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Peer Health Coach. 

About the Organization Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton is a faith inspired non-profit organization, mission-driven, family-friendly, and passionate about services to our communities. We offer a wide variety of exciting career opportunities in the areas of Direct Care, Clinical, Fundraising, Human Resources, IT, Finance, Marketing, and Nursing. When you join us, you can expect a true focus on work-life balance, competitive salaries, comprehensive benefit programs, and an environment that promotes inclusion. Some of our benefits include: generous paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick time; excellent health & pension plans; and wide array of training and staff development opportunities to earn on-site CEUs. Catholic Charities is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for staff as well as for people seeking assistance. To learn more about the agency, please visit our website at:

This position may be subject to Executive Order 283, requiring a proof of being up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccination, including any recommended booster. Requests for reasonable accommodation based on medical condition, disability, or sincerely-held religious belief precluding vaccination will be considered and should be made to Human Resources: 609-394-5181.

Req Number DIR-21-00109  
Location BHS - Southard St. (Trenton, NJ)  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Number of Openings 1  
Category Direct Care - Professionals / Paraprofessionals  

Job Summary:

This position will provide primary health care educational and support services to SMI consumers who are enrolled in behavioral health care setting. Idea of partnering with consumers to create wellness and recovery plans.


  • Engage consumer in health promotion planning and activities, including the provision of motivational interventions to increase treatment and medication compliance and support lifestyle changes.
  • Provide health education specific to chronic conditions
  • Develop, with the consumer and if possible the family, of self-management goals to be included in the service plan
  • Monitor progress on self-management goals
  • Providing support for the self-management goals included in the service plan
  • Provide skill development activities to help the consumer understand and manage the different health conditions affecting them
  • Provide support and best practices to help consumers learn the skills necessary for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  This includes but not limited to learning how to plan nutritious meals, shop for health foods, prepare meals, practice mindfulness in eating, plan and implement a program for regular exercise and fitness and proper sleep, avoid or reduce harmful behaviors (smoking, substance use, overeating etc.) and maintain personal hygiene and a healthy home.
  • Facilitate and engage consumers in community supports.  This requires helping consumers to develop and strengthen family supports and other community supports to assist them in recovering from behavioral health problems and other health conditions.   Also help consumers develop motivation to engage in attitudes and activities that promote health and wellness.
  • Provide and/or facilitate transportation to appointments, and by accompanying consumers on appointments to reduce consumer apprehension.  In addition to ensuring the participation of the consumer in the service, also ensure better coordination with the provider by accompanying consumers, and resolve other concerns that might interfere with access.
  • Orient SMI consumers to basic principles of primary care management.
  • Consult with SMI consumers and family members to develop and monitor wellness assessments.
  • Assist in care coordination with the project RN/LPN and healthcare home medical providers to ensure access to primary health care.
  • Co-facilitate wellness groups
  • Participate in local community consumer advisory board.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings.
  • Outreach and engagement new and existing consumers
Position Requirements
  • High School diploma,, proficient in computer skills
  • Possess strong customer service and listening strengths
  • Knowledge of mental illness and ability to act as a good coach for this population
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication strengths and problem solving abilities
  • Possess valid driver’s license
  • Possess ability to function in a team environment


Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Weekly Work Hours 35 hrs  
Schedule M-F: 8:30am to 4pm 

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