City of Boston Residency Required
Promote health equity, inclusion and diversity within the BPHC, department and community. Knowledge of, or willingness to learn about the role of public health in addressing racism, the social determinants of health, and inequities in health outcomes as well as strategies to advance racial justice and health equity. Demonstrated formal or informal social justice advocacy experience and/or community organizing/mobilization experience.
The Boston Public Health Commission works to protect, promote and preserve the health and well-being of all Boston residents, particularly the most vulnerable. Since 1984, Commission's Homeless Services Bureau, has been a leader in serving the city's most vulnerable homeless individuals through emergency shelter, workforce supports, and housing services. Utilizing a Housing First framework and working to ensure that homelessness in the city of Boston is rare, brief, and one-time, the Commission works to quickly house individuals experiencing homelessness and then provides in-home, community-based stabilization to ensure that individuals do not return to homelessness. The Wellness Coordinator provides individual and group, support to Bureau frontline staff and serves as a staff liaison to Bureau leadership, helping them to successfully accomplish Bureau and Commission priorities.
- Under the general supervision of the Bureau Director or Associate Bureau Director, develops, implements, and oversee wellness activities and initiatives for the bureau. The individual will oversee data collection, conduct assessment, serve as ambassador for wellness, maintain staff decompressions rooms and staff lounges to promote safe and dignified spaces.
- In conjunction with HSB Leadership and staff draft policies and procedures for the ensuring and promoting the health and well-being of staff.
- Works closely with BPHC's Family Support Director and ensures BPHC resources are available to HSB staff.
- Maintains accurate and up-to-date inventory of free and affordable community-based resources for physical activity within online resource directory and database.
- Promotes various wellness strategies which include conducting on-site trainings, and wellness referral service.
- Stays current on evidence-based best practices on employee wellness and makes recommendations for changes in procedures.
- May supervises staff, interns, and peer educators on some projects and assignments.
- Collaborates with and maintains communication with various internal BPHC programs and community coalitions and partners.
- Ensures discretion and confidentiality of highly sensitive nature.
- Works in a confidential capacity with staff, the Bureau Director, and HSB leadership.
- Represents Bureau on assigned committees, including Wellness Committee and other wellbeing related initiatives.
- Coordinates the planning and implementation of events, including large scale meetings, conferences, and community and client gatherings.
- Participates in the development, coordination, and facilitation of staff trainings.
- Perform other duties as required.
- Promote health equity, inclusion and diversity within the BPHC, department and community.
- Knowledge of or willingness to learn about the role of public health in addressing racism, the social determinants of health, and inequities in health outcomes as well as strategies to advance racial justice and health equity.
- Demonstrated formal or informal social justice advocacy experience and/or community organizing/mobilization experience.
- Bachelor's degree in relevant area and 1-year experience, OR Associate's Degree in relevant area and 2 years' experience; OR 5 years of equivalent experience may be substituted for a degree.
- Training, knowledge, and skills in employee wellness/assistance, psychology, social work, or related field.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively.
- Ability to write clearly and concisely, and to follow and to give written and oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner.
- Ability to prepare reports and to maintain accurate records.
- Ability to understand, explain, apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures of unit activities.
- Ability to establish rapport with others and to maintain harmonious working relationships with others required. Ability to work as part of a team.
- Demonstrated knowledge & experience with MSOffice, MSWord/Excel, Windows and/or other software.
- Commitment to role of public health in promoting racial justice and health equity. Understanding and ability to speak to the connection between racism, health and other social outcomes for people of color.
- Prefer familiarity with Boston neighborhoods, community-based organizations and systems.
- Ability to design flyers and informational materials
- Demonstrated cultural competence with the diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic groups.
- Bilingual and/or bicultural applicants encouraged to apply.
- MA drivers' license preferred.
City of Boston Residency Required. A Criminal Offenders Records Information request must be completed for this position. However, a record is not an automatic bar to employment but is reviewed in relation to the job applied for., This position requires direct client/patient contact and as a result of such direct contact, certain immunizations will be recommended and/or required prior to commencement of employment duties., Any position that requires an advanced degree will be subject to education verification, The Boston Public Health Commission is an EEO Employer and all applicants meeting the minimum requirements are eligible to apply.
$52,000 to $56,000 annually
35 hours per week; Monday to Friday, 9AM to 5PM