Outreach & Wellness Coordinator
The Outreach and Wellness Coordinator performs moderately complex public health and outreach work. Work involves planning, developing, and implementing evidence-based intervention programs and conducting public information and outreach activities. Position provides operational support to the AAA by assisting in the development and implementation of the area plan including, collecting, analyzing data, preparing reports, and ensuring timely submission of departmental reports in compliance with state and federal rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. This is a responsible and highly visible non-supervisory position. Works under moderate supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Ensure the compilation, analysis and submission of fiscal and programmatic reports related to the program in compliance with applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures in a manner that supports state and federal requirements.
Coordinates activities that implement and further the development of evidence-based programs with an emphasis on health, safety, and wellness, including research into evidence-based program best practices.
Participates in planning and conducting public information and outreach activities as defined by Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
Develops, facilitates, and supports working partnerships with other area agencies on aging, state and local agencies, and community-based organizations.
May recruit and assist in retention of volunteers which may include training.
Maintains and oversees accurate documentation of all client and volunteer data in accordance with applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures in a manner that supports state and federal requirements.
Maintains current files which support the programs including grant awards, performance reports, correspondence, budgets, billing, report submission, donated items, funds and services, and any other program-related documentation.
Attends training, meetings and conferences related to program goals.
Maintains strict client confidentiality of client / volunteer information, whether such data is electronic or otherwise.
May participate in the development of program policies and procedures
Other Important Duties:
Performs other related duties as may be assigned.
Knowledge of: Local, state and federal laws and regulations relevant to program area; basic understanding of the aging process and its impact on the older adult population, as well as a willingness to assist in the prevention and solution of problems and awareness of aging services.
Skill/Ability to: Organize and maintain education and training needs for the agency and the aging population and their caregivers throughout the region; demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication; prepare reports and correspondence in a neat, accurate and legible manner; establish and maintain effective working relationships with personnel of all programs within the AAA; demonstrate ability to relate to the elderly and their families; analyze and evaluate aging services programs and activities; work independently; and demonstrate a high level of organization.
Acceptable Experience and Training
Bachelor’s degree in public administration, gerontology, psychology, sociology, social work, or a related field, plus one year of relevant experience; or
High school graduation or its equivalent, plus at least two years of experience; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Certificates and Licenses required:
Must become trained to facilitate Area Plan approved evidence-based programming within 30 days of hire date, or within 60 days of implementation of a new evidence-based program by the agency.