HARLEM CHILDREN’S ZONE
Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) – a world-renowned education and poverty-fighting organization based in New York – seeks an enthusiastic, dedicated, and mission aligned Health Educator to support our K-12 programming.
The Health Educator will bring a passion for the mission of Harlem Children’s Zone: break the cycle of intergenerational poverty with comprehensive, on-the-ground programming that builds up opportunities for children and families to thrive in school, work, and life.
The Health Educator will join our team that is dedicated to implementing Healthy Harlem programming at respective sites and report to the health coordinator. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, energetic health educator that will facilitate family health workshops for caregivers and individual goal-setting sessions with youth.
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Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, health education or related field with 2-3 years of relevant work experience; experience working with youth is preferred
Must have experience conducting health/nutrition assessments, facilitating group and individual health counseling, and implementing health education workshops
Who you are
Comfortable working in various urban settings and with diverse populations
Familiarity with motivational interviewing techniques
Team-oriented with strong organizational and collaborative skills
Excellent group facilitation, classroom management and presentation skills
Adapts well to changes in assignment and priorities with the ability to respond effectively to new information, changing conditions, and unexpected obstacles
What you’ll do
Facilitate individual and small group sessions to guide youth to adopt healthy eating and physical activity habits
Facilitate weekly family health workshops for parents and caregivers
Ensure that all high-risk students meet every two weeks for one-on-one goal setting sessions
Facilitate Wellness Clubs to promote peer support and opportunities to engage in fun wellness activities
Support site-based Healthy Harlem team in implementing nutrition and physical activity programming
Document student activities, participation, and services provided
Provide consistent motivation, enthusiasm, and role modeling for healthy lifestyle choices
Advocate healthier eating for students, families, and staff
Gather measurements for height, weight and PACER fitness test
Attend in-house professional development trainings
Must be available to work after-school hours and evenings (3-7 p.m.), 28 hours per week as well as attend trainings on the second Thursday of every month, 12-2 p.m.
As a member of the Harlem Children’s Zone team, you will join a supportive and inclusive community dedicated to helping children, families – and our staff – thrive.
Please take a look at our Part-Time benefits below.
Our exceptional Part-Time benefits include:
Paid sick leave
Employee referral bonus
Physical wellness discounts
Additional Benefits (Discounts on flights, hotels, theme parks, concert tickets, and more.)
The hourly rate for this position is $25-$30 per hour. To be considered, interested applicants can also submit a cover letter and resume to . No telephone inquiries or recruiters, please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. Harlem Children’s Zone is an EOE.
Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $25.00 – $30.00 per hour
Monday to Friday
Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in health, nutrition or related field?
Work Location: In person