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Health Educator I

Company: Champaign Urbana Public Health District
Location: Champaign
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:


Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Health Educator I

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is a dedicated advocate for comprehensive sexual health education and women's care services, committed to fostering a safe, inclusive, and informed community. We are seeking a full-time Health Educator I to assist with the delivery of comprehensive sexual health education programming for youth and to work to assure accessibility, availability, and quality of preventive and primary care for women in Champaign County.

Responsibilities include:

Comprehensive Sexual Health Education

  • Facilitate engaging, evidence-based sexual health education programs tailored to youth, including students, community groups, and healthcare professionals.
  • Develop and deliver age-appropriate, culturally sensitive curricula covering topics such as sexual anatomy, contraception, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), consent, and healthy relationships.
  • Collaborate with local schools, organizations, and healthcare providers to promote sexual health education, focusing on youth. Women's Preventive and Primary Care:
    • Work to assure accessibility, availability, and quality of preventive and primary care services for women ages 18-44 in Champaign County.
    • Collaborate with local healthcare providers and organizations to enhance and expand women's care services.
    • Stay current on relevant research, guidelines, and trends in women's preventive and primary care to inform program content and delivery. Excellent communication and organizational skills, interest in working with youth, and ability to facilitate programming are essential. Candidates who are fluent in Spanish are highly desirable. CUPHD offers qualified bilingual employees additional compensation upon approval.

      Requirements and Qualifications

      Option 1:
      • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor's degree (Community health, gender & women's studies, social work, etc preferred) Option 2:
        • High school diploma or GED equivalent, or associate's degree
        • AND two years program facilitation experience CUPHD provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes:
          • health, dental, and vision insurance with enrollment beginning on the employee's first day of employment
          • 14 paid holidays per year
          • 12 sick days earned per year
          • 15 days of paid time off earned in the first year of employment
          • short-term and long-term disability benefits
          • comprehensive pension plan offered through Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF)

            This is a full-time position, with a starting annual salary of $45,337 for a 40-hour week. After one year of training, the selected candidate may be considered for a flexible or part-time remote work schedule.

            To apply, go to: Applicants may also come in to apply online at?CUPHD, 201 W. Kenyon Road, Champaign, IL 61820. For full consideration, you must complete the application process.

            Men, Women, Veterans, and individuals of all abilities are encouraged to apply. CUPHD also strongly encourages people of color, transgender, and non-binary people to apply. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you need accommodations to apply, please contact LaTasha Aragon at CUPHD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to join its team.?

            CUPHD highly recommends all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and influenza (seasonally).

            The recruitment will remain open until filled; however, it will not close prior to March 26, 2024. This is a collective bargaining unit position with AFSCME.

            Posted March 12, 2024

Keywords: Champaign Urbana Public Health District, Champaign , Health Educator I, Healthcare , Champaign, Illinois

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