Health Education Instructor III Petaluma, CA
The Prenatal Health Education Instructor III will teach a range of prenatal education classes, including childbirth preparation, newborn care, and/or breastfeeding, based on established Kaiser Permanente curricula. Classes take place on evenings and weekends. The Prenatal Health Education Instructor III will mainly work in Petaluma but may be asked to cover classes in San Rafael, depending on operational needs.
Conducts specialized health education classes using moderately difficult or varied curriculum designed for the improvement of health of Kaiser members and non-members. May serve as content and resource expert in the development of class curriculum.
- Teaches and models self-management skills, concepts, resources and tools related to health, lifestyle change and behavior modification to class participants.
- Assists participants in developing specific behavioral goals.
- Provides individual instruction and counseling as needed.
- Assesses needs of class participants and modifies class content to meet those needs.
- Applies evidence-based education techniques in teaching methods.
- Sustains a high level of expertise and assures cutting edge knowledge in specific topic area.
- May coordinate health information projects such as program catalogs, newsletter, informational displays, community health events, etc.May support staff education training related to specific content area.
- May consult with physicians and staff regarding related health education services.
- May be called on to review, develop or recommend high quality, culturally appropriate, written and audio-visual health education materials to better meet class needs.
- Arranges and coordinates room set-up, availability of materials and audio/visual equipment.
- Maintains records of training activities including attendance rosters, homework assignments, class evaluations and timesheets or phone TIME system.
- Administers and collects class evaluation forms and class fees.
- Conducts follow-up phones calls to participants including those who missed sessions to determine reason for absence, monitor progress of participants and answer related questions.
- Completes required continuous training and education such as those related to workplace safety, legal and regulatory compliance, accreditation and licenser requirements and department specific requirements.
- Maintains and promotes knowledge and utilization of resources related to health, lifestyle change and behavior modification offered by Kaiser Permanente and through the community.
- Minimum four (4) years of experience teaching classes or conducting training programs.
- Bachelor's degree.
License, Certification, Registration
- Licensed or professional credentials or certification as appropriate for the course instruction.
- Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to function independently and exercise professional judgment.
- Demonstrate skills in teaching techniques and presentation.
- Demonstrate ability to lead and facilitate diverse groups of people with understanding of group dynamics.
- Demonstrate knowledge of adult learning theory and group process.
- Current knowledge of health concepts, preventive health care and behavior change.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
- Master's degree in public health administration OR six (6) years of experience in a directly related field preferred.
- Prefer advanced training in childbirth preparation from a program such as ICEA, Lamaze or equivalent or a Registered Nurse with perinatal experience and/or advanced training in lactation, such as IBCLC or other certification.
Primary Location: California,Petaluma,Petaluma Medical Offices 3900 Lakeville Hwy.
Scheduled Hours (1-40): 0
Working Days: On-Call, including Saturdays
Job Type: Standard
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Group: Non-Union, Non-Exempt
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Job: Education / Training
Public Department Name: Health Education/Prenatal Health Education
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.
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