PS Health Educator
Salt Lake City, UT
Job posting number: #7181687
Posted: September 22, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionJob Summary
The Center for Campus Wellness (CCW) is a confidential and comprehensive wellness office that provides wellness education, trainings and workshops; victim-survivor advocacy services and support; safer sex services for students; collegiate recovery program, and student involvement opportunities.
CCW seeks a Health Educator to join our team who will focus on leading and supporting wellness initiatives, education, and programming for a growing campus community. The selected candidate will be required to complete the Confidential Communicators 40-hour training within the first 4 months of hire. This position will report directly to the CCW Associate Director of Prevention Education.
This position is a part of the CCW’s Prevention and Education program team which is committed to taking a comprehensive and holistic approach to wellness promotion at the University of Utah. This team actively addresses collegiate wellness topics including but not limited to relationship and sexual violence, sexual wellness, mental wellness, alcohol and drug harm reduction, and more, using a primary and secondary prevention focus.
Applicants should be proficient in health education and promotion principles, best practices, and behavior change frameworks; have experience working with collegiate wellness initiatives; have experience with conducting needs assessments and other data collection strategies; and committed to a harm-reduction, values-neutral, social justice approach to wellness education and promotion. Applicants should be committed to working with a diverse campus community whose experiences, backgrounds and perspectives may be different from their own.
As a larger CCW team, we prioritize our team’s well-being and actively support each other in professional development efforts, engaging in self-care practices, and creating a positive and supportive team atmosphere that fosters growth, equity, inclusivity, and diversity. We operate with a hybrid work schedule which includes the possibility of 1-2 days for remote work pending job duties and approval from the direct supervisor. At various times of the year, remote working days may not be approved if on-campus priorities and programs require in-person attendance.
Mission of the Center for Campus Wellness
We support student well-being and success through holistic and inclusive programs that center wellness, safety, and healing.
About Student Affairs
CCW is an office located within the Student Affairs division. Student Affairs is comprised of over 20 departments and is focused on supporting student well-being and success with the ultimate goal of assisting students in discovering their passion, people, and purpose. To that end, we aim to foster an environment that encourages employees to embrace innovative service delivery methods to best meet the needs of our students. As a result, students have the opportunity to participate in the creation of campus culture, collaboratively working alongside professional staff, student leaders, and academic partners.
Student Affairs is committed to the grounding of our programs, procedures, and policies in the tenets of anti-racism and inclusion. We recognize the continued importance of education and accountability that promote equity and social justice. Our expectation is that all employees are engaged in this work to create a welcoming environment that supports the success of both students and staff and ensures they have the opportunity to be fully incorporated into university life.
A generous benefits package is included (see here for a full description of the benefits package):
14.2% employer retirement contribution in addition to employee contributions (automatic and immediately vested)
Paid parental leave (in addition to FMLA)
11 paid holidays per year plus vacation accruals each month
Excellent health insurance options that are both affordable and allow access to care through the University of Utah health system
Tuition reduction for employees and family members
Options for short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and HSA/FSA savings plans are available
Free public transportation pass (see here for more information)
Plan and implement comprehensive wellness and prevention programming and events
Assess health education needs, trends and program impacts using appropriate assessment tools; including using primary and secondary data sources.
Update, plan, and implement new and existing wellness trainings for all students (undergraduate, graduate, transfer, international, etc.) and faculty/staff as needed
Recruit, train, and co-advise Peer Health Education student team (PHE) including their fall training, weekly team meetings, and annual student leadership retreat
Oversee student PHE planning team for campus wide awareness campaigns.
Coordinate with our team to run confidential HIV/STI mobile clinics and counseling program.
Assist in CCW outreach and marketing efforts campus-wide
Collaborate with campus and community partners to support campus-wide initiatives and activities that relate to the mission of the Center for Campus Wellness
Serve on campus and community committees and task forces related to student wellness and safety
Participate in mandatory training and continuing education
Understand and comply with confidentiality related policy and procedure (i.e., Utah Confidential Communications Act, FERPA)
Other duties as assigned.
Ability to work independently; demonstrate strong communication (both verbal and written) skills; demonstrate evidence-based and innovative wellness program development, implementation, and assessment skills.
There are two levels in the Health Educator position.
Health Educator I: Candidate must have a BS in health education or related field plus one year of related experience. Ability to demonstrate entry level competence in the 7 Areas of Responsibilities for Health Education or 10 Essential Functions of Public Health.
Health Educator II: Candidate must have a BS in health promotion or related field, and four or more years of health education experience. Must also possess and maintain certification as a CHES, MCHES, or CPH. Ability to demonstrate working-level professional knowledge in the 7 Areas of Responsibilities for Health Education or 10 Essential Functions of Public Health.
This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Experience with collegiate wellness and/or topics of violence prevention, mental wellness, harm reduction, and/or sexual health initiatives for young adults.
Bachelors degree in Health Promotion, Health Education, Community Health, Public Health and/or equivalent work-related experience.
CHES or MCHES certification (or on track to complete this certification)