Wellness Educator

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Wellness Educator
University of California Los Angeles



Requisition Number: JPF07492


Geffen Academy educators approach teaching as an intellectual profession of the highest order, one in which knowledge is not only transmitted but created. Geffen Academy teachers possess a sophisticated and reflective understanding of their discipline and a record of achievement which demonstrates their ability to utilize and contribute to the robust connections we have with UCLA, a world-class research institution. Teachers' innovation is guided by our school's mission to prioritize proven educational practices while also recognizing that teaching is a complex intellectual endeavor that defies rigid codification. We are committed to a humane working environment and also recognize that teaching goes beyond the life of the mind. Geffen Academy educators seek to create trusting and caring relationships with their students and with their larger community.

Job Summary:

The Wellness Educator will be responsible for contributing to the design of an instructional program to promote students' mental and physical health. In addition to creating wellness lessons, the Wellness Educator will devise programs to inculcate healthy behaviors in students' normal routines.
As a leader during the early years of Geffen Academy at UCLA, the Wellness Educator will need to possess teaching and entrepreneurial skills. Geffen Academy at UCLA has a wellness program that is unique and is striving to be a model for how other schools can teach students about mental health. It is an exciting and important endeavor.

Core Functions & Duties:

  • Collaborate with the Wellness Director and other educators in creation of the Geffen Academy wellness program that meets the need and interests of the Geffen Academy's students
  • Develop, organize, implement, and evaluate appropriate program of wellness lessons in accordance with the stages of human development including mental health, physical health, healthy sexuality, healthy relationships, identity formation and affirmative consent
  • Evaluate and choose books, digital materials, experiential opportunities and other academic resources
  • Provide safety instruction to students and establish standards of safe student behavior
  • Co-facilitate the Mental Health Teacher Training Institute each summer
  • Communicate any concerns with student health, conduct or learning problems with parents and the administration
  • Represent Geffen Academy's wellness program at parent evenings, recruitment events and conferences
  • Adhere to Geffen Academy and the University of California applicable policies, procedures, and established protocols. Read and adhere to the school norms, protocols and requirements as outlined in the school Handbooks
  • Consistent with department leadership's direction, serve as instructors/mentors/advisers of students' independent projects
  • Consistent with Geffen Academy leadership's direction, engage in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities
  • Consistent with department leadership's direction, orient new educators and establish appropriate mentoring relationships
  • Meet as needed and directed with the department
  • Consistent with department leadership's direction, participate in continuing professional development and/or training activities
  • Be available to provide proper coverage of instructional work for both scheduled and unscheduled absences of colleagues
  • This list of duties is not exhaustive. Department Chairs will be expected to assure that all aspects of the Geffen Academy program within the ambit of their disciplines is led by capable staff who are carefully supervised


    To apply, please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07492


    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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  • Organization

    Working at University of California, Los Angeles

    UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

    UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

    The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

    The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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