Facilitates monitors and evaluates specific lifestyle and behavior changes that contribute to the improvement of health by providing group and individual counseling and instruction to health plan members and others.
Facilitates behavior/education change groups and/or individual consulting established within theory-based practice.
Identifies educational and behavior change needs of patients by assessing patient supplied data, medical records, and other health data.
Implements instructional objectives and counseling strategies based upon needs assessments.
Provides individual short term or long term counseling to promote or maintain behavior change.
Serves as a patient advocate in the coordination and delivery of services both within the organization and the community.
Tracks, evaluates and documents patient progress towards identified goals.
Provides in-services and training to staff members, as assigned.
Consults with medical professionals, psycho-social professionals, other educators and managers regarding patient care issues.
Prepares reports, grants, proposals and documentation, as assigned.
Provides input into the development and modification for program curriculum, support materials and activities.
NOTE:Must be able to work flexible hours, evening hours as required.
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Ability to assist in the design, implementation and evaluation of appropriate educational strategies related to patient diagnosis and treatment.
Knowledge of educational psychology, behavior change and adult learning theory, educational methodologies, and organizational behavior.
Experience facilitating groups.
Ability to establish rapport with patients and affect continued positive change relating to improved health and lifestyle.
Demonstrated ability to apply effective communication skills both in individual and group environments.
This includes demonstration of exceptional written and verbal skills.
Must be able to work in Labor/Management Partnership environment.
Minimum two (2) years of experience in Health Education or Counseling preferred.
Prior experience counseling overweight and obese individuals and the associated emotional and psychological issues, food addiction and eating disorders included.
Doctorate level degree in counseling or psychology-related discipline required.
Professional licensure, certification or registration a plus.
Primary Location: California,San Diego,Positive Choice 7035 Convoy Ct. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Non-Union, Non-Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Education / Training Department: Positive Choice integrative Wellness Center Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time
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