Position Information

Job Title:
Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Coach
Location:
Cooper Street YMCA
Job Type:
Part Time
Pay Rate:
$10.00 - $16.00 hourly (depending on experience)
Job Application Deadline:
until filled
Job Contact:
sandyw@amaymca.org

Job Description:

Under the direction of the DPP Program Coordinator, the DPP Lifestyle Coach provides support and guidance to participants in the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program and implements standard curriculum designed for the program.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

 Deliver curriculum to class participants in effective, meaningful and compelling ways.
 Encourage group participation and interaction through the use of open-ended questions.
 Facilitate commitment and retention of participants.
 Create a motivating environment that is friendly and non-competitive.
 Foster relationships with and between participants.
 Make learning a shared responsibility for the group.
 Prepare before each class (i.e. review participants’ food and activity trackers, lesson plan, content for class, reminder call/email to participants).
 Provide accessibility to participants both before and after sessions to answer questions and follow-up on any questions you cannot answer during class time.
 Follow-up with participants outside of class if they are unable to attend (provide an in-person make-up session opportunity).
 Support and encourage goal setting on a weekly basis.
 Record weekly data for each participant (attendance, body weight, physical activity total weekly minutes, etc.).
 Arrive for class on time and dressed appropriately.
 Participate in all Lifestyle Coach team discussions (meetings, emails or conference calls). Offer ideas and tools for facilitation to the coach team and remain engages with the team at all times.

Preferred Qualifications:

 At least 18 years old
 Must be committed to and supportive of the Y mission with an emphasis on support to health seekers.
 Must have strong communication and relationship building skills, the ability to build community within a group, and have empathy for health seekers.
 Must be flexible to work with a wide variety of people.
 Must be detail, data, and computer savvy.
 Must have knowledge of basic health, nutrition, and fitness ins encouraged.
 Must have an understanding of behavior change required.
 Familiarity and proficiency with Listen First or motivational interviewing is highly encouraged.
 Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.
 Must have a valid driver’s license.
 Must pass Criminal Background Check and MVR- Motor Vehicle (must have insurable driver’s record)
 Must obtain and remain compliant with all training standards assigned by the YMCA of the USA and Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA.


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