Employment

Health and Wellness Educator

Full-time position (.75FTE, 32 hours/week)

CADY is seeking an energetic, empowering professional to join our Youth Services team. The Health and Wellness Educator position is a good fit for a inspiring and articulate individual dedicated to prevention and positive youth development. The successful applicant will have strong interpersonal and communication skills with a clear sense of boundaries. This position requires a highly organized individual possessing both direct-service and administrative work experience.

Program Implementation

  • Implements and manages the following health education and prevention strategies, interventions, and programs to encourage healthy decision making: Youth Advisory & Advocacy Council (YAAC), Junior Action Club (JAC), and Lion’s Quest (in-school programming).
  • Assists with the programming needs of the following: Plymouth State University Young Adult Prevention Strategies; Restorative Justice youth court diversion program; and the Parent Advisory Council.
  • Helps to develop, identify, update, improve and implement educational materials and other tools that encourage healthy decision making.
  • Organizes and facilitates community trainings and event in small and large group settings.

Community Engagement

  • Works closely with the CADY prevention team, volunteers, and other key community stakeholders to advance community education initiatives to strategically address the complex nature of substance misuse.
  • Establishes, fosters and maintains friendly and cooperative relationships with the public, private sector, schools, governmental agencies and social service agencies.
  • Develops and maintains partnerships with community leaders and organizations, keeping health promotion and prevention at the forefront of collaborative efforts.

Data and Reporting

  • Prepares monthly program tracking and reporting for submission to CADY data coordinator.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establishes and maintains organized filing system and records.
  • Serves as a health education resource for CADY and Central NH Public Health Network.
  • Promotes the drug-free mission of CADY with the community-at-large in all modes of communication.
  • Frequent regional travel required. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.
  • Adheres to all policies, procedures and directives set forth by CADY.
  • Assumes all duties as appropriate to this position and maintains a collaborative mindset to support miscellaneous tasks as needed.

Qualifications/Skills/Abilities

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in public health, education, social work or related field and two years of experience in a health-related field.
  • Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) or pending certification within two years of hire.
  • Requires familiarity with substance misuse prevention, intervention, treatment and working knowledge of the fundamentals of emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues.
  • Knowledge of public health and positive youth development principles and practices.
  • Requires advanced ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must have the ability to relate to, and work with, children, adolescents, and adults.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and time-management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects.
  • Supervisory and group facilitation skills.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Demonstrates good judgment, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Requires working knowledge of personal computers and software applications to include word processing and PowerPoint.
  • Requires ability to interact positively with both internal and external partners.
  • Willingness to attend trainings to strengthen knowledge base.

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