Helping Mercer To Build a Village One Child at a Time

Health/Wellness Specialist/Educator

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Supervise Senior Care Manager and Care Managers in:
    • Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
    • Advances the mission and values of the Capitol County Children's Collaborative on behalf of staff, children, and families.
    • Participates in the Wraparound Model of collaboration within the Child Family Team (CFT) model as it pertains to the development of self-management health goals to be included in the service plan.
    • Provides wellness education, specific and general, to chronic conditions of assigned youth including but not limited to: obesity/weight issues, eating disorders, nutrition and fitness issues.
    • Provides education to children and their parents on health promotion planning and activities, including motivating/intervening to increase treatment and medication compliance and support of lifestyle change.
    • Facilitates regular contact via phone calls and face-to-face meetings with assigned youth and their families to monitor progress, provide support to the self-management goals included in the service plan, and participates in transitional care and follow-up on assigned youth.

QUALIFICATIONS

    REQUIRED:
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • Must be able to pass a motor vehicle check
  • Must be able to travel during work hours throughout Mercer County, New Jersey and other New Jersey locations. (Required)
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) (A Plus).
  • Bilingual language skills (Spanish or other language in addition to English) (Strongly Preferred).

REQUIRED SKILLS, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Relevant majors for the Bachelor's degree include: Health Education, Nutrition, Dietetics, or related field. (Required)
  • 2 or more years work experience with young children through adolescents in areas such as diet and nutrition, exercise and fitness, and/or wellness/preventive health measures. (Required).
  • Interest in children through adolescents and their well being. (Required)
  • Computer literacy with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Outlook. (Required)
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication (including teaching) skills. (Required)

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Capitol County Children’s Collaborative Human Resources Department at employment@capitolkids.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Care Manager (multiple openings)

We are seeking candidates for Care Managers. These positions are responsible for working with children, families, providers & the community throughout Mercer County, New Jersey, to coordinate care in multiple systems. Care Managers report to Care Manager Supervisors.

Job Responsibilities

  • Plan and coordinate service utilization, needs, gaps, and linkages in conjunction with the Community Resource Manager.
  • Complete all required documentation, plan development and target performance goals as defined by the contract and the internal QAPI plan established by the Capitol County Children's Collaborative.
  • Assist the Care Manager Supervisor(s) and/or Senior Management Team in securing data and report production when deemed appropriate.
  • Empower youth and families, emphasizing informal support development and community resources.
  • Develop a strength based family driven plan utilizing both formal and informal resources to stabilize and sustain healthier family functioning.
  • Titrate services and transition families assessing community resources within a sound clinical framework and adherence with the quality of functionality using the Strength and Needs Assessment as a measure.
  • Identify all services to families in the ISP and ensure that authorization is obtained from Perform Care, the Care Manager Supervisor and/or Chief Operations Officer.
  • Serve as a role model for other Care Managers in Capitol County Children's Collaborative and to children and their families being served by Capitol County Children's Collaborative.
  • Assist family in obtaining Medicaid/3560 by completing PE Application and submittal.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (Required); Master's degree (a plus)
  • One or more years of experience in a related position, preferably with at-risk children & families. (Required)
  • Prior experience in managing wraparound/individual services. (Required)
  • Developmental Disabilities (DD) or Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (IDD) experience. (Strongly Preferred)
  • Substance Abuse experience. (Would be a plus)
  • Valid driver's license. (Required)
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, organizational, and assessment skills. (Required)
  • Possess energy, creativity, and cultural competence. (Required)
  • Able to work under supervision and as part of a team. (Required)
  • Bilingual language skills (Spanish or other language(s)) in addition to English strongly preferred.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and other supporting documentation to employment@capitolkids.org.
Additional information about Capitol County Children's Collaborative and this opening may be found on our website www.capitolkids.org
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Equal Opportunity Employer

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