Harford County Healthy Happy Homes Program Community Health Educator (CHE)
$44,000 annual starting salary with medical, retirement, and disability benefits
The Community Health Educator will work with the Harford County Health Department and the IMAGE Center of Maryland to help eligible seniors in Harford County age comfortably in their own homes. This program will provide minor to moderate home modifications that promote aging in place, reduce fall risk and decrease housing cost burden.
The CHE will learn about programs offered by the Harford County Health Department and the IMAGE Center in order to refer seniors to services available from these agencies and other programs available in Harford County.
The CHE will assist in developing outreach materials and attend outreach events. The CHE will promote the Healthy Happy Homes program to Harford County seniors and their families, the Office on Aging, Medical Providers, Hospital Case Managers, Rehabilitation Agencies, Home Health Agencies, and Rehab facilities. The CHE will make initial contact with the potential program participants and assist with the referral process. The CHE will also follow up with participants who have received services to complete a satisfaction assessment and the appropriateness of the home modifications. This assessment will be done at monthly intervals following the completion of the modifications.
A knowledge of programs available for seniors, those with low incomes, and those with disabilities in Harford County is preferred.
Candidates should be prepared to demonstrate their writing ability and comfort in speaking to groups.
This position will involve working remotely, home visiting, attending public meetings and outreach events, visiting provider offices, and working at the Health Department office.
This is an exciting opportunity to help people age in place rather than going into a nursing facility.
Minimum Education or General Requirements
Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health Education, Community Health Education, or Health Science.
Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 18 credit hours in Public Health Education, Community Health Education, Health Science, or related behavioral science and one year of experience in planning, developing, implementing, and promoting health education projects for the required education.
Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Educator and Community Health classifications or Health Educator and Community Health specialty codes in the Public Health field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
Licenses, Registrations and Certifications
Employees in this classification may be assigned duties that require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland
How to apply
Describe a life crisis, major obstacle, or personal limitation you have faced and how you managed it. If there are teachable lessons others can learn from your experience, how would you teach them?
Preference is given to people with significant disabilities. The IMAGE Center affirmatively works to hire people of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, national origins, disabilities, and ages.