Health Equity Community Educator
Reports to: Health Equity Programs Manager Status: Hourly Part-Time
The role of the Health Equity Community Educator is to help improve consumption of and access to healthy foods, improve opportunities for physical activities, and improve food security among their peers in high-need populations, especially those who are SNAP recipients or SNAP-eligible that will participate in SJLI’s nutrition education and obesity prevention classes and programs.
Roles & Responsibilities:
- Teaching Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (NEOP) classes and demonstrations at SJLI’s Health Equity Nutrition education and Physical Activity sites and community events and workshops designated by SJLI’s Health Equity Programs Manager.
- Collecting data through pre and post surveys and entering data into database weekly.
- Implementing SJLI’s Food/Beverage Strategy and conducting community outreach.
- Implementing SJLI’s Health Equity projects and programs with community members.
- Supporting SJLI’s urban farms & gardens, which include SJLI volunteer management.
- Attending LAC DPH led media events promoting healthy foods, beverages & physical activities.
- Physical activities including gardening, dancing, walking, and jogging.
- Assist with monthly Community Assessments.
- Participation in staff meetings and relevant work groups.
- Conduct Evaluation Activities.
- Tracking participant participation through sign in sheets.
- Arriving to site locations prepared and on time.
- Outreach to new community residents.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition Sciences, Health Education or similar degree OR have a minimum two (2) years of experience as a health educator in underserved communities.
- Have an interest in promoting healthy behaviors amongst their peers.
- Have a commitment to the goals, guidelines, and principles the Social Justice Learning Institute.
- Be able to work with a cooperative, mature, and nonjudgmental attitude towards sensitive health and wellness topics (must be comfortable discussing these issues openly with peers).
- Must maintain confidentiality.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish - Must be confident teaching and facilitating classes in Spanish, writing in Spanish, and translating materials between English and Spanish.
- Have a valid California Driver’s License.
- Have access to a vehicle.
- Be able obtain live scan clearance.
- Attend team and staff meetings/trainings.
The Health Equity Community Educator position is part-time and will include some weekends. Health Equity Community Educators must facilitate a minimum of:
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- 2 classes per week at one of the designated Health Equity Resource Centers.
- 1 community event per month within the designated census track area.
- Attending all Network-required trainings and Collaborative/CNAP meetings.