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Program Specialist II - Lifestyle Coach - Diabetes Prevention Program

Location:Richmond, VA
Salary Range:Minimum salary is $11.03 per hour
Benefits:Free individual metro-wide Y membership
Employment Type:Part Time
Branch:Association Resource Center
Description:Are you motivated by service, humility, and compassion for helping people? Has your life been touched by diabetes? The YMCA of Greater Richmond is currently seeking positive, encouraging, and dedicated individuals to work with our YMCA Diabetes Prevention program.

The YMCA of Greater Richmond is a nonprofit organization with the goal of strengthening the foundations of community. We do this through programs that help build a healthy mind, body and spirit for all, and our programs are built around our three focus areas: Healthy Living, Youth Development and Social Responsibility. The Y is open to all, and we pride ourselves on the diversity of our members and employees. As an employer, the Y seeks to recruit energetic professionals, encourage work-life balance, and provide opportunities for growth and development.
Duties:The Lifestyle Coach will facilitate two programs:

The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program is a 12 month lifestyle behavior intervention with 16 core weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance sessions. The Lifestyle Coach will deliver the program in one hour small group sessions on topics related to healthy eating, physical activity, and weight loss.

The Live Empowered Diabetes Wellness program is a 12 week program for current diabetics to educate on topics related to diabetes. The Lifestyle Coach will deliver the program in 1.5 hour small group sessions
Qualifications:• Must be committed to and supportive of the Y mission with an emphasis on support to health seekers.
• Must have strong communication and relationship building skills, the ability to build community within a group, and have empathy for health seekers.
• Must be flexible to work with a wide variety of people; detail, data and computer savvy
• Knowledge of basic health, nutrition, and fitness is encouraged. An understanding of behavior change required.
• Familiarity and proficiency with Listen First or motivational interviewing highly encouraged.
• Experience facilitating small group discussion highly encouraged.

The following trainings are required:
• Must successfully complete the Lifestyle Coach training for the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program.
• Must successfully complete the American Diabetes Association Your Diabetes Total Wellness Kit training.
• Online HIPPA and MYnetico trainings


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