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Health Educator - Substance Use Disorder & Mental Health

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Job Details
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Reno County
Physical Address
206 West First
Hutchinson, KS 67501
Job Description

Job Objectives:
Incumbent serves as front line Health Educator that provides public health education and supports policy, environment and systems changes which positively impacts the health of Reno County residents. Incumbent serves as a public health resource person for the Reno County Health Department, and the Reno County community for programs as assigned. Incumbent will assist in grant writing and grant reporting as directed.

Essential Job Functions:
PLEASE CONTACT RENO COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES FOR A COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION. Provide public relations/communications with other agencies, community partners, and media regarding health promotion information and activities. Perform specific outreach activities and presentations related to public health concerns and health issues of the population served by the Health Department and within the public health workforce at the county and state level. Implement quality improvement processes as needed to identify needs within the structure of the Health Promotion Department and programs developed for the community. Hold various memberships related to public health and health promotion (i.e. KPHA, NCHEC, local health coalitions, etc.). Provide/communicate informed and supported health related information to the public. Implement evidence/research-informed engagement strategies to increase awareness of and support for policies and practices that promote systems, policies and environments changes that enhance health. Assist with grant applications and the development of grant reports to meet funding requirements of designated grants. Attend grant program quarterly meetings as required. Prepare online grant reports as requested by grantor.
Operate all job-related machinery, equipment, tools and other aids as required, necessary, or needed in the performance of these job functions.

This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice.

Reno County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Reno County is an at-will, equal opportunity employer. Reno County provides Family Medical Leave (FMLA) benefits to eligible, covered employees. Reno County considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age (40+), disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status under local, state, or federal law. Reno County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Renee Harris, Reno County Human Resources by phone at (620-694-2988) or by email at Applications must be submitted on You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Reno County prohibits employment of family members when such employment will create a situation where one person is in the direct chain of command and supervises, manages, or will be supervised or managed by another family member. Family members are defined as spouses, biological parents, children and siblings, in-laws, grandparent, grandchildren, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, adoptive parents, children and siblings who share (or have shared) the same household, step-parents, step-children, and step-siblings who share (or have shared) the same household, or individuals with whom an employee has a close personal relationship such as domestic partners, cohabitants, and significant others. Employees are expected to disclose relationships covered by this policy whenever they come into existence.

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