The School Health Specialist supports school and community program objectives by identifying community health needs and will assist in the planning and implementation of programs and strategies designed for advancing the health of children, their families and the school community in accordance with the strategic and business objectives of AtlantiCare.
The School Health Specialist assists local school districts in developing, organizing and executing health and wellness initiatives within the framework of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model.
The School Health Specialist builds and maintains strong community and internal relations and seeks out opportunities for program enhancement and service expansion in the AtlantiCare primary and regional service areas.
This position supports organizational goals by providing quality community and customer service; by promoting health through a myriad of venues, including special events; and by demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and cooperation.
This position supports organizational goals by providing quality customer service, participating in performance improvement efforts and by demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and cooperation.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in related health education field required.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: A certified health education specialist (CHES) or comparable professional development certification and/or license preferred or obtained within one year of employment. A valid NJ driver's license is required.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum 3 years of professional health education and program development experience in a school or youth-based setting, or similar setting, required. Grant management experience strongly preferred. High level of computer proficiency required, including Microsoft Office, internet and social media, required. Writing experience preferred, including blogs, newsletters and email blasts.
Possesses well-developed communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
Interacts effectively with all levels of the organization.
Demonstrates commitment to internal and external customer service and flexibility performing required duties.
Possesses good critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Participates in educational activities and responsible for ongoing professional and personal growth.
Collaborates with members of the health engagement team in making referrals to related programs and services.
Builds relationships and partnerships with all key stakeholders.
Is cost-conscious and functions in a fiscally prudent way when utilizing resources.
Performs job duties in a manner consistent with the organization's regulatory requirements and departmental standards.
Possesses working knowledge of current technology used in the marketing of health messaging and necessary for executing program goals.
Potential for exposure to hazards and risks of the hospital environment, including exposure to infectious diseases and hazardous substances and the potential for injury.
This position requires travel mostly in and around the AtlantiCare primary service areas, as well as some travel within the regional service area of AtlantiCare. Other locations may be required as related to job expectations. Position requires flexibility of work hours. This position requires occasional walking and standing. May have prolonged periods of sitting, occasional work outdoors and frequently working with such equipment as a computer terminal/fax machine/copier/telephone. Position will also require ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
Essential functions for this position are listed on the assessment and evaluation tool.
This position reports to department leadership.
The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
AtlantiCare is an equal opportunity employer that takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.