Overview

SUMMARY

The Prevention Early Intervention (PEI) Health Educator is responsible for completion of all prevention activities including outreach, collaboration, training, and education of the community.  The Prevention Counselor will deliver services to parents, children, youth at risk, and elders.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1.      Promote awareness of Prevention Early Intervention (PEI) services, and focus on emphasis of promoting and maintaining community, family, and individual wellness at community events, gatherings, and public relations campaigns.

2.      Coordinate and organize activities to increase awareness of suicide risk, identify signs of an early detection of suicide risk, and promote community wellness through the involvement in cultural and social activities known to support individual and community resilience.

3.      Develop and disseminate PEI brochures/informational materials to the tribal community at all IHC physical locations including community events, and at other outreach type events. The focus of these brochures will be to increase awareness of suicide risk, identify signs of and early detection of suicide risk, and promote community wellness through cultural and social activities.

4.      Provide support to individuals and families who are at risk and in need of linkages to on-going services, and make referrals to a clinician for assessment and/or treatment services.

5.      Prepares monthly narratives and analytical reports.

6.      Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

2 years’ experience in a social services field preferably in the mental health arena, or 2 years of community service experience.  Must have knowledge of American Indians and Indian values and practices. Must have good verbal and written communication skills, as well as good stress management and organizational skills. Must have knowledge of responsibilities involved in doing work that is highly confidential and the handling and processing of confidential information. Must have knowledge of the local area, in particular the Indian reservations, for the purpose of making home visits. Must have a clear understanding of appropriate cultural customs within this particular community.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

A valid California driver’s license and a good driving record will be required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.

Driving is required for this position.

CPR certification must be acquired within six months of appointment

 

About Indian Health Council, Inc.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.  The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

QUALITY MANAGEMENT
Displays knowledge of normal signs of human development and ability to assess and provide age appropriate care.
Contribute to the success of the organization by participating in quality improvement activities.

CUSTOMER RELATIONS
Responds promptly and with caring actions to patients and employees.  Acknowledge psychosocial, spiritual and cultural beliefs and honor these beliefs.
Maintain professional working relationships with all levels of staff, clients and the public.
Be part of a team and cooperate in accomplishing department/organizational goals and objectives.

QUALITY MANAGEMENT

  1. Displays knowledge of normal signs of human development and ability to assess and provide age appropriate care.
  2. Contribute to the success of the organization by participating in quality improvement activities.

SAFETY
1. Maintain current knowledge of policies and procedures as they relate to safe work practices.
2. Follow all safety procedures and report unsafe conditions.
3. Use appropriate body mechanics to ensure an injury free environment.
4. Be familiar with location if nearest fire extinguisher and emergency exits.
5. Follow all infection control procedures including blood-borne pathogen protocols.

HIPAA/COMPLIANCE
1. Maintain privacy of all patient, employee and volunteer information and access such information only on a need to know basis for business purposes.
2. Comply with all regulations regarding corporate integrity and security obligations.
3. Report unethical; fraudulent or unlawful behavior or activity.
4. Specify privileges and responsibilities of employment, including compliance with an adverse incident reporting system.
5. Maintains client case files in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and IHC policies.

Indian Preference shall be given in accordance with IHC’s Policies and Procedures Section 3, Part 3-1, Paragraph 5