Wellness Coach - SZ

YMCA Kirby, TX 2019-06-05

The YMCA offers a hands-on internship for undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of exercise
physiology, nutrition, recreation, health and wellness. The internship offers experience in fitness center and
preventive care settings. Students gain practical experience in nutrition/lifestyle counseling, exercise
prescription, and exercise leadership for a large and diverse population. The internship can be tailored towards
the intern's primary interests. For example, a nutrition sciences student can spend some additional time working
with the onsite dietitian.

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of
strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all.
We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your
individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are
nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else,
we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Observes and shadows wellness staff during new member consultations; Adult, Youth and Teens Orientations, Activ-Trax orientations and follow-ups. 2. Assists with record-keeping related to health and wellness, including online scheduling of new member Adult, Youth and Teen Orientations and performing follow-up calls to new members as well as Adult, Youth and Teens Orientations, Activ-Trax orientations and any other follow-up appointments. 3. Assists with set-up and design of health and wellness displays promoting new or existing value-add (nutritional seminars, AOA functions, etc.) and fee-based programming (Y Running, 10-10, etc.) 4. Observes monthly community education seminars in nutrition and health and wellness Attends and assists at local health fairs the YMCA is attending. 5. Assists program directors with updating and rebranding various education pieces and handouts regarding nutrition and health and wellness. 6. General facility upkeep and occasional maintenance such as equipment cleaning, facility upkeep, locker room pick-up, etc. 7. Other duties as assigned or as requested.

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES: • Communication & Influence
  • Engaging Community

QUALIFICATIONS: • Be enrolled in a college or university program that requires the internship or practicum hours.
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Previous experience with diverse populations. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships
with people from different backgrounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS: • Work is performed in a fast-paced wellness floor/office environment.
  • Visual acuity is required for reading computer screens and/or documents and making changes as
  • Job requires high levels of alertness and concentration.
  • Repetitive stooping and bending with occasional lifting of up to 20 pounds is required.
  • Ability to sit for long periods at a time is also required.
  • Ability to stand for at least 1 hour for presentations important.
  • Intern must be able to hear, speak and understand the words of others, as well as, the ability to
manipulate keyboards, telephone keypads, writing utensils is essential.

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