• Wellness Health Coach

    Job Locations US-CO-Lakewood
    Posted Date 6 days ago(7/13/2018 12:18 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1774
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Clinical
    Subsidiary
    Jefferson Center
    Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    Provide health coaching to clients with a variety of presenting mental and physical health conditions within a primary care environment half of the week and spend half of the week providing Wellness services. These services include the creation and implementation of Wellness classes, community outreach and carrying a caseload of health coaching clients.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide individualized health coaching ground in motivational interviewing and appreciative inquiry to clients across the lifespan aimed at helping them meet their personal health goals.
    • Will be present in the medical clinic (MCPN) working alongside the primary care and behavioral health treatment team to respond to any health coaching referrals. This could be in the exam room with the medical provider, or in a 1:1 session as well as the phone.
    • Will assist the health home team in collecting screenings that have an impact on overall health as well as utilizing the Jefferson Plaza Screen that assess the 8 dimensions of wellness from SAMSHA.
    • Provide active follow up, support and outreach to clients and community members with mental health/wellness needs. This includes telephone outreach, health education and coaching.
    • Assist participants to achieve individualized health plan goals through motivational techniques and coaching that are effective, efficient, timely, respectful and person centered for Jefferson Center consumers and community.
    • Liaison between physical and mental healthcare providers, and between Jefferson Center and other agencies or providers.
    • Work as a part of the Wellness team to promote client participation in diet, exercise, tobacco cessation and other health change classes and education, and follow up on individual health plan goals and objectives.
    • Participate in team meetings, clinical staffings, and clinical consultation as needed at Jefferson Center.
    • Attend mandatory trainings as required by Jefferson Center.
    • Participate in supervision as agreed upon with supervisor who is the Manager of Wellness Services.
    • Complete all documentation and other clinical performance standards of Jefferson Center.
    • Exhibit enthusiasm, courtesy, adaptability, flexibility, and spirit of cooperation in the work environment. 
    • Maintain appropriate professional standards and effective interpersonal relations.
    • Effectively respond to patient/client needs and problems, initiate and maintain positive interactions, timely response to phone calls, pages, email and other requests.

    Qualifications

    Minimum of a BA, in psychology, social work, health care or related field. Experience in both physical and behavioral health care, especially with SPMI populations preferred.  Experience working in integrated care in community mental health or primary care desired.  Knowledge and work experience in motivational interviewing, working with the mental health population or health/wellness coaching preferred. Bilingual helpful, but not required. Excellent skills in coordination of services, ability to multi-task and demonstrate initiative are essential.

     

    Individuals who are consumers of mental health services who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply.

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