YMCA of Greater Kansas City

  • Lifestyle Coach - Diabetes Prevention North Kansas City YMCA

    Job Location US-MO-North Kansas City
    Req No.
    Location Site
    North Kansas City YMCA
    Healthy Living
    Minimum Salary
    USD $12.48/Hr.
    Midpoint Salary
    USD $15.77/Hr.
    Position Hours
    part-time evening
    Location : Location
    US-MO-North Kansas City
  • Overview

    Under the direction of the Healthly Living Community Program Coordinator, the Lifestyle Coach will provide support and guidance to participants in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program and implement standard curriculum designed for the program.


    • Contributes to the overall Y mission of strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
    • 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.). Enter data electronically within 48 hours of the class.
    • Satisfy the requirement that 25% of Program Participants who attend the first four class sessions attend at least 12 additional sessions in 12 months.
    • Satisfy the requirement that the mean weight loss of all Program Participants who attend the first four class sessions will be greater than or equal to 5%.
    • 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 engaged with the team at all times.
    • Acknowledges that the YMCA’s DPP is the property of the YMCA of the USA.
    • Will not provide program materials to anyone or to use them with anyone other than participants enrolled in the YMCA’s DPP, unless written permission is granted by YMCA of the USA.
    • Comply with all HIPAA requirements.
    • Refrain from altering, modifying, or deviating from the YMCA’s DPP curriculum.
    • Shall refrain from delivering the YMCA’s DPP to any person or group other than to those LC is assigned to by Participant YMCA.


    • Associates degree from an accredited college or university or the equivalent experience in related field of health, fitness or nutrition.
    • Three years of experience in a related field.
    • Must have current certifications in:
      • First Aid
      • CPR (Adult)
      • Emergency Administration
      • The ability to build community within a group.
      • Must have strong communication and relationship building skills.
      • An understanding of behavior change required.
      • Knowledge of basic health,nutrition, and fitness strongly preferred.
      • Experience with Listen First or motivational interviewing strongly preferred. 
    • Must be able to relate and work with diverse groups of people in a friendly and consistent manner.
    • Must be detail oriented with good organizational skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Able to demonstrate high levels of discretion and confidentiality.


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