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Ronald McDonald House of New York City


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January 15, 2020

Wellness Associate- Part Time

Summary/Objective

The Wellness Associate supports well being programming and needs for families. This Wellness Associate in the Programs Department primarily supports activities in the Blavatnik Family Foundation Wellness Center, RMH-NY Playroom and other relevant events. The Wellness Associate oversees volunteers, maintains a clean, appropriate and safe environment for all guests and acts as front-line personnel for the department.


Role/Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

• Work closely with the Wellness Manager to ensure the needs of activities in the Wellness Center are met including coverage, staffing, and supplies while supporting the Programs Manager with relevant requests

• Monitor and engage with young children while caregivers are participating in activities

• Work with the Wellness, Programs and Family Support teams to promote activities and programs to the families

• Clean and maintain a superior space in all areas of the Blavatnik Family Foundation Wellness Center and Lower Level Lounge to ensure a welcoming and safe environment


Responsibilities:

• Cultivate, train and engage volunteers to ensure standard operations procedures and expectations are being met

• Address support for families’ emotional and social challenges; direct families to appropriate resources for coping and stress management

• Ensure that all guests who visit the Blavatnik Family Foundation Wellness Center and Lower Level Lounge experience a supportive and nurturing environment

• Assist in providing input to grow and improve all Programs that support the unique families within the House

• Handle waivers, records, flyers and sign-up sheets related to the program assigned and place all information; maintain necessary inventory levels including organizing necessary supplies

• Create dedicated space in the Wellness Center for children’s activities while caregivers are participating in the programming

• Provide first-hand knowledge of Programs’ outcomes to determine best practices and modifications needed to the Wellness Manager

• Support reporting needs for the Wellness Manager by gathering data and other qualitative information

• Answer resident, guest or employee questions and address requests

• Determine the usability and appropriate implementation of donated and used items

• Schedule activities, identify metrics, and track attendance of programs

• Be attentive and observant of all parts of the facility and operations to ensure a safe and secure environment for all staff and guests; report violations or concerns in a timely fashion

• Serve as a resource for families, guests, staff, volunteers, donors and other community members


Qualifications & Competencies

• Must be able to work weekends

• High School Diploma with 2 years of relevant experience or B.A. in relevant coursework

• 2 Years of relevant experience working with children or families

• Hospitable personality: welcoming, positive demeanor, resourceful, attentive, compassionate, observant, engaging, sensitive, team-oriented while also demonstrating independence and initiative

• Strong communication skills: written, verbal and interpersonal

• Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and poised composure to work with families or guests in crisis or high-pressure circumstances

• Flexible work-style with ability to adjust priorities, multi-task, and manage time appropriately and work in a dynamic environment

• Knowledge of health, wellness, and nutrition is preferred

• Desire to learn and implement new and changing wellness activities

• Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office skills (Excel/Word/PowerPoint)

• Ability to lift/push/pull/carry up to 25lbs.

• Bi-lingual preferred (English/French/Creole/Spanish)


Additional

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ronald McDonald House New York believes that all employees are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity. We do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veterans, citizenship status, or any other legally protected characteristic while meeting the mental and physical requirements for the job.

Wellness Associate- Part Time

Summary/Objective

The Wellness Associate supports well being programming and needs for families. This Wellness Associate in the Programs Department primarily supports activities in the Blavatnik…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Entry level

Location

405 East 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021

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