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Providence Health & Services Health Education Specialist in San Pedro, California


Providence is calling a Full Time, Variable Shift Health Education Specialist to Providence Little Company Medical in San Pedro, CA.

In this position you will:

  • Build a culture of daily physical activity and healthy eating on school campuses and in the surrounding community using a peer coach model.

  • Work at all 7 public elementary schools in Wilmington to promote healthy eating, develop nutrition curriculum, train teachers in nutrition education, develop and work with school Wellness Committees, and implement salad bars at the schools.

  • Possess excellent oral communication skills and is passionate about nutrition education.

  • Be resourceful, well organized, and creative in promoting and enhancing program needs and services.

  • Peer coach model differs from direct service in that all activities are conducted with the focus on training others how to perform the functions to ensure long term sustainability.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Education, that with or without experience, has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for acceptable job performance. Or equivalent education experience.

  • Bachelor's Degree in public health and two years of experience in nutrition counseling.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience in leading and presenting health related topics in an elementary school setting.

  • Experience developing and leading nutrition campaigns, education, and programming.

  • Experience working with partner agencies/organizations/governmental entities to bring health services into the school setting.

  • Bilingual Spanish-speaking strongly preferred.

  • Registered dietitian preferred.

About the Region you will serve.

For nearly 70 years, Providence Health & Services, Southern California, has provided quality and compassionate health care, building on a tradition of excellence, innovation, teamwork and outreach to those most in need.

Anchored by five award-winning comprehensive medical centers, Providence provides a full spectrum of care that includes a range of specialties, signature services, outpatient and home care and the well-regarded Providence Medical Institute, a group of physicians and primary and urgent care clinics throughout the greater San Fernando Valley and South Bay. Providence is focused on providing the communities it serves with preventive care, education and leading-edge diagnostics and treatment. The organization includes numerous outreach programs. hospice and home care and even our own Providence High School, a Blue Ribbon college-preparatory campus.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Education

Location: California-San Pedro

Req ID: 230934