CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Health Educators

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Health Educators
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May serve as a resource to assist individuals, other healthcare workers, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs. Document activities and record information, such as the numbers of applications completed, presentations conducted, and persons assisted.
 
Develop and present health education and promotion programs, such as training workshops, conferences, and school or community presentations.
 
Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with agencies and organizations interested in public health care.
 
Prepare and distribute health education materials, including reports, bulletins, and visual aids such as films, videotapes, photographs, and posters.
 
Develop operational plans and policies necessary to achieve health education objectives and services.
 
Collaborate with health specialists and civic groups to determine community health needs and the availability of services and to develop goals for meeting needs.
 
Maintain databases, mailing lists, telephone networks, and other information to facilitate the functioning of health education programs.
 
Supervise professional and technical staff in implementing health programs, objectives, and goals.
 
Design and conduct evaluations and diagnostic studies to assess the quality and performance of health education programs.
 
Provide program information to the public by preparing and presenting press releases, conducting media campaigns, or maintaining program-related web sites.
 
Develop, prepare, and coordinate grant applications and grant-related activities to obtain funding for health education programs and related work.
 
Provide guidance to agencies and organizations on assessment of health education needs and on development and delivery of health education programs.
 
Develop and maintain health education libraries to provide resources for staff and community agencies.
 
Develop, conduct, or coordinate health needs assessments and other public health surveys.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Health Educators
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
Sociology and Anthropology Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Therapy and Counseling Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
 
Sales and Marketing Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
 
Philosophy and Theology Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Health Educators
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Health Educators
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Health Educators
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software Graphics or photo imaging software
 
Blogs Web page creation and editing software
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC WONDER Data base user interface and query software
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epi Info Analytical or scientific software
 
Facebook Web page creation and editing software
 
Microsoft Access Data base user interface and query software
 
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
 
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
 
Microsoft Outlook Electronic mail software
 
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation software
 
Microsoft Publisher Desktop publishing software
 
Microsoft Word Word processing software
 
Web browser software Internet browser software
 
Wikis Web page creation and editing software
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Digital video disk DVD players Digital video disk players or recorders
 
Laptop computers Notebook computers
 
Liquid crystal display LCD projectors Liquid crystal display projector
 
Overhead display projectors Overhead projectors
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Personal digital assistants PDA Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
 
Photocopying equipment Photocopiers
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Health Educators
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
Required Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
 
Required Level of Education Master's Degree
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Health Educators
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Coordinator (ACLS Coordinator)
Area Coordinator
Basic Life Support / Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Program Coordinator (BLS / CPR Program Coordinator)
Certified Diabetes Educator
Certified Health Education Specialist
Child Development Specialist
Child Health Associate
Clinical Instructor
Clinical Nurse Educator
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Community Educator
Community Health Consultant
Community Health Education Coordinator
Community Health Educator
Community Health Planning Director
Community Health Worker (CHW)
Diabetes Educator
Education Coordinator
Family Services Consultant
Health Education Specialist
Health Educator
Health Promotion Specialist
Healthcare Educator
Nurse Educator
Public Health Advisor
Public Health Analyst
Public Health Educator
Public Health Instructor
Public Health Representative
Public Health Specialist
Public Health Technologist
Staff Development Assistant
Tobacco Prevention Health Educator
Trainer
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Health Educators
 
 
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