Health Coach
The Claremont Colleges - Claremont Graduate University - Claremont, CA

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Starting Salary: Dependent Upon Qualifications
Closing Date: Until Filled

Obesity Prevention Tailored for Health II (OPT II) Claremont Graduate University-School of Community and Global Health and Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC) are conducting an innovative research study that will develop and test an innovative behavioral intervention to promote healthy eating and physical activity in families. There will be approximately 200 parents and their 10-12 year old child recruited for the OPT II intervention group over a 20 month period. This position will work under supervision of the study investigators.

The essential functions of this position are:
Meet with study participants to deliver a 60 minute research based Motivational Interviewing (MI) coaching session to promote dietary and physical activity change. Responsible for introducing families to the OPT II intervention. Responsible for assessing values and motivators for change in study participants. Responsible for initial goal setting with study participants. Responsible for documentation of the content of the coaching sessions. Perform other essential duties and tasks specific to the position.

Master's Degree in Public Health, Health Psychology, or Health Education or any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Familiarity with Motivational Interviewing theory and techniques is required. Preference will be given to applicants with research-based protocols focusing on health behavior change using with Motivational Interviewing experience. Additional Requirements: Applicants must meet Kaiser Permanente Southern California's volunteer screening/clearance requirements in order to be considered for this position. The clearance process is in addition to CGU's hiring process and includes a background check, health screening, TB test, and blood test (facilitated through KPSC).

This position will require working evenings and weekends and will work approximately 10 to 15 hours per month. This position is 100% grant funded and is contingent upon continued funding.

JOB SITE: Coaching sessions will be held at Kaiser Permanente medical facilities in Bellflower and Baldwin Park.