Job Title: Health Coach
Location: Dartmouth + Offsite
Temporary, Full Time
Close Date: April 15, 2017
The Matter of Black Health project is an exciting partnership between the Health Association of African Canadians, Diabetes Canada (the Canadian Diabetes Association) and the Medavie Health Foundation. The project will leverage a proven health coaching model into a culturally specific, strength-based approach to living well, supporting the prevention and management of chronic disease. This unique role will work with the Health Association of African Canadians and other key partners to support behaviour and lifestyle changes for African Descended People in targeted communities in Nova Scotia.
Reporting to the Manager of Community Health Promotion with Diabetes Canada, the Health Coach is a non-clinical professional who will use a combination of individualized guidance and connections with key networks to enhance the quality of life of their clients. Coaching will focus on building confidence and promoting wellness behaviours within families and communities, and to build wellness through culturally-specific physical, mental and spiritual fitness. A deep understanding of our communities across their diversity, relevant supports, programs and community contacts will be vital, as well as the ability to motivate and support individuals. The health coach will focus on establishing mutually-beneficial connections in the local community, providing specific tools to support wellness, and investing the necessary time to support individuals to adopt healthier lifestyles. Read More