Family Wellness Coach
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Family Wellness Coach
The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
Using the Vermont Family Based Approach ("VFBA"), provide family wellness coaching in the context of a research study at the Vermont Center for Children, Youth, and Families in collaboration with the Department of OBGYN. Provide intensive coaching in a specific VFBA domain of wellness (see below) to expecting mothers and mothers who have recently delivered. Develop and document training modules to facilitate state and national dissemination and implementation of the VFBA. Serve as a content expert in one or more VFBA domain of wellness for other members of the clinical and research team. Coordinate with external collaborators in this content area.
The VFBA is a clinical and public-health paradigm for health promotion, prevention, and intervention from a family-based perspective. The Family Wellness Coach ("FWC") uses the VFBA to help families devise and implement a comprehensive individualized program of health and wellness and serve as a liaison between the family and other members of the health care team. This health and wellness program uses the VFBA domains of wellness, including mindfulness, music, exercise and sports, nutrition, reducing screen time, positive parenting, positive communication strategies, and community involvement.
Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
Master's degree in related field, LICSW and three years related clinical experience with women in the perinatal period and/or young children required. Education and experience in at least one VFBA domains of wellness (including mindfulness, music, exercise and sports, nutrition, reducing screen time, positive parenting, positive communication strategies, and community involvement) required.
Experience and advanced training in yoga and mindfulness for pregnancy. Experience with pregnancy and/or parenting.
6 month probationary period
Contingent on continued funding, Occasional overtime/weekend hours required
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