Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Health Educator – Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Focus

Employment type
Grant funded project through June 30, 2020 (possible extension)
2 months ago
Los Angeles

Monthly Salary: $5,268

Fully Paid Medical/Dental Insurance

The following provides a general description of duties and a more specific description of requirements for the Health Educator – Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Focus.  Please note that the summary of responsibilities and required abilities identified below are not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

The position will be responsible for services delivered at two (2) of the fifty (50) Student Wellbeing Centers at Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Los Angeles Office of Education (LACOE) or other school district sites throughout County of Los Angeles.

The duties of the Health Education – SUD Focus include, but are not limited to:

  • Implement a comprehensive health-focused curriculum at assigned high school to support the well-being of students and provide education to minimize adverse health outcomes, including SUD;

  • Develop and sustain a peer health educator training to be conducted on campus by students for students. The training will equip students to engage with and educate peers on topics such as SUD, tobacco use, sexual health, emotional health, healthy relationships and to carry out wellness activities (e.g., classroom educational seminars, school wide wellness activities, resource distribution, school fairs);

  • Assist with collecting, analyzing, and reporting data on delivered services;

  • Conduct outreach activities to bring awareness to students of the Student Wellbeing Center and its services;

  • Provide support and education to parents of students at the school site;

  • Provide classroom education and curriculum support;  

  • Participate in wellness teams and work to integrate the Student Wellbeing Center into the school programming and culture; and

  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree from a program of study accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health with specialization in Public Health Education, Community Health Education, or equivalent.


Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience implementing and conducting evidence-based behavioral health programs for young people

  • Knowledge of adolescent development and the principles of positive youth development

  • Ability to build trust with young people of diverse backgrounds, all sexual identities and all abilities

  • Computer literate and skilled in the use of Microsoft Windows-based programs, including Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Able to communicate effectively about sensitive issues in English and Spanish, or an alternative second language spoken by students in Los Angeles County schools


To apply

Qualified candidates should email their cover letter and resume to [email protected]  or call the office at (626) 793-0020