Community Health Education Specialist - Safe Kids

Jul 09, 2021
Aug 13, 2021
Full Time
The Community Health Educator will work on a multitude of risk areas within the Safe Kids DC program. This position will primarily focus on unintentional injury prevention education and outreach initiatives including but not limited to conducting learning partnership presentations (including virtual) with children, parents/guardians, service providers and community-based organizations in target populations throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. This position will also have partial responsibility to support coalition activities related to the Safe Kids DC program's community based injury prevention efforts. As a member of the Safe Kids DC program, the employee will act as a resource to CNMC departments and centers of excellence to cultivate relationships and services in the community, and will increase the visibility and participation of the Safe Kids DC program in the Washington, DC metropolitan community-at-large.


Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Equivalent experience in education, public health or advocacy role (Required)

Certified Health Education Specialist -CHES certification (Required)

Experience developing, moderating and conducting online education is strongly preferred.

Minimum Work Experience
2 years

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Related and progressive experience (Required)

Functional Accountabilities

Community-Based Activities
1. Develop and coordinate standard presentation package to use for in-person or virtual community-based learning partnerships and community education outreach to promote injury prevention.
2. Initiate grassroots outreach strategies to promote the injury prevention and the Safe Kids DC Program.
3. Collaborate with health specialists and civic groups to determine community health needs and the availability of services, and to develop goals for meeting needs.
4. Develop and maintain health education libraries to provide resources for staff and community agencies.
5. Provide data and maintain tracking system for report of education and outreach interventions and lives touched; communicate barriers, challenges and any other issues that affect the target population.
6. Maintain databases, mailing lists, telephone networks, event calendars and other information to facilitate the functioning of health education programs.
7. Provide assistance in coordination of special events and other outreach activities.

Administrative Support
1. Answer incoming calls/emails and field inquiries related to the dissemination of injury prevention resources, event scheduling, etc.
2. Prepare data collection for statistical reporting purposes.
3. Ensure accuracy of data, work and information.

External Collaboration
1. Advocate the needs, concerns and recommendations of CNMC through participation and representation (in-person or virtual) of the institution's interests at community meetings and functions.
2. Assist in the Safe Kids DC program functions of CNMC community partnerships and other programs (in-person or virtual).
3. Develop and maintain relationships in the community with individuals and organizations (in-person or virtual) that provide services to targeted populations.
4. Coordinate meetings (in-person or virtual) as assigned with key individuals and organizations to promote The Safe Kids DC program.

Strategic Assistance
1. Provide input and recommendations about the effectiveness of injury prevention activities.

Internal Communication and Collaboration
1. Serve as a resource for internal groups and staff to facilitate and coordinate their injury prevention efforts.
2. Prepare correspondence, memoranda, reports and position papers as needed and provide support for departmental activities, such as receptions, seminars, conferences, etc.
3. Coordinate meetings as assigned with key individuals and organizations to promote injury prevention.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication 1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving 1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility 1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety 1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Childrens National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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