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Environmental Health Educator

About GHHI

Founded in 1986 as the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is a national 50 I ( c )3 nonprofit organization. GHHI is a recognized leader for green, healthy, safe and energy efficient housing in low-income neighborhoods, having designed the work now supported by multiple federal agencies, philanthropy and private sector nonprofit partners in over 30 sites across the country. GHHI works in collaboration with local, state, and federal agencies as well as philanthropic and community partners to align, braid and coordinate funding and programs in Maryland and nationwide. Through a comprehensive assessment, housing intervention, and supportive services strategy, the GHHI approach achieves multiple benefits including healthier and more energy efficient homes, higher quality green jobs, increased economic opportunities for low income communities, and better health outcomes for children, families and older adults.

Position Overview

GHHI prides itself for having a long-standing and proven track record of delivering the highest quality of one to one support, education, and advocacy for families most vulnerable to and effected by unhealthy and inefficient housing. GHHI believes that direct one on one education and home maintenance training is one of the most effective ways to empower and support families who struggle from issues such as asthma, lead poisoning and high energy costs. The Environmental Health Educator will work directly with families needing healthy home rehab and energy efficiency services by helping families to navigate and apply for various housing rehab programs, provide thorough one on one education sessions, and guide families in developing home maintenance action plans. Along with self-directed asthma education, the SEHSE will train new educators, build capacity team with interns, and continually update educational programs relater to asthma and healthy homes.

Specific Duties of the Environmental Health Educator

  • Perform approximately 15 – 20 home visits per month to provide one on one education sessions covering methods to improve and maintain the health, safety and energy efficiency of clients’ homes and developing long-term home maintenance plans;
  • Prepare individual client assessments and client action plans;
  • Maintain detailed and concise records of family meetings and sessions using GHHI’s data collection system called Efforts to Outcomes (ETO)
  • Develop and monitor annual work plan to identify key program goals, objectives and benchmarks;
  • Report data in compliance with standards and regulations and assist Program Manager in regular program reporting;
  • Participate in weekly and other team meetings as appropriate;
  • Conduct GHHl trainings to health and housing professionals, community-based organizations, property owners, parents, and community residents;
  • Build and foster established and new community and stakeholder partnerships to promote prevention education and connect GHHI related services to targeted audiences, providers and stakeholders;
  • Provide outreach to at-risk communities through representation at meetings, health fairs, and other events that reach at-risk audiences and stakeholders;
  • Support broad mission and policy efforts and initiatives of GHHJ;
  • Be the main contact for community relationships with hospitals, universities, and community resources;
  • Travel may be required for additional training and learning opportunities;
  • Other duties as assigned related to organizational mission and programs.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, environmental science, adult education, nursing, or relevant field from an accredited college or university
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting home visiting services
  • Experience in program management
  • Strong capacity to build programming and educational collateral
  • Experience developing and executing client case plans
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • Strong Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and data collection
  • Knowledge of HIP AA regulations and compliance
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Proven commitment to GHHI’s mission
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Asthma Educator Certification (AE-C);
  • Spanish Language proficiency;
  • Master of Public Health or related Environmental Health Sciences;
  • Community Health Worker certified;
  • Energy efficiency/ building sciences training

Position-Specific Requirements

This position will be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. The incumbent must maintain access to a motor vehicle, maintain automobile insurance, and possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland. Incumbent will be required as a condition of continued employment to become an Certified Asthma Educator within six ( 6) months of employment.

Additional Information: This is a full-time, exempt position. Position includes full benefits package and competitive salary commensurate with education and experience. GHHI is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates must send resume, cover letter, three professional references and salary history to GHHI’s Department of Human┬áResources at hr@ghhi.com