Mercy Housing is looking for people who want to create a more humane world where poverty is alleviated, communities are healthy, and all people can develop their full potential. We believe that affordable housing and supportive programs improve the economic status of residents, transform neighborhoods and stabilize lives.
Mercy Housing is currently hiring for a Tobacco Cessation Navigation Specialist and Tobacco Cessation Peer Support Specialist based in Denver, CO.
The Tobacco Cessation Navigation Specialist develops strategies to support and link residents directly with tobacco cessation resources based on the Colorado Department of Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) Smoking Cessation Intervention Model and CDPHE State Tobacco Education Prevention Partnership (STEPP) grant. Develop relationships with the Colorado Quit Line and similar resources, primary care clinics, medical providers, care coordinators, health plans and other health service providers to increase access to tobacco cessation resources.
The Tobacco Cessation Peer Support Specialist will bring experience as a former smoker, mentor and provide evidence-based coaching for clients at Mercy Housing properties to assist the client in personal cessation of tobacco use.
Facilitate and implement core programs as delegated by the program model. Collect and record data to measure program outcomes. Identify human and community service needs of residents. Develop strategies to link residents with needed services, including assistance in overcoming various barriers that might impede access to services. Build community partnerships that bring services and notice to the property; serve as an ambassador/advocate of the property, seeking volunteering, selling the brand. Actively participate with other staff working toward resident tobacco cessation.