Coordinator, Community Affairs Program
Cambridge Health Alliance - Somerville, MA

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Schedules regular and special health screening events in collaboration with Manager, Everett Council on Aging, and senior housing sites. Publicizes and conducts regularly scheduled blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and other screenings at the Everett Armory Senior Center, and other senior sites in Everett.

Schedules, publicizes and oversees monthly health talks.

Works with manager to publicizes exercise and Tai Chi classes.

Develops quarterly outreach publicity plan for program activities in collaboration with Manager, and supports implementation of assigned publicity tasks. Oversees monthly submissions to the Golden Times newsletter.

Supports the development and implementation of regular and special nutrition education programming (Nutrition groups, Healthy Eating program) in collaboration with Manager.

In coordination with the Director of Community Health Outreach, supervisor, and other Community Affairs staff, creates, implements, and leads evidence-based senior health self-management programs (e.g. Healthy Eating, Chronic Disease Self Management, Healthy Emotions groups)

Serves as a resource to senior population for health information, social service information and other needs.

Maintains Everett Older Adult Program Office; Develops and maintains regular, effective communication with Armory staff and relevant community partners

Recruits and supervises senior volunteers

Maintains screening supplies and screening approval notifications

Conducts evaluations, focus groups, and surveys to assess the status of senior health in an effort to better serve the population in coordination with Manager and other Community Affairs staff

Attends continuing education trainings

Participates in monthly staff meetings

Publicizes CAF Senior Health Programs and events as directed

Coordinates special projects (e.g. specialist trainings) as assigned

Participates as an active member of Health Promotions, Access and Outreach Team; attends meetings and participate in committees as required; participates with other VHA Program and CAF staff on continuing development of program structure and materials and other duties as assigned

Participates in regular program reporting, mailings and data entry as required

Completes annual educational requirements and in-service training as required

Performs other related duties as assigned or directedEducation/Training: Bachelors degree Certifications: Health Education Certification preferred.

Work Experience: o Three to five years previous experience coordinating community-based and/or health promotion/education programs required o Experience working with seniors strongly preferred o Knowledge of community based organizations, programs, and services in targeted community area preferred o Previous experience with health education outreach and education preferred o Experience leading evidence-based self-management support groups preferred o Previous presentation experience preferred o Experience working in a community setting required o Ability to work, communicate, and prioritize in a demanding, busy environment Physical Skills: Sufficient mobility to negotiate physical plant. Strength and endurance to perform physically for long periods of time (four to eight plus hours) (i.e., walking, lifting, bending, twisting, standing, reaching). Language: Knowledge of a second language helpful Skills: 1) Able to work in a demanding, busy and stressful environment 2) High degree of creative thinking 3) Able to effectively prioritize competing projects and responsibilities 4) Possesses communication and interpersonal relationship skills 5) High degree of judgment, initiative and leadership. 6) Ability to comply with the Alliance policy on confidentiality of information regarding patients, families and co-workers. 7) Must have own car and a valid driver’s license. Need to travel around cities of Cambridge, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and surrounding communities in Metro Boston.

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