Sault Tribe
  • - Government - Community Health
  • Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA
  • Negotiable
  • Salary
  • Year Round - Full Time
  • Yes




The Health Education Supervisor, under the direction of the Health and Wellness Manager, is responsible for the supervision for the Health Education staff within the Community Health Program for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.     


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)


  • Supervises Community Health Educators; hires, evaluates and maintains records of staff and other related positions and orients and trains new hires.
  • Delegates, assigns, and reviews responsibilities and functions to staff as needed to meet all project goals, outcomes and timelines.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates the Tribe's health education services based on the Health Program's Strategic Plan, grant funded programs, and prioritized community needs.
  • Develops, plans, markets, performs community needs and outcome assessments and evaluations.
  • Informs Tribal members and employees of available programs and services.
  • Provides direct one-on-one patient care services to patients including individual tobacco cessation counseling, supervises the Sault Tribe's tobacco program including: development of deliver systems, policies and procedures, training curricula, development and/or purchasing of materials, on-going evaluation of the program and coordinates group tobacco cessation programs for the 7 county service area.    
  • Provides input for the development of the annual budget for health education and assigned grants to the Health and Wellness Manager and completes and submits all required budget reports to grantors and reviews monthly financial reports and attends financial meetings as needed.
  • Makes formal presentations to the Tribal Board of Directors, Program Directors, managers, health care staff, and various public and private forums on grants, Strategic Health Plan, and health education programming.   
  • Develops short and long term program objectives for health promotion and disease prevention; nicotine addiction, physical activity, stress management, injury prevention, child safety, and gender-specific health issues through individual, group, and community events for all age groups.
  • Develops and implements in-service and other training for health education staff and other departmental and regional staff in prevention areas to include at minimum: tobacco cessation, cardiovascular health, physical activity, and other health-related topics.
  • Collaborates with other disciplines and clinic staff in program planning health promotion, prevention and educational activities including nutrition, diabetes, cancer, wellness, alcohol and other substance abuse programs, tobacco cessation and other Sault Tribe and community programs.                                                                                      





ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)


  • Maintains Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification by attendance at workshops, meetings, and conferences.                                 
  • Incorporates professional standards of practice using guidelines and criteria in program development, coordination, implementation and evaluation.                                                                 
  • Plans for and documents need or expansion of staff and/or services for Health Education Programming.
  • Maintains a schedule of appointments for self and other Health Education staff to include patient consultations, grant and Sault Tribe meetings, or other activities or obligations within the seven county service areas.          
  • Participates in the Quality Improvement Program (QI) with individual and/or group projects and serves as needed on QI Committee.
  • All other job related duties as assigned.




Immediate peers, peers in other department, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, Executives, Board of Directors, customers and outside vendors/service providers, Health Board, Tribal members, community groups, corporations, promoters, educational institutions and general public.                                                   



Position light with lifting of 20 pounds and frequent lifting/carrying up to 10 pounds. Physical factors include constant use of hearing, smell, near/midrange/far vision, depth perception, color/field of vision; frequent standing, walking, sitting, typing; occasional climbing, stooping and kneeling, reaching, manual handling and driving and bending. Working conditions include frequent exposure to weather, extreme heat/cold, wet/humid and noise. Potential hazards include constant computer use, frequent patient contact, electric shock and equipment use.




Education:     Bachelor's Degree in Health Education or related field required; Master's Degree preferred.


Experience:    Five years of experience working in health promotion/disease prevention activities with individual group education practice settings required.


Certification/License: CHES Certification required 2 years of hire. Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Must comply with annual driver's license review and insurability standards with the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of Sault Tribe health policies including safety and infection preferred. Knowledge of all tobacco cessation strategies preferred. Knowledge of Federal and State laws regarding client confidentiality required. Must be able to use word processing, spreadsheet and database software. Must be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, in a diverse range of audiences and settings. Excellent counseling skills and sensitivity to cultural and economic differences required. Must have excellent organizational skills; organizing work, prioritizing tasks and managing time. Must be able to work with minimal to no supervision. Must be able to work extended hours when needed on rare occasions.  Must be flexible and available to work various shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays are rare occasions. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.

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