HEALTH/WELLNESS SPECIALIST/EDUCATOR (multiple openings)

Requirements:

Participate in the Wraparound Model of collaboration within the Child Family Team model as it pertains to the development of self-management health goals to be included in the service plan.
Provide wellness education, specific and general, to chronic conditions of assigned youth including but not limited to: obesity/weight issues, eating disorders, nutrition, and fitness issues.
Provide education to children and their parents on health promotion planning and activities, including motivating/intervening to increase treatment and medication compliance and support of lifestyle change.
Facilitate regular contact via phone calls and face-to-face meetings with assigned youth and their families to monitor progress, provide support to the self-management goals included in the service plan, and participate in transitional care and follow-up on assigned youth.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Health Education, Nutrition, Dietetics, or related field. (Required)
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification. (Would be a Plus)
Interest in children through adolescents and their well-being.(Required)
2 or more years’ work experience with young children through adolescents in areas such as exercise and fitness and/or wellness/preventive health measures. (Required)
Strong teaching, oral communication, and written communication skills. (Required)
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. (Required)
Ability to work some evening and weekend hours in addition to weekday work schedule. (Required)
Must hold valid driver’s license and be able to travel throughout Mercer County, New Jersey and other New Jersey locations. (Required)
Bilingual language skills (Spanish or other language(s)) in addition to English. (Would be a plus.)

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and other supporting documentation via fax (609-584-6198) or email to mshao@capitolkids.org