University of Rochester Young Adult Life Coach in Rochester, New York

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Time as Reported Grade 051 SON Staff/Research Programs

Schedule

8AM-8PM

Responsibilities

General Purpose:

Demonstrate advanced knowledge of life coaching for adolescents and young adults. Assist individuals with eating disorders to identify needs, life goals (related to living, learning, working, and socializing), and values that influence achievement of full recovery and the ability to create a life in the community without illness. Assist patients to meet needs and learn life skills through provision of group-based and individual services. Work with the treatment team to refer individuals to other community resources as need. Engage in advocacy and service referral in collaboration with the WNYCCCED Care Managers and Parent Peer Mentor. Collaborates with the Care Managers and Parent Peer Mentor to identify adolescents and young adults at risk (i.e.those struggling with learning and implementing recovery-related skills, especially during transitions like going to high school or college, moving from one level of care to the next, starting new employment, or obtaining housing to begin independent living) and those not engaging in or not remaining engaged in treatment. Work with the treatment team to identify patient strengths and alleviate barriers. Collaborate with the Care Managers and Parent Peer Mentor to assist with transition among levels of care to ensure individualized care and continuity of care. Collaborate with the WNYCCCED Care Managers, Parent Peer Mentor, Director, and Medical Director to offer community-based educational/outreach events.

Responsibilities:

Under general guidelines and program policies with latitude for exercising independent judgement, serve as community advocate and liaison and perform grant related activities.

Utilize advanced knowledge of community resources and ability to assist patients to identify needs, life goals (related to living, learning, working, and socializing), and values that influence achievement of full recovery and to create a life in the community without illness. Coach patients to meet needs and learn life skills through provision of group-based and individual services.

  • Provide education and assist with values clarification, goal setting, life skills training, and meeting needs/goals through practice of life coaching skills.
  • Assist adolescents and young adults to identify self-care and relapse prevention strategies to promote continued motivation for change and strengthen relationships between patient, family members, and providers.
  • Ensure compliance of documentation and records are in keeping with grant objectives, agency, and team requirements.

Collaborate with the Care Managers and parent peer mentor to ensure that the patient receives recovery-oriented support in the community in order to ensure coordinated and continuous care and ongoing recovery.

Collaborate with the WNYCCCED Care Managers and Parent Peer Mentor to identify patients at risk (i.e. those struggling with learning and implementing recovery-related skills, especially during transitions) and those not engaging in or not remaining engaged in treatment. Work with the treatment team to develop strategies that alleviate barriers.

Collaborate with the WNYCCCED Care Managers, Parent Peer Mentor, Director, and Medical Director to actively develop, plan, and deliver other educational offerings, as well as outreach events to both professionals and laypersons. Represent WNYCCCED at health fairs and participate in advocacy efforts.

Develop and maintain good relationships with other internal and external providers to ensure continuity of care for patients and families within the Western New York Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders. Reports behavioral change to the treatment team and work with the team and patient to reinforce work toward treatment plan goals in order to promote ongoing recover and relapse prevention.

Actively engage in and incorporate professional supervision, team conferencing, and ongoing education toward quality care (i.e. provide feedback during team meetings by identifying barriers and solutions to meeting program objectives) and attend educational offerings to improve eating disorder specialty-based knowledge and skills.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with major course work in field of assignment, and one year of related work experience involving direct assistance to patients; or an equivalent combination of experience, training, and education. A valid New York State driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record and access to an automobile. MS degree preferred, with life coaching certification (e.g. International Coach Federation). Previous supervise experience working in a similar role and/or with individuals who have eating disorders and experience working with adolescents and young adults is preferred.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Young Adult Life Coach

Location: School of Nursing

Job ID: 202632

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: TAR