Position Summary Description:
The ADAPT Health Coach Training Program (HCTP) is seeking to hire qualified Mentor Coaches (MCs) to help support the ongoing development of its students around the world. MCs provide our students with coaching on their developing skills.
This position will primarily provide individualized evaluation and feedback to students for their Practical Skills Development (PSD) sessions and the requisite Practical Skills Assessment (PSA) session. The MC would also facilitate student learning in small-group coach skills development classes through expert coach modeling, demonstrations, and tactfully shaping student skills to become more coach consistent. This is a virtual position, so the ability to use technology to facilitate learning and engage relationships is key.
- The MC Reviewer listens to, evaluates, and scores recorded student coaching sessions in relation to identified coaching competencies as to whether competencies are met or not met.
- The MC Reviewer provides written feedback to students utilizing a standardized rubric and time-stamped transcript to include specific comments as to how a skill was met or not met. The evaluator will also provide input on other critical elements including areas of student strengths and areas for student growth.
- The MC position also provides individual one-on-one coaching to students after a PSD or PSA has been submitted. These sessions are designed to model coaching behavior, building on student strengths, and encouraging areas of development along with an action plan of how the student determines a best course of action.
- MCs facilitate learning in small group sessions through effective modeling of coach skills and by providing live demonstrations, supervision of student activities and practice, shaping of skills, and by offering feedback on both student strengths and growth opportunities.
- The MC is experienced, competent, and comfortable with virtual modes of coach training, evaluation, and feedback.
- The MC coordinates, communicates, and collaborates seamlessly with the HCTP Program Director, fellow MCs, Teaching Assistants (TAs), faculty, and staff.
- The MC is willing and able to take on additional roles and responsibilities as needed including, but not limited to, development of materials, lesson plans, live demonstrations, and health coach best practices.
- National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) credential is required.
- A minimum of 200 hours or 2 years of health coaching experience (individual or groups) after having earned the NBC-HWC credential is required.
- Prior experience as a Mentor Coach Evaluator, providing individual review and feedback of student coaching sessions, is preferred.
- Background, training, experience, and familiarity with the NBHWC core competencies.
- Demonstrated mastery of coaching skills and applicable coaching theories.
- Motivational interviewing
- Positive psychology
- Strengths-based coaching
- Stages of change
- Strong familiarity with functional medicine, ancestral health and nutrition practices, with experience coaching clients in these areas is preferred (but not required).
- Preference for candidates with a health promotion/disease prevention background, including nursing, psychology, exercise physiology, public health, nutrition, social work, etc. Master’s degree or higher in a health and wellness-related field or Licensed/registration in a nationally recognized health and wellness related field.
- Experience utilizing various training methods in both group and one-on-one settings
- This position requires a working knowledge of health behavior change models and strong coaching, Motivational Interviewing (MI), behavior change skills.
- Ability to be adaptable and resilient in a rapidly changing, innovative work environment
- Must have the ability to be comfortable with change, and value a quality focus for our students.
- MCs serve as a model of effective coach presence, behaviors, and core competencies, and demonstrate mastery of coaching skills and applicable coaching concepts.
- MCs create a safe and supportive environment for students to gain confidence and build self-efficacy in their coaching abilities.
- MCs coach and mentor students with compassion, kindness, respect, and directness including specific examples of what’s being observed, what the student does well, and what is needed to bring coaching skills to the next level.
- Ability to use an experiential approach to training that includes connecting, listening, asking open questions, acknowledging participants and communicating clearly.
- Ability to create a safe space for learning for people of all levels of understanding and experience.
- Ability to tailor one’s teaching style to the individuals in the virtual room.
- Ability to utilize excellent interpersonal skills to build effective working relationships with both clinical team members and headquarters/administrative staff
- Ability to champion the use of technology and its use in learning and connecting.
- This position is a part-time, hourly position requiring approximately 5 hours per week on average.
- Flexibility is key as the hours will fluctuate depending upon the timing of the PSDs and PSAs where the program will need more hours from evaluators. Some weeks will have less, maybe none.
- You will need to have availability during day and evening hours, possibly weekend times, some odd hours to accommodate our international students.
- You will be paid as a part-time independent contractor at a competitive market rate commensurate with your experience.
- There may be future options for expanded hours and/or employment.