Health Education Coordinator (13488)

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Office of Human Resources Campus Box 1040
Edwardsville, IL 62026
United States

Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Accepts NHA Certifications
Security Clearance Required
From $41,733 To $41,733
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

Illinois Residency Requirement: This position requires Illinois residency within 180 calendar days of the start date.

The WECARE Clinic located on the East St. Louis campus invites applicants for a full-time Health Education Coordinator position. The WE CARE Clinic provides primary patient care on the SIUE East St. Louis Higher Education Campus. Advanced Practice Nurses, a collaborating Physician, a licensed clinical Social Worker, certified health coaches and Pharmacist provide full services to diverse clients in the metro-east or other local communities. The Clinic serves patients of all ages, beginning with children age 2 or older.

The Health Education Coordinator will collaborate with community partners such as housing managers, church representatives, school nurses or administrators, and food pantry leaders to coordinate and implement chronic disease education (asthma) and other community education that is available to them free of charge through the clinic. The Health Education Coordinator will oversee the Asthma Trigger Assessment Program (ATAP). ATAP is a home visiting program that provides education and remediation for asthma in St. Clair and Madison Counties. The candidate will conduct asthma home visits and provide health coaching for community groups and individual clients about chronic illnesses such as asthma services available at the clinic. This grant-funded position educates the public about the Asthma Trigger Assessment Program (ATAP) which is in place to educate parents, families, children, and other individuals who might encounter people with asthma. The Coordinator will also meet with all clients identified by WE CARE FNP for potential home assessments, health education, smoking cessation, or other needs as identified and then facilitate health education, perform home visits for asthma triggers, conduct smoking cessation classes and individual sessions with the identified clients. Additionally, this position will represent the WE CARE Clinic at health fairs and community events. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned based on the needs and goals of the program. Due to the professional responsibilities of this position, occasional evening and weekend hours may be required. Some travel within community is required.

To Apply for this Vacancy:
This position is a Civil Service vacancy. It closes to applicants at 11:59 p.m. CST on the posting end date. When applying through the HireTouch system, please be sure to complete updated 2022 forms that are attached to the job located under your Applicant Profile box (refresh browser if needed).

Applicants must submit an updated and complete Civil Service Application, which must include complete employment history, through HireTouch. The application is the last form in the document package. If you do not possess any employment history, you must indicate this within the employment history section of the application. Your application should reflect a thorough list of relevant skills and experience related to the minimum qualifications listed for this position. While a resume may be submitted with the application, data for each employer must be listed on this application form. (The words "See Resume" may only be used as a substitute in the section entitled "Specific Duties Performed" not for a list of employment history.) If the Civil Service application is incomplete you will not be considered for the position as our office will be unable to evaluate your submission to determine if you possess the required minimum qualifications.

If qualifying by education or to qualify for a required educational prerequisite, you must submit your transcripts, including those for SIUE, at the time of application. Applicants qualifying for veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application. For additional information, please visit: Eligibility Criteria and Point Allocation and Proof of Eligibility. Please submit any other licenses or certifications related to the position at the time of application.

Applicants will be subject to a background check and drug screening prior to an offer of employment. Some positions are represented by a union and may incur union dues. For more information, please visit the Office of Human Resources website at or call Civil Service Testing at 618-650-2190.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. SIUE is committed to education that explores the historic significance of diversity in order to understand the present and to better enable our community to engage the future. Integral to this commitment, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville strives for a student body and a workforce that is both diverse and inclusive. We strongly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups, including women, members of racially minoritized groups, and individuals with disabilities, to apply. For more on our Statement of Diversity, visit SIUE Mission, Goals and Plans

SIUE offers an exceptional array of benefits to all full-time and part-time employees (50% or more receive benefits accrued at percentage of appointment) including:
*Medical, dental and vision insurance;
*Life insurance;
*University tuition waivers;
*SURS retirement plan;
*Supplemental retirement savings plans;
*Paid vacation and sick leave accrual;
*Generous holiday schedule/paid holidays;
*WorkLife programs;
*Employee Assistance Program (mental health and wellness);
*Employee discounts (local and national retailers).
For more about our benefits and employee services, visit:

Job Requirements
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree (120 hours) in public, mental, and/or medical health education, social work, psychology, student personnel/affairs, nursing, education or communications.
2. Two (2) years of conducting professional presentations, seminars or closely related programs and/or providing health education experience.

Please Note: An applicant with a Master’s degree in an area of health education qualifies with one year of professional communications and/or health education experience

Please Note: Possession of a Certified Health Education Specialist and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialist certification meets the requirements of #1 and #2 above.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Ability to network within the local and community, including key contacts for local housing authorities, local and county government.
-Master's in health related field preferred; demonstrated ability to work with individuals and potential clientele.
-At least 21 years of age or older.
-Able to meet with clients on a weekly basis as needed, including occasional evenings, and Saturdays as required.
-Complete home assessments for asthma triggers independently.
-Ability to work as a part of a team, requires minimal supervision.
-Have a vehicle, Illinois driver’s license, and auto insurance to complete at home visits.
-Interest in positively impacting adults, children, and youth through providing education and home asthma trigger assessment program services and smoking cessation.
-Must complete CCP certification within 6 months after hire.
-Requires excellent communication and writing skills.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Jennifer Oates-Blair
Office of Human Resources Campus Box 1040
Edwardsville IL 62026
United States
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Jennifer Oates-Blair