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Date Posted: 12/28/17

Position: Diabetes Prevention Program {DPP) Lifestyle Coach

The Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley (ILCHV) is a consumer controlled, non-residential community based agency providing services to individuals with disabilities to assist them in gaining greater independence . 

General Description: ILCHV was recently awarded funding to implement the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) in Greene County. Pre-diabetes is a health problem affecting 1out of 3 people in this country. The DPP is a program recognized by the Centers for Disease Control as helping people prevent or delay the on-set of diabetes. To implement this program ILCHV is hiring a 1/2 time Lifestyle Coach, who will provide support and guidance to participants while delivering the 12 month program.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Providing curriculum to class participants in effective, meaningful,and compelling ways;
  • Encouraging group participation and interaction;
  • Creating a motivating environment that is friendly and noncompetitive.
  • Fostering relationships with and between participants
  • Preparing before each class (i.e., reviewing participants' food and activity trackers, lesson plan, content for class,and making a reminder call to participants).
  • Providing time to participants both before and after sessions to answer questions and follow up on any questions not addressed during class time.
  • Following up with participants outside of class if they are unable to attend (offering an in­ person/telephonic makeup session opportunity).
  • Supporting and encouraging goal setting on a weekly basis
  • Recording session data for each participant (attendance, body weight, total weekly minutes of physical activity, etc.).
  • Complying with all applicable laws and regulations, including those governing privacy and data security

Qualifications of the position include:

  • Ability to build strong relationships with individuals and build community within a group;
  • Knowledge of basic health, nutrition,and fitness principles;
  • Commitment to the mission of ILCHV and its emphasis on support ing independence and self- determination for all program participants;
  • Strong interpersonal,verbal and written communication skills;
  • Able to accurately collect and report data;
  • Three years of experience working with people with disabilities; preference will be given to individuals who have a personal experience with disability;
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.

How to apply:

The position is located at ILCHV's Hudson satellite; the Lifestyle Coach is expected to travel to areas throughout Greene County,many of which are not served by public transportation. Therefore applicants must have access to reliable transportation.The position is 20 hours per week, paid at a rate of $25 per hour. Interested individuals should send a resume and cover letter to the above address, attention: Barbara Devore,or by emailto This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., no later than January 19, 2017.