Health Coach

Job ID 22455828
Northland, Kaipara
Listed on 19 Mar 2024

About this job

An exciting opportunity for someone wanting a career path as a Health Coach. You would be based at the heart of primary care within a General Practice in Dargaville. Your role is all about empowering people to reach their own health and wellbeing goals. Therefore, a background and/or qualification in Nutrition or Wellbeing is highly desirable. This Health Coach role is part of the innovative programme, Te Tumu Waiora.

• Exciting and fulfilling role - focused on improving the health and wellbeing of our Whangarei Whanau • Relationship centred - Integrated within a general practice clinic and connected to a national rollout • Specialised training and support provided • Permanent Full-Time position (32 hours a week) based in Dargaville.

The way in which we support the health and wellbeing of New Zealander's is evolving and changing; for the better. With the government's commitment to the national rollout of the Te Tumu Waiora programme, a huge emphasis is placed on reducing barriers to accessing services and to embedding a 'skills, not pills' approach within primary care that empowers people to lead their own physical, mental, social, spiritual wellbeing. Following the successful pilot of Te Tumu Waiora, Arataki Ministries are thrilled to be working with more general practices across Whangarei and the Kaipara to introduce this new model of care.

Arataki is keen to hear from applicants interested in a career path as a Health Coach within primary care. This is a diverse and fulfilling new role that offers you a chance to positively impact the lifestyle and wellbeing of a range of people enrolled at this general practice. You will be working in partnership with patients and whanau, GPs and nurses to help patients gain the knowledge, skills, and self-confidence to reach their health goals. You will be empowering people with their lifestyle changes (smoking cessation, exercise), promoting self-management (especially for managing long-term conditions like diabetes) and helping navigate primary care and the wider social services they need to help them succeed.

Working as a Health Coach offers a busy but incredibly rewarding environment, whereby you will tangibly get to see the difference and positive impacts that you can have on people's lives. You will be part of a fantastic general practice team and firmly connected to the Northland Health Coach community as this new workforce grows and develops.

The position will come with a vehicle, phone and laptop.

Job Requirements

The successful applicant will have: • Completed the Certificate in Mental Health and Addictions (Level 4) or equivalent. • A good understanding of Te Ao Maori. • Have at least 6 months experience in working with people from diverse backgrounds with Mental Health and Addiction issues . • Have common sense and able to work as a member of the team and autonomously. • Have good IT and communication skills; verbal and written. • Be resilient. • Have a Full and clean Class 1 driver’s licence as there may be some driving in the role. (No interlock) • Any convictions are to be disclosed as there will be a Police Vetting check carried out.

Days of work
4 days a week required between Monday to Friday. Either 8-430pm, or 830-5pm (32 hours per week)
Pay Details
Job Category
Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals
Career Level
Entry level (6 months - 2 years)
Driver Licence
Full, (Class 1) - Car Licence
Pre-employment drug test required

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