Pediatric Health Coach - Aspire Health
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Aspire Health, owned by Montage Health and Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, is committed to inspiring every individual to live life to the fullest. Our mission is to improve the health of all Monterey County community members by bringing together people, providers, payers, and community partners to promote wellness and help deliver the best possible care.
Aspire Health leverages preventive services, technology, and interdisciplinary care teams to support healthcare providers and payers in managing population health.
BILINGUAL IN SPANISH/ENGLISH and CLOSE PROXIMITY TO SOUTH MONTEREY COUNTY REQUIRED
We are looking for a Pediatric Health Coach, bilingual in Spanish and English, to work directly with children and families within the South County community to improve health outcomes under the Healthy Together program. The Pediatric Health Coach will provide and utilize evidence-based strategies around lifestyle management, behavior-change, and disease prevention within pediatric populations. The Pediatric Health Coach is responsible for identifying lifestyle modification opportunities for children and their families, establishing goals and action plans, and conducting follow-up to support and inspire sustainable behavior change. The Pediatric Health Coach will work closely with pediatric patients and family members to promote wellness through one-on-one visits and group health education classes. The Pediatric Health Coach will also refer and connect program participants to local community resources where appropriate. This is a great opportunity for qualified individuals looking to contribute their skills and passion for wellbeing toward individual health empowerment and community-based health goals.
NOTE: This is a two-year grant-funded position. Continuation of this position is subject to ongoing grant funding. This position also requires driving. In addition to a valid CA driver’s license, the following are required: Automobile insurance as required by the State of California, an acceptable driving record of three points or less and no DUI within the last 10 years, a current DMV printout, completed pull-form consent for participation in the DMV pull-notice program, and an automobile available for daily work
Provide health coaching to children and families to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors, improved health outcomes, and facilitate self-management decision support. Act as a liaison and advocate between the patient, the patient's support network, treating physician(s), ancillary providers, and community resources, while utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach and following protocols to assess, identify, plan, goal set and measure optimal clinical outcomes. Employ behavior change and motivational interviewing skills to assess readiness, address barriers to change, establish health goal setting, address short and/or long-term needs, engage member's plans for change while following standard policy and procedure, clinical guidelines, and evidenced-based criteria. Work collaboratively with fellow coaches and internal and external stakeholders including, but not limited to; physicians and their office staff, community members, and CBOs or agencies to identify individuals who require additional wellness and prevention services and connect patients to local services as appropriate. Support patient outreach and enrollment efforts and the development, implementation, and evaluation of Aspire Health wellness programs and population health needs. May include, but not limited to; program promotion, biometric screenings, content development, providing health education lectures/class and health campaigns.
7. Perform additional duties as assigned.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to effectively establish rapport with patients, providers, and stakeholders in person and via telephone and/or online modalities
Associate of Science, equivalent or higher, in health related field (i.e. health, wellness, nutrition, exercise science, etc.) from an accredited college or university
Minimum of 1 year of experience providing impactful health promotion or disease prevention programs/services/techniques
Ability to tailor information at the appropriate level of literacy and demonstrate cultural competence
Knowledge of managed care concepts, health promotion strategies, motivational interviewing, transtheoretical model and other behavior change tools
Strong commitment to teamwork and excellence and follow leadership directives
Ability to travel with reliable transportation to Monterey, CA and across South County locations
Ability to thrive in a continually evolving environment and take ownership of their work
Strong organizational and prioritization skills
Proficiency in Windows-based database applications (Outlook, Word, Excel)
Bachelor’s degree in a health related field (i.e. health promotion, public health, nutrition, kinesiology, etc.)
Experience working with pediatric populations
Resident of South County
Health Coach, or related certification
ACSM, CHES, or related certification
Experience working in a healthcare setting and/or documenting in electronic medical records
BLS certification prior to employment required
Valid driver's license and personal transportation required
Salary Range: $62,400-$74,800
Assigned Work Hours:
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2023-1019