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Healthy Living Specialist - Nashville
Catholic Charities of Tennessee (CCTN) provides comprehensive services that address basic needs while also helping clients build and travel their personal path out of poverty and trauma. Weaving trauma-informed practices throughout our staff and programming, CCTN services include basic needs assistance, counseling, homelessness prevention, refugee and immigration services, trauma groups, adoptions, and workforce development. Our newest department, Hunger Relief, is one of the vital, ongoing relief ministries of Catholic Charities. Our goal is to ensure that nobody goes hungry. It is quickly expanding past Davidson county to serve an additional five counties across Middle Tennessee with projections to serve another five in 2022. The programs within Hunger Relief include Loaves and Fishes, a feeding program operating out of the Parish Center of Holy Name Catholic Church, where Catholic Charities enlists volunteers to help serve hot meals for breakfast and lunch to our guests; additionally, we serve a hot lunch at St. Stephen’s Catholic Community once a week. Working closely with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, Catholic Charities provides Commodity Supplemental Food Boxes to our low-income Seniors two days a week. To meet the program expansion, Catholic Charities has created a program, Tennessee Serves Neighbors, to meet the needs of the community outside of Metropolitan Nashville. Hunger Relief will assist in providing food pantries to these communities while working closely with a variety of community members and parish centers to ensure everyone has access to healthy food. Our Healthy Living Specialist uses the Healthy for Life curriculum of the American Heart Association. As schedules permit, additional groups that could benefit from the work of the Healthy Living Specialist include our refugee elders and youth groups, our SNAP recipients, and other clients in our varied programs.
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Member Duties : The member will provide nutrition information and healthy lifestyle suggestions where possible. They will assist with volunteer recruitment and management, while accommodating client and guest needs. They will conduct assessments, use evaluations to strengthen services, document clients' participation and understanding of topics, and prepare reports for funders as needed. They will interact with guests, create recipes, and conduct various program needs. The AmeriCorps member will use the Healthy for Life education program designed to change behaviors regarding food and nutrition. The AmeriCorps member will demonstrate cooking techniques and prepare delicious and healthy food with the help of volunteers, enabling clients to acquire new skills to prepare more nutritious meals. The AmeriCorps member will provide culturally relevant healthy recipes to clients, increase their level of comfort with healthy foods, & educate clients on budgeting and shopping for healthy foods.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Homelessness ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Elder Care ,  Hunger ,  Health ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Health ,  Leadership ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Social Services ,  Youth Development ,  Team Work ,  Education ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking . 
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Healthy Living Specialist - Nashville

Program Start/End Date
02/01/2021  -   01/30/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TENNESSEE  

Accepting Applications
From  01/13/2021  To  06/30/2021 

Contact Heather Heffner
Hunger Relief
Nashville   TN   37206

Listing ID 89638