NOW HIRING: Wellness Coach (Partners In Recovery, Gateway) –
The Wellness Coach is trained to help persons served (persons living with a mental illness) to establish a links to primary health care and health promotion activities and actively participate in their person health and Wellness goals. The Wellness Coach will assist persons served in reducing high risk behaviors and health risk factors such as smoking, poor illness self-management, inadequate nutrition, and infrequent exercise. Wellness and coaching principles assist the person served in making behavioral changes leading to positive lifestyle improvement. The Wellness Coach is someone who can help persons served set and achieves wellness or health goals. Implement quality support and services which promotes person-centered planning and clinically appropriate practices including the following principles for serving individuals enrolled in the Behavioral Health System. The Wellness Coach will receive ongoing Program Development, ensuring that knowledge of various Evidenced based Practices are accurate and up to date. Wellness Coaches help members navigate, communicate and advocate for their health needs, and assist with health self-management activities. The Wellness Consultant assists members develop a self-management plan that is individualized, strength and recovery based.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Must be at least 21 years old. Requires any combination of training, education, and experience listed below:
- Has a master’s degree or bachelor’s degree in a field related to behavioral health;
- Is a registered nurse;
- Is a physician assistant who is not working as a medical practitioner;
- Has a bachelor’s degree and at least one year of full-time behavioral health work experience;
- Has an associate degree and at least two years of full-time behavioral health work experience;
- Has a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma and:
- 18 credit hours of post-high school education in a field related to behavioral health completed no more than four years before the date the individual begins providing behavioral health services and two years of full-time behavioral health work experience, or
- Four years of full-time behavioral health work experience; or
- Is licensed as a practical nurse, according to A.R.S. Title 32, Chapter 15, with at least two years of full-time behavioral health work experience.
- Satisfactory work history as determined by the Human Resources.