Community Health Worker (Health Educator) | Human Services


Date: 1 week ago
City: Paterson, NJ
Salary: $46,500 - $46,500 / year
Contract type: Full time

  • Type:Full Time

  • Salary/Pay Rate:$46,500

  • Posted Date:12/20/2022

Job Description

Under direction of the Director of Community Outreach and Family Services or other supervisory official, the Passaic County Community Health Worker will have significant responsibility for educating the community on nutrition and wellness, and about the services and resources available in the community. Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to:

  • Develops a health education program to address community health needs including wellness and nutrition.

  • Identifies target populations and assesses nutrition education needs based on information from the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, community health organizations, and other relevant health related data.

  • Involves local community leaders in the planning, implementation, and maintenance of health education services and programs; collaborates with other agencies, and consults with subject matter specialists in the planning, implementation, and maintenance process.

  • Applies appropriate evidenced based health education interventions to provide for the effective implementation of health education programs.

  • Provides consultation and training to agency staff in the application of nutrition education techniques.

  • Evaluates health education objectives.

  • Provides guidance to the Department of Human Services to plan, organize, and develop a program of nutrition education for the community.

  • Flexibility in schedule is required. Occasional evenings and weekends are required.

  • Other related duties as required by the department.


Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Health Education, Community Education, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work or related field, CPS certification preferred.

  • Two (2) years of experience assessing community health education needs and, in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of diversified health education programs in a local health department or state or local health agency.

  • A minimum of three years’ experience working in a program or organization serving individuals with mental health and addictions concerns preferred.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; the ideal candidate will be a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.

  • Strong public speaking skills.

  • Interest in the areas of prevention, wellness, nutrition, social justice, legal advocacy, prisoner reentry.

  • Experience with individuals and groups related to case management, counseling, wellness, prevention.

License: Valid New Jersey Driver’s License required if operating for the duties of the position. Must be able to attend various required county meetings, fairs, and mental health and addiction educational workshops that the successful candidate would provide.

NOTE: A Bachelor's degree in Nursing and a valid certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Community Health Nurse may be substituted for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) requirement specified above.

If you qualify and would like to be considered, submit a letter of interest and your resume (including daytime phone number and email address) to the email address listed below. You must submit your response by the closing date shown above and indicate the job title in the subject line.

E-Mail: [email protected]

Newly hired employees must agree to a thorough background check that may include fingerprinting. As of September 2010, in accordance with N.J.S.A 52:14-7, the “New Jersey First Act,” all new employees must reside in the State of New Jersey, unless exempted under the law. If you do not live in New Jersey, you have one year after you begin employment to relocate your residence to New Jersey or secure an exemption.

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