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Specialist – Health Educator
Waterville, ME
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Job Summary:
MaineGeneral Health is a leading health care system that is proud of the culture of excellence, compassion and collaboration that extends to our patients, families and the communities we serve. We currently have a need for a Health Educator (SNAP-Ed) to fulfill the requirements of a grant funded nutrition education program.

Maine’s SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) at Healthy Northern Kennebec provides SNAP-Ed to residents in the Greater Waterville area. The program strives to educate Maine SNAP recipients on low cost, healthy eating and active lifestyles.

HNK provides SNAP-Ed nutrition education programs such as “Pick A Better Snack” and “Cooking Matters” to schools, child care centers and community organizations.

The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy choices within a limited budget and choose active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.

Are you ready to be part of a team that is committed to educating and empowering community members of the Northern Kennebec region? If so, we want to hear from you!

Job Description:

This position is responsible for assisting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) SNAP-Ed Coordinator in implementation of the work plan by delivering nutrition education programs to low income families and individuals in the Healthy Northern Kennebec service area. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

Work with SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator to schedule, deliver and report on nutrition and physical activity programs to a variety of age groups that fulfill the goals of the work plan. 
Partner with community organizations, work-sites, schools, child care sites and other community organizations to provide nutrition and physical activity information and programs to SNAP eligible households. 
Serve as a resource to the community seeking nutrition health information. Serve as a nutrition resource at community events and programs. 

The ideal candidate will have:

Bachelor’s degree, Nutrition Education or related field, preferred 
1 year or more SNAP Ed or related experience, preferred 
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), preferred 
Group Instructional Skills 
Proficiency in a suite of Microsoft Office applications

Scheduled Weekly Hours:
40

Scheduled Work Shift:

Job Exempt:
Yes

Benefits:

Supporting all aspects of our employees’ wellness – physical, emotional and financial – is a critical component of being a great place to work. With the wide range of benefits and programs available, employees have the resources they need to be well at every stage of life and plan for the future.

Physical Wellness:
We offer quality health, dental, and vision benefits and wellness programs and resources to provide employees access to resources for a healthy lifestyle and help manage health care costs.
Employees have access to industry-leading leave for new parents.
A generous earned time plan is offered to all employees – We believe employees need and deserve time away from work to observe holiday, be with family, go on vacation, or simply take care of themselves.

Emotional Wellness:

When life gets challenging, employees have access to our Employee Assistance Program for employees and anyone in their household.

Financial Wellness:
An employee discount program is available to all employees for services provided by MaineGeneral Medical Center.
Tuition Reimbursement is available to all employees to further develop skills and career.
We offer eligible employees up to 2% of eligible pay in 403(b) company-matching contributions plus another 2% in the 401(a) retirement income plan.
Three insurance plans are available to protect your family from the sudden loss of income in the event of your death, terminal illness or serious injury from accident.
We offer both short-term and long-term disability insurance to replace a portion of your income if you become disabled and cannot work for a period of time.

Career Mobility:

Helping our employees develop their skills and grow their careers is critical to how we retain our talent and sustain our business. We do this by offering our teammates a variety of leadership-supported programs and learning and development resources for every stage of their professional development. We know that our employees are our most valuable resource – they’re how we grow our business and care for our community.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vet/Disability  Assistive technologies are available. Application assistance for those requesting reasonable accommodation to the career site is available by contacting HR at (207) 861-3440 .

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