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Wellness Program Coach

Recruitment #130613-UNCX-80


 A resume and cover letter must be submitted along with your application.

The Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) is a government agency providing services to other Oklahoma government agencies. We work toward the goals of capitalizing on available resources, continuing to seek cost saving opportunities and elevating our level of service. Our mission is to be a “FAST” agency: Flatter, Agile, Streamlined, and Technology-enabled.  We are seeking 2(two) full time, unclassified Wellness Program Coach for the Human Capital Management  Division in Oklahoma City. We offer a comprehensive Benefits Packet, and a competitive annual salary up to $40,000 based on education and experience.  

The individual in this position will empower participants (state of Oklahoma employees) to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors thereby improving their overall health and well-being. 

Principal Activities: 
•Sets and conducts daily one-on-one telephonic coaching appointments with OKHealth participants.
•Utilizes appropriate motivational interviewing techniques to conduct needs assessments of OKHealth participants.  Assists the participants with completing a self-management goal / action plan for nutrition, exercise, stress and / or tobacco cessation.
•Seeks first to understand and then to be understood through effective listening techniques that foster positive solutions for improving the health of all OKHealth participants.
•Distributes a variety of educational materials such as food diaries, exercise diaries, articles of publication, internet materials (Run Keeper, etc.), web links and other resources to participants, in a timely and courteous manner.
•Establishes and maintains partnerships with other state agencies, communities, or organizations to determine the need for specialized health education programs.  Plans, implements, and evaluates such programs; this includes strategic planning, the use of logic models, development of performance measures, and specific application of health behavior theory.
•Prepares and delivers public presentations about making healthy behavior changes via printed and digital mediums.  Checks the accuracy, reliability and credibility of all information before presenting it to OKHealth participants.
•Attends wellness and public health conferences, seminars and training workshops to enhance awareness and tools for coaching OKHealth participants.
•Participates in the on-going evaluation of the effectiveness of the OKHealth Wellness program and suggests appropriate changes to meet the needs of OKHealth participants.
•Assists with various State Wellness activities such as the Wellness / Benefit Coordinators Council meetings, annual Capitol Health Fair, other wellness-related activities.
•Approaches conflict in a timely manner and focuses on a win-win situation for all involved parties. 
•Works closely with the OKHealth Wellness program supervisor and co-workers in a respectful, supportive manner while considering project concepts, timelines and processes.
•Observes OPM’s policies on work hours, annual leave, sick leave and scheduling.
•Assists in the development of grant-related documents and proposals.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a Bachelors degree in Health Education, Health Promotion, Community Health, Kinesiology and Health Studies, Health Behavior, or Nursing.  A bachelors or masters degree in another field with an official transcript demonstrating completion of 12 semester hours (or equivalent quarters) of coursework with specific preparation addressing areas of responsibility for Health Educators as defined by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing can substitute for specific degree requirement. Two (2) years experience related to patient education and/or motivational interviewing skills and self-management goal setting. Proficient knowledge of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, hyperlipidemia, COPD/asthma, and tobacco-related diseases. Excellent verbal and written skills. Ability to interact productively with individuals and with multidisciplinary teams. Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Excellent organizational and prioritization skills.

OMES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities may be provided upon request.


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