Asthma Health Educator - (Part-Time - 25 hours/week)
Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Type: Part Time
Salary: $29,432.00 Annually
4 Year Degree
Connect passion with purpose. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to the health of the population of Georgia as our work impacts past, present and future generations.
Make your mark in public service. As an accredited public health department, we're seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position ofAsthma Health Educator(Part-Time - 25 hours/week) within the Division of Health Protection, Chronic Disease Prevention Section.
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This is a grant-funded position.
The Asthma Health Educator will work in the school & community setting in and around Macon, Georgia to provide Asthma Self-Management Education (AS-ME) to children with asthma. The Asthma Health Educator will utilize evidence-based curricula, such as Kickin’ Asthma™ and Open Airways for Schools™, to teach participants about asthma basics, triggers, trigger control, medication, and self-management. The Asthma Health Educator will also ensure participants receive informational and educational materials and referrals to community resources, including smoking cessation information.
Programmatic Reporting to the Asthma Team Lead, the Asthma Health Educator will:
Participate in curriculum training, asthma training, and any additional training deemed necessary by DPH
Implement asthma self-management education curricula Kickin’ Asthma™ and Open Airways for Schools™ in schools and community settings
Collaborate with schools and community settings to collect performance measures prior to, during, and upon completion of implementation
Collaborate with staff from school and community settings on an as needed basis to ensure program goals and deliverables are being met
Provide resources and references to parents/caregivers of children with asthma to achieve better asthma self-management
The Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourage all employees to engage in regular wellness activities and to make lifestyle choices that promote health and well-being.
The use of wellness breaks during the workday is authorized to support this philosophy and assist employees in meeting their wellness goals. A maximum of 30 minutes in a given workday may be used to engage in wellness activities, generally in the form of two 15-minute breaks or one 30-minute break.
Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Board rules regarding salary.
DPH accepts educational credentials recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE). DPH will contact educational institutions to verify degree, diploma, licensure, etc.
The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check.
As an employee of DPH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.
If you require ac...commodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to: DPH-HR@dph.ga.gov.
DPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer