To provide individualized, sustainable, personal development within a safe, structured, experiential, and natural environment in a culture of unconditional support and personal responsibility. Program Wellness Coordinator will have a primary focus of promoting the optimal wellness of Pacific Quest students by assisting in the self-administration of medications and supplements, implementing directives which occur on Field Wellness Plans (FWP), leading regular exercise groups, completing Weekly Wellness Checks for students, and leading regular Wellness lessons. Each Program Wellness Coordinator staff will work eight-days on, six-days off from Thursday to Thursday. The Program Wellness Coordinator will be among a team of Wellness Coordinators to provide adequate coverage to both Adolescent and Young Adult Programs throughout the year. In order to rotate through the Wellness Coordinator pool, Program Wellness Coordinators will be asked to cover field program guide shifts on a regular rotation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist assigned students in the efficient assistance of self-administration of medications/supplements.
Complete and document Weekly Wellness Checks for all assigned students
Implement all orders and directives occurring on FWP
Lead scheduled exercise groups
Lead scheduled Wellness lessons
Conduct exit vitals for all students
Report to Wellness Office Manager, Wellness Program Manager or Program Nurse of any wellness concerns for students
Assist students in any first aid and self-care needs
Wellness field inventories
Inventory, track, and maintain all field Epinephrine and first aid kits
Gathering of arrival vital statistics from students and report to Program Nurse
Record and report to Wellness all required directives such as daily vitals or daily food/water intake
Observe eating patterns and water intake for assigned students
Assist in snack and extra food preparations for the students
Download lead and assistant leads for any outing medications and wellness plan needs
Self-portioning exercise guidance
Maintaining Kitchen dietary boards and portion tracking for students
Observe and identify the needs of individual students and the group to create a physically and emotionally safe and supportive environment.
Build and maintain rapport with students while holding boundaries that furthers therapeutic and Wellness outcomes.
Role model for students the rules and behaviors we ask them to follow.
Communicate clearly and appropriately to any situation with students, staff, supervisors, and managers.
Complete delegated tasks in a timely, thorough, and effective manner.
Maintain client confidentiality and keep appropriate boundaries related to self-disclosure.
Maintain professional appearance and attitude in accordance with program policy.
Manage personal needs and energy in order to perform job at highest quality.
Understand and articulate the PQ mission, guiding principles, and Wellness curriculum.
Participate in professional development through weekly in-service trainings on Thursday’s, end of shift debriefs, mandatory and voluntary trainings, and scheduled performance reviews.
Pack all outing packs to ensure all medications/supplements are available to students while on outings and proper First Aid Supplies are included
Cover program guide duties as assigned when acting as a program guide
Ensure compliance with all program policy in camp
Ensure timely, professional, and thorough documentation
Make lab runs when necessary using a Company vehicle
Make pharmacy runs when necessary using a Company vehicle
Maintain inventory and cleanliness of self-care and Wellness closets
Accompany students to outside provider office visits and obtain appropriate records of visits
Attend Weekly Wellness Meetings with other Wellness staff when on shift
Schedule regular meetings with Wellness Program Manager to review Wellness lessons, topics, and curriculum
Provide learning and training opportunities for co-staff through growth book check-offs, timely feedback, role modeling, and other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree preferably in Healthcare field, Psychology, Farming/Agro ecology or Outdoor Education/Leadership
Preferred qualification for Wilderness First Responder Training updated every three years
Experience with “at-risk” youth or within wilderness therapy is a huge plus
Requires ability to be a team player, to form mutually respectful relationship with staff and to grow professionally in meeting the challenges of the position
Able to lean into challenges and give 100% while at work
Must provide and maintain current CPR (from a classroom training) and First Aid certification. No substitutions can be accepted for First Aid certification (i.e. Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, etc.).
Must maintain CPI Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training (provided by Pacific Quest)
Must pass thorough background check and drug screen
Valid driver’s license with clean record
Provide annual physical and TB clearance to meet the physical requirements of this position
Must be 21 years or older
Thursday to Thursday:
Clock-in time for Thursday start of shift: 9:00am
Reed’s Bay based WC clock-in time for all other days of the shift is 7:30am, or as needed for effective assistance in medication self-administration
Ka’u based WC clock-in time for all other days of the shift is 6:30am, or as needed for effective assistance in medication self-administration
Reed’s Bay based WC clock-out time is around 8:00pm as needed for effective assistance in medication self-administration
Ka’u based WC clock-out time is around 8:30pm as needed for effective assistance in medication self-administration
Clock out time may be later depending on other responsibilities as assigned. These may include and are not limited to: supervising students, completing reports, completing student observation notes, participating in meetings.
Wellness Department will determine if shifts occur in Hilo for YA Program or Kau for AD Program as needed
With or without reasonable accommodation, the physical and mental requirements of this job may include the following: seeing, hearing, speaking, and writing clearly. Occasional reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, frequent sitting, standing and walking, may be required for long periods of time and may involve climbing stairs, walking up inclines and on uneven terrain. Additional physical requirements may include, frequent lifting and or moving up to 25 pounds.
About Pacific Quest
Our Mission ---
Pacific Quest cultivates Sustainable Growth in our students, in our families, in our communities, and in ourselves.
Sustainable Growth Model ---
Pacific Quest’s innovative Sustainable Growth model incorporates Whole Person Wellness, Individualized Clinical Care, Rites of Passage, Horticultural Therapy and Healthy Community Living in an outdoor, experiential environment.
These diverse and adaptable principles facilitate an empowered sense of self, create resilient and successful short-term transitions and nurture a healthy relationship with family, community, work and purpose.
Forming the foundation for our comprehensive curriculum, these principles make our program accessible to an clientele of adolescents, young adults, and their families.
Pacific Quest believes that our ability to incorporate these principles at an organizational and community level are integral to our positive and progressive culture and overall long-term success.