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YMCA of Greater Kansas City is looking for highly motivated and talented candidates for the part-time role of Healthy Living Coach. The new role is available in Prairie Village, KS.
Job: Healthy Living Coach
Company: YMCA of Greater Kansas City
Location: Prairie Village, KS
The YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. It’s who we are, who we aspire to be and how we show up every day. We are cause-driven. We don’t just show up, we show up with purpose. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.
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.
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.
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.