Somerset Public Health – Community Health Educator’s Needed

Somerset Public Health – Community Health Educator – Let’s Go! Program: 32 hour, grant-funded position with benefits - Somerset Public Health, is seeking qualified individual to provide leadership to our Let’s Go! Somerset obesity prevention program. Successful candidate must have the ability to work within a team and individually to collaborate with schools, child care facilities, after school programs, health care facilities, work sites, and communities to improve physical activity and nutrition policies and environments. Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in community health, health education, public health or other related field. Master’s in Public Health and/or Community Health Education Specialist preferred. Must demonstrate experience and proficiency in working convening and facilitating groups to effect policy and environmental changes for population health improvement

Somerset Public Health – Community Health Educator – Tobacco, 32 hour, grant-funded position with benefits Somerset Public Health, is seeking qualified individual to provide leadership for our tobacco prevention education and policy and environmental change activities outlined in our State Tobacco Prevention Services plan. The Educator will work with schools; youth-serving agencies; subsidized housing; career, technical schools, and colleges; lodging; and behavioral health agencies to establish and implement smoke-free and tobacco-free policies. This position will work with local municipals to increase the number of municipal ordinances addressing tobacco issues. The Educator will conduct outreach to agencies that provide service to at-risk populations who currently smoke (i.e., pregnant women) to provide education and cessation referral sources. The position will work with families to adopt smoke-free home pledges. Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in community health, health education, public health or other related field. Master’s in Public Health and/or Community Health Education Specialist preferred. Must demonstrate experience and proficiency in working convening and facilitating groups to effect policy and environmental changes for population health improvement.

To apply download an employment application at http://www.rfgh.net/ and send it with a cover letter and resume to Lisa Landry, Director of Human Resources, Redington-Fairview General Hospital, P.O. Box 468, Skowhegan, Maine 04976. For more information call Matt L’Italien, SPH Assistant Project Director at 207-858-8451