The Office of School Health (OSH) is a joint program of the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene responsible for promoting the health of the 1.3 million school children enrolled in approximately 1,800 public and non-public schools in New York City. Services to students include case management of chronic health problems, preventive health screening, urgent care, medication administration, preventive counseling, reproductive health services, health education referral for care and assurance of ongoing effective treatment. OSH has been the provider of public health services for 100 years.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
The Asthma Health Educator will be expected to provide health education, support and referrals for families of students with asthma and communicate to OSH and community providers on asthma management and social services needs of students and families.
Under the supervision of Asthma Program Consultant Social Worker, the Asthma Health Educators will:
-- Provide direct education to students and families on asthma control measures.
-- Participate in case management meetings with OSH physicians and nurses to consult on student and families enrolled in the program to ensure all needs are being addresses and services coordinated.
-- Provide appropriate referrals for families for social support and pest control.
-- Lead educational sessions for families and school staff as needed.
-- Work closely with school and community-based organization staff on family engagement and school-wide education on asthma.
-- Communicate to gather and share information with external providers and partners to better coordinate care for students.
-- Record all activities in the electronic student health record.
Minimum Qual Requirements:
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and two years of full-time satisfactory experience in: (a) developing public health education programs, including identifying target populations, conducting needs assessments, designing educational materials, planning educational presentations or workshops, and evaluating health education programs; (b) presenting public health education programs; and/or (c) counseling in areas such as communicable diseases, substance abuse, assault, sexual abuse, and/or family planning; or
2. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following areas: public health education, education, public/community health administration, public administration or business administration and one year of full-time satisfactory experience as described in "1" above.
--Experience working with families
--Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID # 241469.