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Lead Health Educator – Out of School Time

HealthMPowers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering children to have healthy habits and transforming environments where children live, learn and play. With a strong 20-year track record, a variety of funding sources, and well-developed partnerships with government agencies, civic organizations, school systems and others, HealthMPowers is poised for continued success in improving healthy eating and physical activity of children to impact future health, academic success as well as economic and national security.

By integrating nutrition education and physical activity into settings where children spend their time (schools, childcare centers, and after-school programs), the organization creates a culture that supports lifelong healthy lifestyle choices for children, staff, families and communities. Using the evidence-based guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HealthMPowers has a proven track record of improving health knowledge, behavior, physical fitness and environments for sustainable health improvements in low-income communities.

Summary

The Out of School Time Lead Health Educator implements HealthMPowers programming to their sites to empower youth to make healthier choices and make sustainable changes that transform environments where children live, learn and play.

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Lead Health Educator – Out of School Time
EMPLOYER: HealthMPowers, Inc.
SALARY RANGE: $39,000 to $42,000
REPORTS TO: Out of School Time Project Director
SERVING: Newton County, DeKalb County and Fulton County
JOB TYPE: Full Time

Out of School Time Health Educators are 12-month employees serving students through the school year and summer.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Schedule and deliver all SNAP-Ed nutrition/physical activity on-site direct services to the assigned afterschool sites for youth, site staff and families
  • Deliver face-to-face and/or distance learning trainings for the site teams and provide coaching on best practices for the topic areas in nutrition and physical activity.
  • Document work with each site to show progress toward accomplishment of program objectives and adoption of incremental behavior and PSE (Policy System and Environmental) change.
  • Collect setting data as required.
  • Provide technical assistance, resources and advice to assist sites in achieving their plans for nutrition/physical activity improvement based on their needs assessment results.
  • Provide training and activities for Youth Health Advocates and Youth Health Advisor, if requested.
  • Assist in developing and conducting tri-annual trainings to site staff.
  • Provide outstanding service and escalate issues where sites are dissatisfied.
  • Share evidenced based knowledge with HealthMPowers staff for the benefit of our sites.
  • Collect qualitative information from sites for creating success stories.
  • Perform clerical and non-instructional assignments as assigned.
  • Maintain accurate records.

Essential Functions

  • Lead the delivery of services in participating sites in partnership with Project Director, health educators and each entities team.
  • Serve as a mentor for new health educators
  • Assist Executive Program Director and Project Director as needed.
  • Collect setting data as required for the functionality of the OST setting
  • Ensure program implementation is consistent with HealthMPowers quality standards and evidence-based practices.
  • Engage youth and parents in Cooking Matters curriculum, hands-on garden lessons, taste-testing experiences and model physical activity lessons.
  • Complete all preparations for class including, but not limited to, assembling and transporting equipment, materials, groceries, and preparing volunteer staff.
  • Deliver training to classroom teachers/center staff through model lessons.
  • Deliver face-to-face and/or distance learning training for the school teams and provide coaching on best practices for the topic areas in nutrition and physical activity.
  • Perform clerical and non-instructional assignments as assigned.
  • Meet weekly with a team of educators for training and support.
  • A willingness to work non-standard afterschool hours.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Education: Bachelors

Experience: Grant Management, Nutrition, Health Science, Public Health, Urban Health, Education, or Youth Engagement

Background: Minimum 1-year experience in related field

Competencies

  • Non-profit Budgets
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a group
  • Experience with classroom management is strongly preferred
  • Experience with gardening
  • Passion for empowering children and healthy lifestyles
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, quickly evolving environment
  • Decision Making
  • Initiative
  • Hands-on cooking, gardening and physical activity demonstrations.
  • The ability to learn quickly, work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task effectively
  • Strong and effective large group/small-group presentation, facilitation and management skills.

Other

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.