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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Penn State’s Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) is seeking a Community Health Educator (CHE) to provide individual services for students with alcohol or marijuana policy/law violations or alcohol overdoses.
Penn State and HPW are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, and support the educational and institutional benefits of diversity. Penn State Health Promotion and Wellness is committed to the development of a safe and inclusive environment that fosters academic, social, cultural and personal well-being.
The Community Health Educator reports directly to the Assistant Director for alcohol and cannabis education services. Primary responsibilities include providing brief screening, individual assessment, intervention and referral. Additional responsibilities include conducting educational programming for student groups about substance use and overall wellness. Student groups may include fraternities, sororities, and academic classes. The individual is expected to assist with the development and implementation of a wide range of health promotion initiatives, as needed. The CHE is responsible for establishing and maintaining high standards for evidence-based practice set by relevant professional organizations as well as state and federal agencies.
Typical Education and Experience Requirements:
+ Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
+ Additional Preferred Education, Experience, or Certifications: Knowledge of and experience with the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) program and motivational interviewing is preferred. CHES certification is preferred, but not required.
+ Additional Required Competencies: A commitment to working with diverse populations is essential. Outstanding interpersonal communication and dynamic leadership abilities are essential.
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Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here (https://police.psu.edu/annual-security-reports) .
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