Social Science Program Coordinator (whole Health Coach):
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

1156115983
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Leavenworth Kansas
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SummaryThis position is responsible for the delivery of Whole Health Coaching at the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System. This position will support Women's Health as a primary focus and we be imbedded in the Women's Health Clinic. Activities will include Veteran coaching, health promotion/disease prevention activities, Whole Health groups/education, and other duties as assigned to advance Veteran and employee wellbeing.NOTE: This incumbent of this position does not practice under licensure. Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesThe position is integral to supporting Whole Health implementation at VA Eastern Kansas. Coaches assist Veterans in their Whole Health Journey by empowering and equipping Veterans to succeed in personal health and wellness goals. Coaches support Veterans in utilizing all aspects of the Whole Health System, and work closely with healthcare team members. Coaches may also assist in the collection of whole health qualitative data from Veterans, and in the creation of reports analyzing effectiveness of health coaching.Major duties include, but are not limited to:Provides health coaching for Veterans in order to reduce or eliminate high-risk behaviors while increasing healthy ones.Coordinates care with Veterans' treatment providers, both primary and specialty care, to ensure identified goals are consistent with best practices for treatment and management of chronic illness.Actively guides Veterans in the exploration of core elements of personal health planning through individual and group based programs.Reviews current health behaviors and develops customized treatment plans with Veterans. These plans include personalized goals, action steps and interventions.Encourages and assists Veterans with the adoption of habits that are conducive to a higher quality of life and in alignment with the Veteran's goals. Identify habits and behaviors that are harmful to quality of life and related to chronic illnessConducts interventions for Veterans using one-on-one, couple, or group modalities in outpatient and inpatient settings.Conducts Whole Health Facilitated Groups; participate in MOVE, smoking cessation, diabetes management, hypertension clinics, mental health, and other inpatient and outpatient groups as appropriate.Provides follow-up care through telephone clinics or secure messaging between face-to-face appointments.Contacts eligible participants for enrollment and explain the health coaching process.Utilizes motivational interviewing and health coaching techniques and processes, learned through prerequisite health coach training, to assist members in developing a realistic plan to accomplish their goals.Promotes the use of health coaching throughout the facility, educating internal and external customers on the benefits of a coaching approach, publicizing available resources, developing coaching clinics and groups, participating in outreach events, and serving as a champion for Whole Health Coaching.Collects information to assess the effectiveness of Health Coaching (e.g., Veteran satisfaction, healthcare team satisfaction) and reports this to Whole Health leadership.Collaborate as needed with the local Healthy Living Teams, including the Health Behavior Coordinator, the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program Manager, the Veterans Health Education Coordinator and the MOVE! Coordinator.Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pmCompressed/Flexible: May be offered to highly qualified candidatesTelework: May be available on an AdHoc basis.Virtual: This is not a virtual position.Position Description/PD#: Social Science Program Coordinator (Whole Health Coach)/ 09456-A and 09457-ARelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not AuthorizedFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 9 Job family (Series) 0101 Social Science Help Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Designated and/or random drug testing may be required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to background/security investigation Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/16/2021.Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.For a GS-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05 level.For a GS-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07 level.Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.BASIC REQUIREMENTS: You must meet at least one (1) of the following requirements:Education: Successful completion of a four-year course of study from an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position (Transcripts Required). OR,Experience: Four (4) years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that you have acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. OR,Combination: A combination of education and experience that provided you with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field (This experience must be supported by your resume to be creditable and a copy of your transcripts are required at the time of application).GS-07 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: In addition to meeting one of the basic requirements, you MUST also meet one of the following GS-07 minimum qualification requirements:Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: utilizing motivational interviewing and coaching techniques and processes; utilizing interpersonal skills to assist clients with developing and achieving self-determined goals; and sharing goals with support team to assist an individuals in meeting their identified goals. (Note: Specialized experience must be documented in your resume in order to receive credit). OR,Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have one full year (or 18 semester hours) of graduate-level education OR superior academic achievement. Education must be in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position (Transcript required).Superior academic achievement (S.A.A.) is a provision used to determine eligibility for applicable GS-7 level positions of persons who have completed (or expect to complete within 9 months) all the requirements for a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Senior students can apply for positions prior to graduation and be considered for a GS-07 appointment based on their grades at the time of application. S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership. In order to be creditable under this provision, superior academic achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled. OR,Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and related graduate-level education, as described above, which meets the total experience requirements for this grade level. (NOTE: Your experience must be documented in your resume and transcripts are required).GS-09 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: In addition to meeting one of the basic requirements, you MUST also meet one of the following GS-09 minimum qualification requirements:Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-07 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: assisting clients with developing and achieving self-determined goals; utilizing motivational interviewing and coaching techniques and processes to assist clients in developing realistic plans to accomplish their goals; conducting ongoing sessions to assess progress and assist clients in navigating obstacles or challenges; and assisting in the collection of program qualitative data from clients. (Note: Specialized experience must be documented in your resume in order to receive credit). OR,Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience..... click apply for full job details