Minnesota Independence College and Community (MICC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit vocational and life skills training program for young adults with learning differences and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Since our founding in 1996, MICC has remained dedicated to helping our students make successful transitions towards independent living and financial self-sufficiency. Using our MICC Curriculum, our students learn in their own apartments, at the grocery store, in the workplace, at restaurants, and on public transportation—any practical environment where life skills are needed.
We believe our students can live independent, self-sufficient, whole lives. Having learned the skills to open doors previously closed to them, the future of our students is limitless. We are not simply a three-year experience; we are a lifelong partner to an individual who learns differently.
Located in Richfield, our MICC Community, MICC College and MICC Summer Program attract an internationally diverse student body and help them achieve independence.
The Wellness Coach is responsible for working directly with MICC community members to improve their overall health and well-being through fitness and nutrition coaching, as well as teaching independent living and social skills and supporting members in their acquisition and use of these skills.
Schedule: 25 hours between Saturday or Sunday, Tuesday-Friday
Areas of Responsibility
Physical Health and Nutrition
- Teach the fundamentals of nutrition and fitness to individuals and small classes of 2-5 members
- Coach athletics and participate along-side members in a variety of sports and fitness activities (ex: Special Olympics, YMCA Group Activities, Physical Therapy Regimens)
Activities of Daily Living
- Support members with their independent living skills in the areas of grocery shopping, healthy cooking, food portioning and storage, cleaning routines and schedules, laundry skills, and other activities of daily living
- Identify and implement accommodations that may be necessary to support members in learning and/or performing independent living skills
Community Integration and Social Engagement
- Personally connect with members and identify/address barriers to participation
- Promote a safe, warm, welcoming environment in the Community Center
- Collaborate with employees to create and implement structured daytime activities in Physical Health, Nutrition, Social, and Activities of Daily Living
- Assist in resolution of routine member issues and concerns
- Identify and implement accommodations that may be necessary
- Promote and encourage member attendance at activities
- Case note all information in members electronic file and communicate to families as appropriate
- Managing a flexible schedule and coordinating with member schedules
- Transporting members as needed
- Traveling off-campus to member residences
Qualifications – Education & Experience
- Preferred B.A., B.S. in Social Sciences (Social Work, Mental Health, Behavior Analysis/Therapy, K-12/ABE Teaching and Special Education or similar) or Health Sciences (Nutrition/Fitness, Nutrition/Culinary Arts, Sports Promotion/Coaching, Physical Therapy and Community Education or similar) preferred.
- Previous experience educating or coaching and/or providing services to individuals with ASD or learning disabilities is highly desirable.
- Experience in nutrition or wellness coaching and fitness support or skill-building and social-emotional development curriculum preferred.
Skills and Abilities
- Ability to identify and assist in solving problems using strong organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse population
- Possess personal qualities of integrity, credibility and good judgment
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of organizational, employee and student information
- Demonstrated professionalism in work performance and communication with other
- Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, with strong oral and written communication skills
Minnesota Independence College and Community(MICC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. MICC provides equal access and employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, military status, or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. MICC is committed to embracing diverse perspectives and creating a supportive environment for all to discuss, challenge, and explore how we can continuously enrich the MICC community.
Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $16.00 per hour
- Flexible schedule
- Paid time off
- Professional development assistance
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
Hours per week:
- Remote interview process
- Personal protective equipment provided or required
- Social distancing guidelines in place
- Virtual meetings
- Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place