Community Health Educator

Position Title: Community Health Educator

Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies

The Community Health Educator plans, coordinators and provides culturally sensitive health promotional programs and activities in all three districts for the Mille Lacs band Public Health Department, with a primary focus on reducing commercial tobacco use and obesity.

High school diploma or GED is required.
Associates degree required
Bachelor’s degree preferred in Health Education, Nutrition, Counseling or related field
1-3 years of experience in teaching, health promotion, and/or community education is required.
Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS), or the ability to complete training in the first year.
Minimum of 6 months experience in smoking cessation education and/or nutrition field required
Non-smoker, must be smoke free for 6 months.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification is required.
Experience coaching adults one-on-one and in group settings required.
Ability to work and effectively communicate sensitive, confidential information with patients, families, public agencies and co-workers.
Strong written, verbal, analytical, organization and interpersonal skills.
Basic computing skills in a Windows environment, including Word, Excel and other software.
Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks.
Experience in and sensitivity to Native American culture.
Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the Band’s auto insurance policy.
Must pass a pre-employment drug & alcohol test and background check.

Facilitates effective health education programs to meet the needs of Band members.
Promotes health through written materials, speaking engagements, radio programs and by participation in other health related programs and workshops.
Develops health education material for use by staff, community and individuals based on a needs assessment done bi-annually.
Provides written and oral reports as required.
Works with a variety of grants, including Tobacco, Bio-Terrorism, Maternal Child Health and Health Disparities.
Assists with grant writing and implementation of grants in various settings, such as’ schools, community and clinic.
Assists with bi-annual Public Health Community Survey to determine Band member needs.
Collaborates, and attends meetings with community members and organizes within the tribe and also county, state and federal agencies as needed.
Maintains an up-to-date listing of various community resources and agency health education materials.
Performs other job related duties as assigned.

• Nature of work is such that incumbent experiences infrequent periods of low to moderate stress while dealing with clients, family members, and others.
• Work is primarily indoors in a climate controlled office or a community setting, with minor work outside.
• Little threat of personal danger or risk.
• Hours are typically 8-5, but possibly with some extra hours, evening or weekend work.
Local travel is required.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Employment Coordinator
43408 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359
Fax # (320) 532-7492
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