Health Educator

Fort Eustis, Newport News, VA 23604, USA Req #6422
Friday, April 12, 2024

GSS is currently seeking a Health Educator

 

The Health Educator reports to the Armed Forces Wellness Center (AFWC) Director/ Lead Health Educator and works as a team member in a dynamic group that delivers primary prevention services that improve health and build readiness by targeting the behaviorally modifiable factors most likely to result in chronic disease, injury and/or performance issues. The Health Educator will participate in providing six core programs (health assessment review, physical fitness, healthy nutrition, stress management, general wellness education, and tobacco education) as part of the standardized AFWC program.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Conducts evidence-based health promotion programs based on behavioral change theories, provides health education to improve health behaviors; uses evaluation tools to measure changes in support of the AFWC program.
  • Conducts physical fitness testing and comprehensive health and wellness assessments using advanced technology to include, but not limited to, direct gas exchange, ultrasound body fat, air displacement plethysmography, indirect calorimetry, heart rate variability, etc.
  • Conducts both individual and group coaching appointments to apply various behavior change theories and health coaching strategies designed to improve health habits.
  • Ensures complete and timely data collection and entry through approved documentation systems.
  • Understanding and knowledge of basic health sciences to include anatomy/physiology, basic exercise science, health psychology, basic nutrition, exercise programming, and counseling techniques.
  • Assesses, develops, and plans individual and group health education programs in accordance with AFWC standardized program directives.
  • Works collaboratively and effectively with other agencies in the community. Handles multiple tasks simultaneously, establishes priorities and works in an organized manner. Must successfully work both independently and as a team member. Understanding of and commitment to further the mission of the AFWC.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • 4-year degree in an Allied Health field (exercise science/exercise physiology preferred) from an accredited college or university.  Allied Health degrees include, but are not limited to, health promotion, health education, exercise science, nutrition science, etc.
  • Maintains one or more nationally recognized NCCA credentials (ACSM, NASM, NSCA, CHES/MCHES, etc.)
  • Current AHA BLS certification required
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to work well in a fast-paced team environment 
  • U.S. citizenship required 

 

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  • Fort Eustis, Newport News, VA 23604, USA