Conducts specialized health education classes using moderately difficult or varied curriculum designed for the improvement of health of Kaiser members and non-members. May serve as content and resource expert in the development of class curriculum.
- Teaches and models self-management skills, concepts, resources and tools related to health, lifestyle change and behavior modification to class participants.
- Assists participants in developing specific behavioral goals.
- Provides individual instruction and counseling as needed.
- Assesses needs of class participants and modifies class content to meet those needs.
- Applies evidence-based education techniques in teaching methods.
- Sustains a high level of expertise and assures cutting edge knowledge in specific topic area.
- May coordinate health information projects such as program catalogs, newsletter, informational displays, community health events, etc.May support staff education training related to specific content area.
- May consult with physicians and staff regarding related health education services.
- May be called on to review, develop or recommend high quality, culturally appropriate, written and audio-visual health education materials to better meet class needs.
- Arranges and coordinates room set-up, availability of materials and audio/visual equipment.
- Maintains records of training activities including attendance rosters, homework assignments, class evaluations and timesheets or phone TIME system.
- Administers and collects class evaluation forms and class fees.
- Conducts follow-up phones calls to participants including those who missed sessions to determine reason for absence, monitor progress of participants and answer related questions.
- Completes required continuous training and education such as those related to workplace safety, legal and regulatory compliance, accreditation and licenser requirements and department specific requirements.
- Maintains and promotes knowledge and utilization of resources related to health, lifestyle change and behavior modification offered by Kaiser Permanente and through the community.
- Minimum four (4) years of experience teaching classes or conducting training programs.
- Bachelor's degree.
- License, Certification, Registration
- Licensed or professional credentials or certification as appropriate for the course instruction.
- Additional Requirements:
- Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to function independently and exercise professional judgment.
- Demonstrate skills in teaching techniques and presentation.
- Demonstrate ability to lead and facilitate diverse groups of people with understanding of group dynamics.
- Demonstrate knowledge of adult learning theory and group process.
- Current knowledge of health concepts, preventive health care and behavior change.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
- Preferred Qualifications:
- Master's degree in public health administration OR six (6) years of experience in a directly related field preferred.
- Master-s level or above in clinical psychology, social work, psychiatric/mental health nursing or a related field with one to two years clinical experience in counseling and group facilitation.
- Knowledge of Adult Learning Theory, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy concepts and skills.
- Experience teaching relaxation/stress reduction techniques, communication skills, self-care and goal setting recommended.