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Health Education Instructor II (Weight Management)

Location: San Rafael, CA Job Number: 678634 Date posted: 03/15/2018
Description: Conducts health education classes using basic to moderately difficult or varied curriculum designed for the improvement of health of Kaiser members and non-members. May conduct classes of various health related topics.

Essential Functions:
  • Teaches and models self-management skills, concepts, resources and tools related to health, lifestyle change and behavior modification to class participants.
  • Assists participants in developing specific behavioral goals.
  • Provides individual instruction and counseling as needed.
  • Assesses needs of class participants and modifies class content or teaching methods to meet those needs.
  • Applies evidence-based education techniques in teaching methods.
  • Answers questions and provides class participants with appropriate resources of information.
  • Arranges and coordinates room set-up, availability of materials and audio/visual equipment.
  • Maintains records of training activities including attendance rosters, homework assignments, class evaluations and timesheets or phone TIME system.
  • Administers and collects class evaluation forms and class fees.
  • Conducts follow-up phones calls to participants including those who missed sessions to determine reason for absence, monitor progress of participants and answer related questions.
  • Completes required continuous training and education such as those related to workplace safety, legal and regulatory compliance, accreditation and licenser requirements and department specific requirements.
  • Maintains and promotes knowledge and utilization of resources related to health, lifestyle change and behavior modification offered by Kaiser Permanente and through the community.

    Secondary Functions:

    The Medical Weight Management program provides obese adults with a fee-for-service, medically supervised, low-calorie diet with intensive behavioral change group sessions. The program helps patients lose and maintain significant weight loss through long-term follow-up. The Instructor II facilitates multiple weekly weight loss groups. Specific duties include:
  • -Preparing and delivering curriculum
  • -Identifying educational and behavior change needs of patients
  • -Implementing instructional objectives and counseling strategies based on needs assessments
  • -Coordinating with clinicians and program staff to monitor patient progress and follow-up when necessary


  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience teaching classes or conducting training programs.
    Education
  • Bachelor's degree OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field to field of course instruction.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • Licensed or professional credentials or certification in the field as appropriate to the course instruction.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to function independently and exercise professional judgment.
  • Demonstrated skills in teaching techniques and presentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and facilitate diverse groups of people with understanding of group dynamics.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning theory and group process.
  • Basic knowledge of health concepts, preventive health care and behavior change.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • N/A

    Additional Preferred Qualifications:
    Recent experience working with the obese population and/or administering weight loss programs. Excellent group facilitation and interpersonal skills; ability to motivate others to change behaviors and create cohesive group dynamic.
    Primary Location: California,San Rafael,San Rafael Medical Offices 2 99 Montecillo Rd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 12 Shift: Evening Workdays: Tue, Wed, Variable Working Hours Start: 4:30 PM Working Hours End: 8:30 PM Job Schedule: Short Hour Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Non-Union, Non-Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Education / Training Department: Health Education/Medical Weight Management Travel: No
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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