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Health and Wellness Coordinator

The position of the Health and Wellness Coordinator will coordinate health services including health education and prevention in the emergency shelter for women and children experiencing homelessness. Provide health history and treatment planning, screenings and physical health assessments, referrals and crisis intervention. Serve as a resident advocate and a link between the health and wellness clinic and the University of Akron’s Center for Nursing, Akron General Medical Center and other health care resources within the community. The Health and Wellness Coordinator is responsible for coordinating addiction and health education groups with community partners. This position is a full-time exempt position. 

Completion of bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Health Services Administration or related field with minimum one year experience. Basic knowledge of departmental & governmental (HIPPA) health care regulations, policies, and procedures. Basis knowledge and understanding of the homeless population and recovery systems. Excellent organizational and efficiency skills. Valid Ohio driver’s license and reliable transportation required.
  • Develop plans and policies that address public health issues as they relate to congregate living.
  • Educate shelter residents about health issues and empowering them to aid in the prevention of spreading illness.
  • Develop comprehensive wellness planning for the shelter.
  • Help monitor and reduce health related outbreaks in the shelter.
  • Perform health risk assessments
  • Administer mental health assessments
  • Assist families with getting up-to-date immunizations
  • Assist individuals to identify behaviors and lifestyle problems that are related to their addiction.
  • Coordinate special programs (Recovery Coaching, Peer Support, Chick Chat, etc) with community providers.
  • Act as first responder for medical conditions at Emergency Shelter.
  • Contribute to the development, monitoring and evaluation of care delivery by the primary healthcare team.
  • Coordinate with other Client Services staff for comprehensive individualized plans.
  • Assist residents with scheduling health related appointments (i.e. dental, vision, planned parenthood, etc.)
  • Link residents with a medical home.
  • Oversee distribution and procurement of resident medications.
  • Responsible for data collection and reporting.
  • Encourage and support individuals, families and groups to address issues which affect their health and social well-being through weekly one on one meetings.
  • Oversee digitalizing of medical files and records.
  • Represent the interests of individuals and families when they are not able to do so themselves.
  • Develop and maintain the health promotion material within the Agency including information provided by collaborators.
  • Implement, document and coordinate the “Getting To Know You” series
  • Promote effective communication and relationships.
  • Works collaboratively as a Client Services team member to achieve department goals.
  • Responsible for adhering to all policy and procedures as outlined in the employee handbook and other departmental procedure manuals.
Accountability: The Health and Wellness position is accountable to the Director of Client Services.
  • To protect the residents of ACCESS, background checks are performed on all potential employees before hiring decision is complete. This is to ensure that employees assigned to certain positions have no history of criminal behavior relevant to their employment and to ensure that employees are not under any form of correctional control (e.g., probation, inactive probation, parole, or community control).
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $18-$20 per hour
COVID-19 considerations:
Masks are worn through out the building.