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Public Health Educator - Harm Reduction

Contact Chase Barnes, Harm Reduction Program Manager
Added Nov 06, 2023
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TITLE: Harm Reduction Public Health Educator

COMPANY OF ASSIGNMENT: Kentucky Department for Public Health

PURPOSE: Performs a variety of tasks in support of the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s (KDPH) Harm Reduction Program including leading the development and publication of printed and digital harm reduction content. Serves as the lead facilitator of annual review and evaluation of KDPH published harm reduction protocols, guidelines, and data collection tools. Performs other duties as required. This position is located in Frankfort, Kentucky.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Leave/Termination Notice Requirement Classification: Professional

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Harm Reduction Program Manager, KDPH

$23.00 - $31.81 - Hourly

$3,737.50 - $5,169.12 - 37.5 Hr. Monthly Salary


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PROBATIONARY PERIOD: This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Responsible for specific duties as assigned:
    1. Develop printed and digital educational / program materials for presentations, trainings, and distribution to Local Health Departments. 
      1. Serve as the Secretary for the Internal KDPH Harm Reduction Advisory Committee and External State-Wide Harm Reduction Advisory Committee.
      2. Schedule and provide logistical support for Mobile Harm Reduction Unit events to distribute naloxone and provide training on overdose response, naloxone administration, harm reduction, and prevention of HIV and Hepatitis C.
      3. Assist in grant application development and lead annual reviews and evaluations of KDPH published harm reduction protocols, guidelines, and data collection tools.
      4. Assist in data development for use in newsletters / other educational materials and maintains KDPH harm reduction program website pages.
      5. Assist with overdose prevention and naloxone distribution strategic planning, and facilitation of trainings/meetings for statewide harm reduction staff at Local Health departments.
      6. Collaborate with KDPH Harm Reduction Program team, statewide harm reduction partners, and Local Health Departments.
      7. Utilizes federal and state IT systems to collect, maintain, and analyze data, trends, and other public health-related information.

Standard: Assigned duties are completed correctly within specified timeframe.

Measure: Supervisor's review of staff documentation of assigned duties / completion dates.

  1. Other duties as assigned.

Standard: Assigned duties are completed within specified timeframe.

Measure: Review of supervisor’s record of assigned duties.




Education: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree.

Experience,    Training,   or   Skills:    Four years of     professional full-time experience in communications, administration, project management, public health, or health program administration.

Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: A master’s degree in public health; or a health- related field will substitute for two years of required experience.

Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: Professional experience in health program administration, public health, public health project management will substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.



Special Knowledge and Skills: This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent technical report writing and public presentation skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to facilitate groups. Must be highly organized with ability to prioritize work, ability to collect, organize and evaluate information for reporting needs. Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) certification preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is typically in both an office and in a field setting. Travel is required. Workdays and hours vary and are based upon needs for services.



General Office Equipment – computer, calculator, fax machine, copier, telephone, printer, and access to the internet for online system.


  1. Current TB skin test indicating no evidence of communicable disease.
  2. Possible physical management (lifting, balancing, maneuvering).

Additional Requirements:

  • This position requires a clean drug screen prior to and randomly throughout employment.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Background checks conducted prior to hire and updated annually.
  • Some local and out of state travel opportunities for training, conferences, workshops, etc.
  • Position may require variations in hours to meet project deadlines to include overtime.
  • Required to maintain a valid driver's license and required to drive a licensed vehicle.

EEO/AA RESPONSIBILITIES: Works with others harmoniously without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, victim status, marital status, pregnancy, family status, physical or mental disability, age, ancestry, ethnicity, place of origin, creed, veteran status or other protected class/characteristic. Seeks ways to achieve organizational EEO objectives and timetables. Actively seeks to enhance career objectives of minorities, women, veterans, older and handicapped people. Reasonable accommodations available upon request.

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER: The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job- related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Specific details

Employer Kentucky Department for Public Health


275 East Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40621

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