Bilingual Health and Wellness Coach (Spanish Speaking)

Silver Spring, Maryland
Oct 10, 2021
Nov 03, 2021
Full Time
Employment Type:

Part time


Rotating Shift


General Summary:

The Bilingual Health and Wellness Coach facilitates evidence-based, best practice, or evidence informed self-management and prevention curricula to community members and to Holy Cross Health colleagues. Provides behavior change strategies to motivate participants to develop and maintain the skills needed to adopt a healthy lifestyle to prevent or manage chronic conditions. Supports participants by providing information, encouraging progress, and working with the participant (or group) to address any challenges or barriers that arise.

The Bilingual Health and Wellness Coach supports the department in fulfilling the following community health goals: decrease avoidable hospital utilization; improve overall health through strategic partnerships, particularly with those addressing social determinants of health, and strengthen integration and linkages by wrapping community health programs and services around defined populations, services of the Holy Cross Health Network and both hospitals.

Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities :
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Must be bilingual spanish speaking
  • 3 years relevant experience required.
  • Previous experience with group facilitation required.
  • Knowledge of the principles of behavior change, adult learning, group facilitation and of basic health, nutrition, and fitness principles.
  • Ability to build relationships with individuals and create community within a group. Capable of guiding behavior change without prescribing personal actions or solutions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and in front of a small group and to engage in active listening.
  • Ability to work individually or in a team setting and with a diverse group of people (age, ethnicities, life experiences, etc.).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Bilingual English and Spanish required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

Working Conditions:

Physical Requirements: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects,

Reporting Relationship:

Reports to the manager, Disease Management. Under the explicit direction of the manager is expected to work independently in accordance with the strategic plan, policies, procedures, performance expectations, and standards of practice.

Responsible for reporting and identifying all safety hazards, safety violations, and safety-related incidents to the manager and /or safety office or chair of the hospital safety committee. Responsible for strictly adhering to safe work practices, as noted in hospital safety policies and applicable Federal, State, agency and safety-related requirements and regulations.

Holy Cross Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) status.


Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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