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This job expired on October 31, 2016

Health and Wellness Coordinator Community Access

  • Date Posted September 01, 2016
  • Location New York, NY
  • Category Agriculture / Culinary
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Not for profit community based agency. 

Community Access expands opportunities for people living with mental health concerns to recover from trauma and discrimination through affordable housing, training, advocacy and healing-focused services. We are built upon the simple truth that people are experts in their own lives.

  • Human Rights  We challenge and lead the mental health system towards greater rights-based policies and practices.
  • Peer Expertise  We are dedicated to a workforce where at least 51% of our employees identify as having a personal experience using mental health services. We ensure that the voices and wisdom of individuals who have used mental health services have a visible and active presence in all aspects of our work.
  • Self-Determination  We defend the right of all individuals to create lives of their own choosing.Harm ReductionWe embrace policies and practices that promote dignity, wellbeing and access to health care.
  • Healing and Recovery  We seek out and promote culturally relevant, trauma-informed and research-based opportunities for individual and community wellness.
Job description

The Health and Wellness Coordinator provides leadership, support, development and implementation of Community Access’ agency-wide wellness agenda, recognizing the social determinants of health and embracing wellness in the physical, emotional, environmental and spiritual domains.

The Coordinator is engaged in food-related activities including

  • Planning, supervision and participation in urban agriculture
  • Oversight of development and implementation of healthy menus, with a focus on locally sourced ingredients, at assigned sites including Gouverneur Court,
  • Wellness education and advocacy.
  • Collaboration with staff and program participants to support the creation and implementation of physical activity and food programs. 
  • Working with Health Division staff to develop whole-health campaigns and resources consistent with agency and regulatory standards. 
  • Supervision of 3 full time staff members, two chefs and one coordinator of urban agriculture.


Qualified candidates must have

  • Understanding, appreciation, and commitment to the philosophy and mission of Community Access;
  • Expertise in the fields of food studies, nutrition, urban agriculture, public health, and/or related fields;
  • Commitment to working with individuals who experience barriers to accessing nutritious foods and quality health care, including individuals with mental health concerns, individuals living with HIV/AIDS, individuals with histories of homelessness, individuals using drugs/alcohol, etc;
  • Ability to use planning, judgment and problem-solving skills to develop, assess and improve upon health and wellness programs and activities;
  • Capacity to develop programing and activities which address the social determinants of health and are culturally relevant;
  • Knowledge of NYC food, wellness, and health resources that serve those living with long-term chronic health concerns/those living in poverty; Have skills to promote access to health and wellness opportunities utilizing a harm reduction, person-centered approach;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Management/supervisory experience required;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work as part of a team;
  • Ability to utilize various computer programs;
  • Creativity and flexibility;
  • Ability to maintain confidential information, as related to position;
  • Initiative responsiblity for follow through

Bilingual Spanish-speaking, preferred.  Ability to speak other relevant languages, dependent upon specific needs of tenants;

Must be fingerprinted and cleared by the Justice Center (JC).

Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Compensation this position is : salaried Application instructions
This job expired on October 31, 2016
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