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Wellness Specialist

Company: Marcfirst
Location: Normal
Posted on: January 9, 2021

Job Description:

Wellness SpecialistMarcfirst's mission is to connect families and people with developmental disabilities to their community through a lifetime of meaningful supports. Marcfirst provides a continuum of services and supports for families, children and adults throughout their lifetime including residential, vocational development, employment, high school transition and therapeutic supports for children. Marcfirst envisions a community that encourages and accepts all people.Marcfirst is seeking a full-time Wellness Specialist. In this position, you will be responsible for development, coordination, and support of wellness and recreational activities across a variety of environments for persons served in our Marcfirst homes, FriendsFirst, and the Partnerships in Health Program. Position reports to the Wellness Coordinator. If you have a passion for helping people reach their potential and making a difference in the community, then this position may be for you.Pay: $13.30/hourJob Type: Full-Time - 40 hours/weekResponsibilities:

  • Work closely with Wellness Coordinator in planning, coordinating and implementing wellness activities for the people and programs Marcfirst supports
  • Plan, coordinate and implement activities for FriendsFirst, a Marcfirst program open to adults with disabilities within the community
  • Assist Wellness Coordinator with supervision of interns and volunteers
  • Train Marcfirst staff on documenting recreational and wellness activities
  • Complete and document assigned outcome interviews with persons served
  • Participate in discovery meetings and in the development of person-centered plans
  • Ensures required documentation and data are submitted to the appropriate staff to be used in reports made to funders, including foundation and government grantors.
  • Develop and distribute monthly calendar of activities for FriendsFirst and ROAM (Recreational Opportunities at Marcfirst)
  • Support the Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) Staff
  • Provide input into the development of nutrition program with regard to individual's with specific dietary needs
  • Train on shopping (use of LINK cards)
  • Confirm attendance and participation in wellness activities at Carle BroMenn Health and Fitness Center
  • As requested, assists in the completion and submission of grant applications specific to recreational and wellness initiatives
  • Provide direct support in the CILA residential homes as requested.Requirements:
    • High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Physical Education, or related field preferred.
    • One year of experience supporting people with disabilitiesComputer skills including use of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
    • Typical work schedule may be daytime hours but nights/weekends may be required as needed so open availability is necessary
    • Physical demands include occasionally lifting and moving up to 50 pounds, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling; frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms; and good close/distance vision abilities
    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    • Must be able to successfully pass criminal, DCFS, and safe driving background check
    • Must be able to successfully pass TB test and drug screenMarcfirst Offers:
      • Supportive and positive work environment
      • Professional development and training opportunities
      • Flexible schedule options
      • Comprehensive benefit plans
      • Paid time off including vacation, personal time, and holidaysEEO/Affirmative Action EmployerPowered by JazzHRtGsesLkUct

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