YMCA of Greater Kansas City

Healthy Living Coach

US-MO-Kansas City
Req No.
2017-2618
Red Bridge Family YMCA
Category
Healthy Living
Type
Part-Time
Minimum Salary
USD $9.57/Hr.
Midpoint Salary
USD $12.09/Hr.
Position Hours
10-20
US-MO-Kansas City

Overview

The Healthy Living Coach is responsible for conducting coaching sessions and setting goals with members seeking a healthy lifestyle. Through individual empathetic listening, on-going communication and support and person-centered guidance and accountability, the Healthy Living Coach will help lead members toward a sustainable healthy lifestyle. 

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the overall YMCA mission of healthy living, youth development and social responsibility. 
  • Provides accountability to members by scheduling appointments, reminder phone calls and follow-up.
  • Work with welcome center to ensure that all potential members are informed about Coaching Connection and all new members are invited to enroll
  • Introduce members to the wide variety of programs and services offered  by the Y that can support them in reaching their wellness goals and connect them to other Y staff and members to fully engage them in the Y
  • Conduct equipment orientations as needed
  • Work with Y members in a wellness coaching program to guide them toward personal wellness
    • Identify current stages of change and motivations for change in a variety of wellness behaviors
    • Develop personal wellness goal and set of strategies to work towards goals
    • Provide on-going support through weekly coaching sessions
    • Provide accountability tools to members through personal progress tracking and direct follow up
  • Educate and expose numbers to various wellness strategies based on personal goals and motivation
  • Maintains a safe, clean, well organized area and provide safe instruction in all areas of work by following the Y and national certification guidelines.
  • Maintain attendance records and reports.
  • Be a team player with all associates.
  • Responsible for staying current with the center announcements and information.
  • Must notify appropriate staff of any unsafe conditions, needed repairs, complaints, accidents, or injuries immediately.
  • Responsible for cleaning of exercise equipment on a regular basis.
  • Assist members as needed on the wellness floor.

Qualifications

  • Degree from an accredited college or university; or National accredited certification; or two years proven experience.  Must be in health, health promotion, personal health counseling, nutrition, and/or other health/fitness related field
  • Current First Aid and Adult CPR certification.
  • Able to relate and work with diverse groups of people at all levels of health and wellness
  • Able to reflect a positive attitude.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of physical activity and nutritional recommendations for adults
  • Demonstrated understanding of exercise and strength training equipment
  • Strong skills in interpersonal communication, teamwork and group collaboration
  • Able to inspire and motivate program participants.
  • Demonstrated ability to use Google docs and computers
  • Able to exercise high levels of discretion and confidentiality.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule.

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