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Health and Wellness Coordinator
Lantern Community Services
The Health and Wellness Coordinator is responsible for working with single adults with HIV/AIDS, living in supportive housing, towards comprehensive physical and emotional health and independence. By emphasizing health and wellness and using a client centered approach, the Health and Wellness Coordinator will provide individual and group interventions to maximize personal growth, housing stability and achievement of goals, while also building a respectful and positive community. This position will work as a member of an interdisciplinary team in supportive housing serving single adults with HIV/AIDS impacted by mental illness, substance abuse and homelessness. The Health and Wellness Coordinator reports to the Program Director. This position is exempt.
? Develops and implements progressive programming (serving individuals and groups) aimed at ensuring all clients have access to information and services based on best practices in the delivery of health and wellness programming;
? Works closely with clients and social workers to provide services focusing on health and wellness and support individualized service planning;
? Builds partnerships and linkages with progressive and/or alternative community agencies that serve the needs of clients;
? Trains staff and serves as a program expert in provision of best practices and progressive services and programming related to health and wellness;
? Participates in weekly clinical case conferences, regular staff meetings, individual supervision and other meetings as required;
? Documents all client work in confidential electronic records;
? Completes reports as directed by supervisor; and
? Performs other job-related functions, as assigned.
A Master’s degree for the Health and Wellness Coordinator position is strongly preferred, and a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years’ experience providing direct service to populations impacted by HIV/AIDS, mental illness, substance abuse and homelessness is required. The Health and Wellness Coordinator should have experiences with alternative health and wellness concepts and programming including smoking cessation, stress management, harm reduction, relaxation techniques and nutrition. Candidates should have the ability to work as a collaborative team member with a diverse population, be proactive problem solvers willing and able to seek creative solutions in the interest of clients and building a strong and respectful community and have experience providing training to staff,facilitating groups and effectively engaging clients with multiple barriers to stability and independence.
A Master’s degree for the Health and Wellness Coordinator position is strongly preferred
How TO APPLY:
Please email a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Candidates being considered for the position must sign a release form for Lantern Community Services to perform a criminal background check. Lantern Community Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.
Lantern Organization, a not-for-profit housing developer and service provider established in 1997 to strengthen New York City communities, provides permanent supportive housing for more than 1,400 single adults and families living with special needs, including chronic homelessness, HIV/AIDS and mental illness, as well as young adults aging out of the foster care system. Following the Housing First model, Lantern Community Services, the social service affiliate of Lantern Organization, provides a complement of counseling and supportive services to help clients stabilize their lives, maintain their housing stability and advance towards their individualized goals, including financial independence.