Job Opportunity - Health Educator Position

Job Opportunity - Health Educator Positions


The Highland County Health Department is accepting applications for 2 (two) health educators to work in Highland County for a one-year contract period.  These positions are structured as independent contractors, are grant funded, and long-term sustainability is not guaranteed




Research and develop presentations, handouts, and materials for health education

Conduct trainings and presentations with large and small groups

Coordinate training efforts with community partners

Assess the effectiveness of health education programs

Promote healthy decisions and choices in a variety of programs

Discuss sensitive or controversial health information with the public in private and group settings

Work with the public in other ways to improve community health


Health education topics may include drug abuse prevention, health impacts of drug abuse, diabetes control and education, Hepatitis C education, and other topics in public health. Candidates should be comfortable speaking in front of large crowds, an excellent communicator, and enjoy teaching and training other people.


Benefits:  This position is structured as an independent contractor position.  No benefits are provided.  Contractor is responsible for paying taxes, providing health insurance, mileage costs, etc. 

Required Travel: Primarily in county, occasional travel for trainings

Employment Type: Full time until June 30, 2017. 


Minimum Qualifications:

Must have a valid drivers license and auto insurance

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Experience in healthcare, public health, environmental health, or related field

Reliable and capable of working autonomously

Proficient in using computers, including all MS Office Suite


Preferred Qualifications (in addition to above):

Bachelor’s degree in health education, health communications, public health, healthcare, a science field, nursing, or related area or commiserate experience

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

Experienced in health education, presentations to the public, public speaking, etc.


All qualified candidates are subject to an employment/criminal background check.


Apply to: 

Jared Warner, Health Commissioner, Highland County Health Department, 1487 North High St., Suite 400, Hillsboro, OH 45133



Deadline for Applications: July 14, 2016, or until filled.

Highland County Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer