CLM’s Wellness Works Program provides a whole health approach to support adults with severe and persistent mental illness with leading healthier lives and reaching personal goals. The Wellness Coach provides community-based counseling services to improve mental health related to emotional wellness, physical activity, and balanced nutrition to address therapeutic goals as outlined in the treatment plan. The Wellness Coach works independently in community settings with individual clients and will also lead group activities.
This position requires the collection of data essential to measuring outcomes of client participation and progress. The Wellness Coach works collaboratively with clinical and medical providers to advance and support integrated care services. Counseling interventions will be based in the community setting such as home, work, gym and other social environments. This is a full time, 35 hour a week position.
Major Functional Areas and Description of Duties:
Provides community based support services within the InSHAPE program to adults to insure implementation of client’s wellness goals; duties include the following:
Provides supportive and motivational counseling, client-centered goal planning, and fitness and nutrition training to improve mental, emotional, and physical wellness;
Works collaboratively with clients, treatment team, medical providers, and natural supports to establish and implement Individualized Wellness Plan;
Executes treatment interventions that effectively address symptoms and behaviors that currently inhibit insight, independence, recovery and overall wellness;
Encourages client participation and movement along the continuum of wellness-related lifestyle changes;
Articulates and documents treatment interventions effectively;
Administers wellness assessments and submits on time;
Communicates symptoms, behaviors, strategies, and interventions to the clinical team;
Works with clients to identify and establish resources and wellness support system outside of treatment team;
Maintains professional codes of conduct and ethics;
Performs any additional duties assigned by supervisor.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Ability to work in multiple settings (community, home, school, work, gym, etc.); regularly demonstrate or explain proper nutrition practices, physical fitness activities, techniques and procedures; the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; must have the ability to lift up to 25 pounds; manual dexterity to use computers and standard office equipment is required. Reliable transportation is required, as home and community visits to clients are expected.