Serve as a Resource for the 689 Moving Metro Wellness Program!

Help promote the wellness program and encourage your colleagues to participate. Assist with planning wellness events. Recieve $125 in bonus points each quarter on the wellness platform and recognition in the wellness newsletter! Champions must be a Local 689 member. 

You can find the application under Related Documents and Links and submit to: wellness@tehw.org. All applicants will receive a wellness gift bag! The deadline to apply is December 15th. 

Qualifications of a Successful Wellness Champion:

· Active pursuit of a healthy lifestyle (walk the talk)

· Able to serve and participate in monthly meetings

· Persuasive communication skills; energetic, and a strong desire to help others improve their health

 

Responsibilities:

· Support the wellness program to help achieve established goals and objectives

· Promote wellness programs by sending emails, displaying posters, flyers and other marketing materials to members

· Assist in program improvement and development by providing appropriate feedback

· Act as the point of contact for onsite events held at their division

· Maintain communication with Superiors regarding activities related to being a Wellness Champion

· Participate in monthly conference call/webinar (1 hour per month)

· Submit monthly report detailing wellness initiatives in their Division

· Participate in 1-2 trainings (i.e., webinars) per quarter

· **Note: a reasonable amount of time involved with the responsibilities listed above is no more than two (2) hours per month

 

Term:

Wellness Champions will serve a one (1) year term; however, extensions may be offered to highly engaged/successful Champions at the discretion of the Wellness Team. Champions are subject to change based on constant program evaluation to ensure equal and effective representation.

 

Recognition:

The efforts of the Wellness Champions are greatly appreciated and extremely important to the success of the wellness program. As such, Champions will receive $125 bonus points via the wellness platform per quarter ($500.00 per year) in recognition of their participation. In addition, Champions will be recognized in our monthly e-newsletter communications!

If you have any questions, please contact: wellness@tehw.org

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