Wellness Coach (San Francisco, CA)

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Health Advocate seeks a motivated professional to provide telephone/internet wellness coaching and support to members requesting assistance with developing and implementing individualized wellness plans.  Must be comfortable providing guidance to memebers to improve their health through lifestyle changes related to nutrition, physical activity, chronic conditions, tobacco cessation and stress management.

Responsibilities include:

  • In response to member’s health assessment and/or biometric screening results, coach and problem solve with member to identify and address specific goal (s) to support health and behavior change.
  • Provide health education¬†and coaching services telephonically, electronically and via instant message.
  • Identify members in need of additional services and making appropriate referrals
  • Conduct research on topics related to health promotion and disease prevention to meet member’s needs.
  • Utilize key coacking skills including motivational interviewing and appreciative inquiry to encourage positive behavior change by member.
  • Utilize approved health education resources to achieve more effective wellness outcomes.
  • Manage case load, minitor deadlines and maintain accurate calendar for member outreach.

Desired Skills & Experience

 

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a health or wellness related field.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a health related field (health education, nutrition, exercise physiology) required.
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Previous Coaching and motivational interviewing experience a plus.
  • Content knowledge of chronic conditions, exercise, nutrition and weight management essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Insightful with regard to human behavior witht he ability to foster relationship building and meet members at their level of need
  • Must be sensitive to and adept at working with individuals of all ethnicities, ages, and socioeconomic groups
  • Must stay abreast of current health promotion, disease prevention, and community development trends for proper delivery of services
  • Upbeat and empathetic personality who thrives on teaching and learning, and who is open to new and innovative ways of implementing preventive lifestyle intervention services
  • Highly committed to continuing professional development
  • Flexible, open to new ideas, and willing to take on new respobsibilities.

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