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Employee Wellness Specialist

Newton County Board of Commissioners

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Purpose of Classification:

Under the direction of the Director of Human Resources and Risk Management, the Employee Wellness Specialist leads and coordinates efforts to support Newton County Government’s initiative to improve the health and wellness of its employees. The Employee Wellness Specialist will administer the County’s Employee Wellness Program by creating awareness, motivation, and tools to help employees adapt and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to think critically and use strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to develop and lead projects and facilitate teams.
  • Knowledge of public health core functions and public health processes (assessment, development, assurances and evaluation), and familiarity with current public health topics.
  • Advanced knowledge of state and federal employee wellness regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience preparing information to present to groups, presenting to large and small audiences, and facilitating meetings.
  • Previous experience and skills to develop and organize educational and publicity materials.
  • Experience administering wellness programs.
  • Modern knowledge of wellness programs principles and techniques for program expansion.
  • Experience collecting, assembling, and analyzing data; preparing reports; and monitoring progress.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with both internal and external stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An associate’s degree from an accredited college with major coursework in health education, health promotion, nutrition, physical education, or a related field.
  • Three years of health/wellness programming experience and/or demonstrated competence in health wellness management is preferred
  • Associates degree
  • Hold a nationally recognized certification in health and wellness.
  • Previous experience moving strategies/ideas from conceptual to implementation and execution.
  • Experience in grant writing and grant reporting processes.

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Plans, develops, coordinates and evaluates a comprehensive employee wellness program directed toward reducing health risks and improving health status.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with providers of wellness services and coordinates delivery of services to employees.
  • Heightens the awareness of the factors that can affect health and longevity, encouraging employees to take increased responsibility for their health behaviors.
  • Develops and maintains partnerships with external agencies and resources.
  • Creates and facilitates wellness presentations and training programs.
  • Develops promotion and publicity plans for the wellness program throughout the organization.
  • Prepares and distributes internal news releases and articles on health topics and wellness program.
  • Coordinates health fairs, health screenings and various health-related workshops.
  • Compiles and analyzes statistical summaries of participant health and wellness activity data to ensure proper detailed program evaluation.
  • Assembles data from a variety of sources for use in assessment and planning of wellness programs.
  • Conducts surveys as needed; and consults with community agencies, advisory groups, task forces and the community agencies to coordinate, advise, and advance wellness program purposes and practices.
  • Assists with program budget development and transactions; tracks associated costs and monitors monthly expenditures.
  • Analyzes, interprets, and reports research findings and recommendations.
  • Ensures the timely completion of assigned projects.
  • Determines techniques and procedures for the improvement of health education activities.
  • Provides data for long-term planning for the Employee Wellness Program.

This job description is a summary of the functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

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