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Community Health Education Consultant

Company: Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Location: Newark
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Job Description:

Job Summary:The Community Health Education Consultant is responsible for actively promoting Horizon NJ Health's products and services to community organizations, groups and individuals. The position is responsible for enrolling individuals into HNJH products. In addition, this position oversees the development of the community education program and encourages and facilitates cooperative and collaborative community projects and activities. Coordinates and manages strategic partnership with community based organizations at the local, county and state level. Oversees proposals, presentations and evaluates adherence to health education objectives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Responsible for educating and enrolling potential members into HNJH products.

* Initiates calls to new members and verifies benefit enrollment information.

* Follows up on new member applicants when additional information if needed Review and evaluate programs on a regular basis considering their appropriateness to community needs and interests as well as measuring their efficiency and effectiveness.

* Develop and promote the community education program and establish procedures and policies related to these programs.

* Serves as a representative at company sponsored community events and coordinates all on-site responsibilities. (Must be available to work evenings and weekends.)

* Coordinates the supply and delivery of all materials/inventory necessary for company sponsored internal and external events

* Develop a budget to support community education programs.

* Promote programs, needs assessment, use of community resources, cooperative and collaborative community efforts, and other concepts that are part of community education. This is accomplished through news releases, advertising, speaking engagements, workshops and community forums, open houses, leadership and other training opportunities.

* Leads training programs for health professionals from a variety of community based disciplines.

* Implements health education programs for members and employees on health related issues that include but are not limited to asthma, diabetes melititus management, breast cancer, cervical cancer, immunizations, EPSDT guidelines, and prenatal care.

* Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and joining professional societies.

* Coaches lower level health educators on providing outreach and education programs.

* Perform other duties as requested by management

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

* Requires a degree from an accredited school with a Master's of Science in Health Education, Public Health or Administration.

* Requires a minimum of 5-7 years experience in providing health education to diverse populations.

* Requires excellent presentation and public speaking experience.

* Prefers work experience in community health, Medicaid or health insurance environment

ADDITIONAL LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS, REGISTRATIONS:

* Requires certification in Health Education or Providers of Professional Development Hours.

* Requires limited marketing license (employee must obtain licenses within 3 months of employment).

* Requires valid Motor Vehicle driver-s license and access to an automobile.

KNOWLEDGE:

* Must be proficient in the use of personal computers and supporting software in Windows based environment, including MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Lotus Notes.

* Must be knowledgeable in the use of intranet and internet applications.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

* Demonstrated management experience with a focus on customer service, goal setting, and coaching. Exhibits proven leadership and project management skills.

* Must have effective verbal and written communication skills and demonstrate the ability to work well within a team.

* Proven time management skills are necessary. Deliver timely and accurate work with a customer service focus, and respond with a sense of urgency as required.

* Must demonstrate the ability to learn quickly and apply learning to new situations. Must exhibit flexibility to change as appropriate.

* Must demonstrate the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups.

* Requires customer focus with an emphasis on creative solutions.

TRAVEL (IF APPLICABLE):

* This position requires travel to all 21 counties in the state of NJ. Evening and weekend travel is required.

HORIZON BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NEW JERSEY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE CONSIDERATION FOR EMPLOYMENT WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, PROTECTED VETERAN STATUS OR STATUS AS AN INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY AND ANY OTHER PROTECTED CLASS AS REQUIRED BY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAW.

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Keywords: Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Newark , Community Health Education Consultant, Education / Teaching , Newark, New Jersey

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