Public Health Educator

This position is partially or fully grant-funded.  Employment beyond the term of the grant award may be subject to approval by Executive Council.

Provides individual and population-based health education, conducts individual and community based health needs assessments, leads the health improvement planning activities, and collaborates with community partners on the implementation of strategies that promote health and well-being.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Assists with the development and implementation of multiple strategies, initiatives and activities for individuals, families and population groups that promote health and prevent disease within the FCP Community
Assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies that address established community health improvement priorities in partnership with Tribal and Local partners
Designs and conducts health educational programs for the FCP Community
Serves as Public Health Accreditation Coordinator and ensures the Community Health Department is meeting all requirements to maintain Public Health Accreditation.
Develops and promotes and/or markets health education materials and information; delivers targeted, culturally appropriate information
Gathers, organizes and maintains data for program monitoring, evaluation and improvement
Assists in the development and coordination of community and agency partnerships, initiatives, programs and events Promotes the community’s understanding of, and advocacy for, policies and activities that will improve the community’s health
Develops and maintains various departmental plans including Community Health Improvement, Quality Improvement, and Community Health Assessments
Maintains and promotes the Tribal Wellness program and facilitates Tribal Wellvation meetings.
Implements health education and youth programing in partnerships with other Forest County Potawatomi entities; completes Event Evaluations for Health Education and Health Promotion events and programs held by the department
Assists in the departments grant efforts which may include trainings, conference and meetings

Requirements (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities):
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Health Education, Health Promotion or other related field
Three (3) years of experience in Public Health or Community based setting required
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) preferred
Experience with Public Health Accreditation preferred
Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be eligible for coverage under the Tribe’s Insurance

About Forest County Potawatomi

The Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) have lived in Forest County, Wisconsin, since the late 1800s. Around 1880, groups settled in areas near Blackwell and Wabeno and have lived in that area since, as well as in the Carter and Crandon (or Stone Lake) areas.

Today, life on the reservation is very different than it was for the elders. They have done much for the younger generation, and it is because of the elders that the younger generations are who they are today.

By pursuing a diverse set of business models, the Forest County Potawatomi of today are the largest employer in Forest County. With revenues from various tribal enterprises, the Potawatomi have invested in the health, wellness, education, environment and future of its people.

The FCP have also worked hard to preserve its culture and honor its past. The Cultural Center, Library and Museum provide an important link to the past and serves to facilitate important ceremonies.

We invite you to discover the modern Forest County Potawatomi. You will find a thriving Native American culture that is proud of its past and eager for the future.