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MHA-NYC seeks a dynamic part-time Consultant to assist in developing the evidence base for Age-tastic!, a health and wellness educational game for older adults. This project is in collaboration with the NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA) and will involve the creation of an evidence based manual, worksheets, supporting documentation and piloting this new module. MHA-NYC and the consultant will work with DFTA research staff as well as with the project evaluation staff in the development of this module.

The scope of tasks associated with this position includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Meeting with MHA-NYC and /or DFTA staff responsible for Age-tastic! to review procedures
Develop an expanded evidence based tool kit for individuals to use when playing the game
Develop worksheets to be used in running the program
Develop a guidebook for how to train staff who are using the evidence based module
Implement the new evidence based program in at least five (5) senior centers
Use implementation data and other information to refine module as needed
Qualifications include:

Master's in social work, public health, gerontology, psychology preferred;
At least two years of relevant experience in one or more of the following areas strongly preferred: implementing evidence based interventions for physical and/or behavioral health; program development and/or aging services;
Excellent verbal/written communication skills and group work skills are required;
Must be detail-oriented, computer literate and be able to work independently in the field and collaboratively with project partners;
Ability to travel to sites throughout New York City required;
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, though not required.

Consultant's position is expected to last approximately 12 months
Commitment is approximately 14 hours per week
How to apply
Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to David Truzman at

All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status.

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