Erie Family Health Center provides a comprehensive array of programs and services that target the physical, mental, social, economic and cultural needs of its economically disadvantaged and medically underserved clients. Rooted in a tradition of compassionate, culturally sensitive health care, Erie's programs and services go beyond the treatment of disease to promote wellness and empower clients to make healthy lifestyle choices. By confronting the social, economic and cultural factors that influence health, Erie Family Health Center treats the individual as well as the community. Erie believes that quality health care is a right, not a privilege.
Erie Family Health Center is looking for a compassionate individual who is interested in community outreach and health education like you to join our Community Health Team! The Community Health Educator works independently and as part of a team to support internal and external community health programs.
Conduct educational appointments with patients, preparing for and facilitating group sessions, providing patient follow-up and presenting educational workshops that focus on nutrition, diabetes, disease prevention and physical activity
Provides training and assistance for staff regarding health education issues
Provides clerical support for providers and clinical service team members including calling, faxing and mailing information to patients and other health care providers
Strong oral communication skills and can communicate effectively with patients, health care providers and community members
Associate’s Degree in Community Health or Health Education (or equivalent of education and directly related experience), Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Strong Interpersonal and oral communication skills
Experience conducting individual or group education presentations
Two or more years working in a community health setting preferred
Demonstrated cultural competency to work in a low income, minority environment preferred
Erie Family Health Center delivers high-quality, culturally-sensitive, bilingual health care to more than 53,000 medical patients and 9,500 dental patients. Our community-based health care centers are portals to high-quality care – and a higher quality of life – regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. Erie serves patients from 13 sites, including seven large primary care facilities (four with in...tegrated, on-site dental care), five school-based health centers and the only freestanding comprehensive teen health provider in Chicagoland. At Erie Family Health Center, we believe health care is a right, not a privilege. Our mission is to provide accessible, affordable and high quality health care for those in need.