County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health
Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
Monthly Salary: $5,268
Fully Paid Medical/Dental Insurance
Contract through June 30, 2020
The following provides a general description of duties and a more specific description of requirements for the School- Based Health Educator. 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 one of the 50 Student Wellbeing Centers in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), or other school district sites throughout Los Angeles County. The Student Wellbeing Center Program provides education using evidence-based and age-appropriate curricula for high school students. The School-Based Health Educator will be primarily responsible for providing information and education to students through classroom education and in the center on an individual basis. The Educator will also refer students to local substance use, mental health and family planning providers as needed; provide positive youth development/wellness activities; and facilitate a Peer Leadership program.
The duties of the School-Based Health Educator include, but are not limited to:
- Complete orientation and training on delivery of evidence-based curricula;
- Implement a comprehensive, health-focused curriculum at assigned high school(s) to support the wellbeing of students and provide education to minimize adverse health outcomes, including substance use disorders (SUD);
- Develop and sustain a student-led peer health educator training (e.g., SUD, tobacco, sexual health, emotional health) and wellness activities (e.g., classroom educational seminars, school-wide wellness activities, resource distribution, school fairs) to be conducted on campus by students for students;
- Facilitate a year-long Peer Leadership program;
- Provide assistance and/or referrals for youth to obtain sexual health services;
- Provide follow-up and community referrals for additional supportive services, as needed;
- Facilitate workshops/groups with parents, school staff, and youth after school;
- Conduct community outreach and educational activities;
- Develop and maintain supportive professional relationships with school staff;
- Maintain case files and all necessary documentation in a neat, clear, and concise manner;
- Assist with collecting, analyzing, and reporting data on delivered services, which includes administration of pre- and post-surveys to students;
- Prepare weekly and monthly reports about services, provided on a timely basis; and
- Any and all other tasks necessary for the successful operation of the program.
- Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in the areas of Public Health, Public Administration, Education, Social Sciences, Social Work, Humanities, Psychology, Kinesiology, Arts, or related fields;
- Demonstrated ability to build trust and rapport with young people of diverse ethnic and cultural communities;
- Ability to facilitate discussion/teach class to youth in various settings;
- Ability to discuss topics of substance use and experimentation, reproductive health, anatomy, contraceptive methods, STIs and HIV/AIDS;
- Outstanding organizational, critical thinking and writing skills;
- Proven ability to serve as a dynamic team leader;
- Enthusiasm, creativity, initiative and the ability adapt quickly to change;
- Knowledge of word processing software, spreadsheet software, internet software;
- Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and/or weekends; and
- Must obtain Department of Justice fingerprint clearance.
- Experience implementing and conducting evidence-based behavioral health programs.