The Wellness Coach works directly with youth and families to provide community-based counseling services to address mental health related issues. Education related goal setting, engaging in physical activities, balanced eating, and cultivating positive influences will be addressed to support mind-body balance. Wellness Coaches specifically focus on exploration of the true understanding wellness and personal impact, implementation of individuated wellness plans to support youth in gaining the necessary skills to make life long health changes.
The Wellness Coach works independently in community settings with individual clients, families and may also lead group activities. Counseling interventions will be based in settings such as home, school, or other social environment. 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 and adheres to treatment plans to advance and support integrated care services. This is a full time, 35 hour a week position.
Major Functional Areas and Description of Duties
Provides community based support services within the Wellness Works Program to youth and families insure implementation of client’s wellness goals; duties include the following:
- Provides supportive and motivational counseling, client-centered goal planning, and 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, 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.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Ability to work in multiple settings (community, home, school, etc.); regularly demonstrate or explain proper nutrition practices, physical fitness activities, techniques and procedures to improve wellness; 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.
Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Education, Family Studies or related field.
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.