NHC Position Type
The Community Health Specialist for the Greater Wyoming Valley Area YMCA will report to the Healthy Communities Coordinator in partnership with the Y’s Wellness Director and will take responsibility for multiple Healthy Communities programs and projects related to chronic disease prevention, increased access to healthy nutrition for youth, individuals and families, and promoting safe and healthy walking and bicycling in the community. The Community Health Specialist will also play an instrumental role in re-invigorating the County’s multi-organization LiveWell Luzerne community health coalition as part of recovery from the COVID-10 pandemic.
The Community Health Specialist will accomplish this by providing free materials. outreach and education directly to the local population, helping everyone, and especially those in at-risk communities, to live healthier lives. The Y provides these programs at Y sites and at sites throughout the community that are accessible to a low-income population.
Y Healthy Communities programming is specifically designed to target low-income, underserved and vulnerable populations through marketing/promotion, free provision of services, and partnering with other organizations to provide services to their low-income clients and students including residents of the City of Wilkes-Barre Housing Authority, senior housing apartments and the Wilkes-Barre Area School District.
Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate
The NHC member serving as a Healthy Communities Specialist for the Greater Wyoming Valley Area YMCA should be:
Qualifications for this service member:
Knowledge Required for the Position
Skills and/or experience that will help a member succeed in this position:
Additional requirements to fulfill the position: