CLM’s Community Support Program provides a whole health approach to support adults with severe and persistent mental illness with leading healthier lives and reaching personal goals. The Wellness Coach provides individual and group community-based counseling services to motivate, support and educate individuals as they work to improve emotional wellness, physical activity, and balanced nutrition. This position requires the collection of data essential to measuring outcomes of client participation and progress. The Wellness Coach works collaboratively with clinical and medical providers to advance and support integrated care services. Counseling interventions will be based in the community setting such as home, school, work, and other social environments. This is a full time, 35 hour a week position.
Major Functional Areas and Description of Duties
Provides community based counseling services following the InSHAPE model to adults to support client’s wellness goals; duties include the following:
- Provides supportive and motivational counseling, client-centered goal planning, fitness and nutrition training to improve mental, emotional, and physical wellness;
- Works collaboratively with clients, treatment team, medical providers, and natural supports to establish and implement Individualized Wellness Plan;
- Executes treatment interventions that effectively address symptoms and behaviors that currently inhibit insight, motivation, independence, recovery and overall wellness;
- Encourages client participation and movement along the continuum of wellness-related lifestyle changes;
- Articulates and documents treatment interventions effectively;
- Administers wellness assessments and submits on time;
- Communicates symptoms, behaviors, strategies, and interventions to the clinical team;
- Works with clients to identify and establish resources and wellness support system outside of treatment team;
- Maintains professional codes of conduct and ethics;
- Performs any additional duties assigned by supervisor.
Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science, Social Work, Rehabilitation, Psychology, Education or related field; Personal Trainer Certification and local gym membership are required and the responsibility of candidate to maintain during employment.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate will possess exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills; will have experience working collaboratively with one or more individuals to help accomplish a goal or behavior change; will be highly organized and have the ability to manage their own schedule with clients and group commitments; and have the ability to manage a balance of direct care and documentation responsibilities.
Additional desired experience includes training in motivational interviewing and motivational strategy building, being physically active, readily identifying with and believing in the holistic benefits of good health and possessing a commitment to decrease health disparity and social stigma for individuals with mental illness.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Ability to work in multiple settings (community, home, school, work, gym, etc.); regularly demonstrate or explain proper nutrition practices, physical fitness activities, techniques and procedures; the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; must have the ability to lift up to 25 pounds; manual dexterity to use computers and standard office equipment is required. Reliable transportation is required, as home and community visits to clients are expected.
Center for Life Management is an equal opportunity employer.