Community Health Educator

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  • Full-Time
  • Other
  • Milwaukee, WI



Job Purpose: The Community Health Educator is responsible for working with individuals to promote healthy behaviors and self-management of health, mental health, and substance use needs. The Health Educator will provide education and resources to promote healthy lifestyle choices hat aide in ensuring appropriate and needed physical care for individuals. Resource services offered include immunizations and other health care services, screening for trauma and other conditions. Employee are expected to exercise initiative, creativity, and good judgement in carrying out duties assigned. Employees must also have the ability to work well independently as well as with others to create a positive work environment.

Essential Duties:

Provide education and resources to promote healthy lifestyles choices for smoking prevention and cessation; stress reduction; nutritional counseling; obesity reduction and prevention; engaging in regular physical activity; disease-specific or chronic care management; and personal goal-setting for wellness and recovery.

  • Facilitate groups focused on health education, wellness, and recovery.
  • Act as advocate for members utilizing screening for referrals to health and specialty services when appropriate.
  • Embrace a comprehensive team approach to meet the individualized needs of people with complex substance use and life needs.
  • Document all interactions, collateral contacts, and activities specific to the individual’s care and treatment in SDC’s data entry system CAP-60.
  • Uphold and promote a positive, strength based, and supportive culture.
  • Maintain confidentiality within all written and verbal communication.
  • Work with individuals, family, and groups to provide   education, community presentations, and referrals as needed.
  • Represents the Agency in the community while networking and developing partnerships with other agencies to ensure needs of residents are met.
  •  Distribute informational or educational documents to inform residents of Milwaukee County    community.
  • Identify and contact individuals of high-risk groups in person or by phone to provide supportive counseling and referral resources that enable individuals and families to alleviate barriers that hinder their growth potential.
  • Conduct wellness home visits of members ensuring follow-up services are being met; documenting results in CAP-60
  • Provide weekly written reports to    Team Leader and Supervisor of all activities accomplished
  • Attends meetings and trainings as directed for ongoing professional development.
  • Works as a member of a team to provide effective, quality service demonstrating professional conducting at all times.
  • Other duties may be assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports and business correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.   
  • OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:  Good knowledge of the available services in the current service system.  Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with clients, family members, professional staff and the community is essential.  Computer experience proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook, Zoom, other web-based meeting apps, and Google Suites.
  • Valid Wisconsin driver’s license in good standing with access to reliable transportation, licensed, insured driver and transportation and have personal liability auto insurance in good standing.

SDC’s insurance company requires that any employee who drives a personal vehicle for agency business must carry personal liability insurance of at least $100,000 liability for bodily injury for one person, $300,000 maximum liability for all injuries in one accident and $100,000 property damage liability for one accident.  Proof of this must be supplied on first day of employment.


  • Requires academic education beyond high school; or completion of one to two years’ previous experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The phrases “occasionally,” “regularly,” and “frequently” correspond to the following definitions:  “Occasionally” means up to 1/3 of working time, “regularly” means between 1/3 and 2/3 of working time, and “frequently” means 2/3 and more working time.
  • While performing the duties and responsibilities of this position, the employee is regularly    required to stand and walk.  The incumbent will regularly sit, and will frequently talk and listen and use hands to handle and touch.  Specific vision requirements for this position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. During the performance of his/her duties, the incumbent will regularly lift up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 20 pounds.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee works regularly in an office environment where the noise level is moderate.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this position.  They are not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


SDC does not discriminate in its programs, activities, facilities, employment, or educational opportunities on the basis of a person’s sex, race, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability.

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