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Healthy Aging Coordinator

SUMMARY

The Health Aging Coordinator will serve under the direct supervision of the Health and Wellness Supervisor. The Health and Wellness Coordinator will work with elderly populations in one of TNDC HUD senior sites.

The Healthy Aging Coordinator primary responsibility is educating residents about healthy aging in place, supporting and fostering continued opportunities for residents to live independently in communities for as long as possible.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Establish and maintain culturally relevant health and wellness on-site programs for seniors aging in place.
  • Create and distribute monthly calendar of health and wellness site specific programs: e.g. Plan and offer varied site base and off-site monthly programs, using group and individual oriented interventions to maximize participants’ cognitive and functional abilities.
  • Participate in distribution of resident satisfaction surveys, annually.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records, files, and statistics on tenants being served through Health and Wellness program.
  • Participate in task/committee, special projects, as assigned by Health and Wellness Program Manager.
  • Actively participate in team discussions offering feedback, ideas and suggestions both on a day-to-day basis and in team meetings.
  • Consult with supervisor on programming issue/challenges.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Demonstrated ability to work with, and sensitivity to, an elderly, diverse, low-income, multi-ethnic population.
  • Demonstrates ability to create a health and wellness promotion environment through community collaboration and involvement
  • Demonstrated dependability, creativity, initiative and follow- through.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond appropriately to unusual situations in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a team and independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate meetings.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement health and wellness programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate the critical needs of low-income senior community.
  • Basic knowledge of MS word and excel and outlook.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences, Health Education, Public Health, Community Health Worker, Gerontology, Psychology, Social Work, and other related fields
  • Two to three years of experience working with seniors.
  • Associates Degree in the above fields and three to five years of experience working with seniors may substitute for a BA degree.
  • Bilingual: Cantonese/English,

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Concentrations or minors in Health Education, Recreation Therapy or Art Therapy.
  • Knowledge of and interests in moving forward the work of  health equity, cultural humility, food insecurity and social justice