.

    • CPR & First Aid certification within six (6) months of date of employment.

     

    Knowledge of:

    • Towa language.
    • Principles and practices of health, nutrition and fitness programs. 
    • Computer applications related to assigned duties and activities. 
    • Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone. 
    • Records management principles and practices. 
       

    Skill in:

    • Complying with applicable laws, codes and regulations. 
    • Providing customer services in the most cost effective and efficient manner. 
    • Organizing, planning, coordinating, implementing, prioritizing, and innovating projects for health & wellness education in the schools and community-wide. 
    • Using digital media, photography, and video editing. 
    • Creating media messages through internet, flyers, digital media format, class education.
      Using software applications related to assigned functions. 
    • Using tact, discretion and prudence in dealing with customers.
      Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines. 
    • Organizing, prioritizing and coordinating work activities, coordinating multiple activities and meeting critical deadlines.
      Communicate effectively in oral and written forms. 
    • Provide training and speak before groups.
       

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