Public Health Educator

Public Health Educator

Job Description

LAHC’s Public Health/Substance Misuse Prevention department has an immediate opening for a Public Health Educator. The Educator position serves to empower low-income families and promote mental health while using evidence-based strategies designed to keep youth, families, and communities healthy, safe, and free from problems related to substance misuse.

Job Type: Full time $35,000 – 40,000 plus benefits

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Mileage Reimbursement

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • The Health Educator will provide direct, evidence-based, substance use prevention education (Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs) in local high schools, middle schools, community centers, and faith-based organizations – this is the primary responsibility of the position. All schools, community organizations, and summer programs are located in Wayne County, Public and Charter.
  • Assist Program Manager in preparing lesson plans that conform to program guidelines, are age appropriate, and are based on the needs of the participants.
  • Attend program meetings and trainings on and off-site.
  • Conduct pre- and post- tests, and prepare reports as needed
  • Provide presentations on general substance use issues and LAHC’s services as needed.
  • Report data and outcomes as required.
  • Disseminate substance misuse prevention information at health and public fairs, school open houses, and other community events.
  • Establish and maintain liaison relationships with appropriate agencies regarding substance use prevention.
  • Attend assigned meetings as required.
  • Ability to adjust hours of work based on the community needs, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Ensure assigned paperwork is completed and records are maintained

Education and Training Requirements:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in public health, human services, education, social work, sociology, or relevant field and/or combination of education and experience.
  • Prior facilitation, teaching, and/or classroom experience.
  • Experience in public speaking and prior curriculum implementation is a plus. Approximately 1+ year of related professional experience/ Experience in health education preferably with income eligible population.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Cultural competency is a must.
  • Solid organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects and meet deliverables and expectations.
  • Bilingual is desirable (Arabic).
  • Must have transportation and a valid driver’s license. Travel to multiple sites to provide services to students, teachers, parents, etc.

Preferred: Certified Prevention Specialist from MCBAP


  • 8-hour shift 

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Dearborn, MI 48126: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Bachelor’s (Required)


  • Classroom facilitation: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver’s License (Required)


Public Health Educator 2022

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