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Title: Behavioural Health Coach

Location: Lagos Nigeria

Posted At: 4th Jan, 2020



About mDoc

mDoc is digital health social enterprise that leverages behavioral science, technology and quality improvement methodologies to provide improve access to quality healthcare for people with chronic health needs. We are seeking knowledgeable mental health coaches to join our team. Our goal is to augment the knowledge and capability of healthcare providers and health consumers to ensure longer, happier and healthier lives across sub-Saharan Africa. mDoc aims to further build capability and to support physicians to provide education and tools to patients to improve self-management. Our ethos is etched in the belief that augmenting the healthcare & technology landscape is paramount to helping Africa unlock its true potential. We are on a mission to transform how African healthcare consumers receive the support they need to live longer, healthier, happier and more productive lives. 

In close partnership with community-based organizations, government, NGOs and a leading commercial partner, we are augmenting the health system to focus on what matters to our members in their communities. We are building an enabling community-based ecosystem to better help people with self-management of their chronic conditions and other health needs while helping them navigate quality in-person healthcare when face-to-face care is needed. We focus on personalized care. Over the next few months, we will grow quickly with key projects requiring a deep focus and the discipline, rigor and humility to test alongside our customers, iterate and scale. 


The position: 

In this position, you will be a part of the team cohort providing direct (virtual and in-person) self-management support services to members, who face mental health challenges via our innovative self-management model. Your work will frequently be hub and field-based, extending out in the surrounding neighborhood and community but there will also be a large virtual component as well. You will be expected to follow evidence-based guidelines for care while contextualizing to the needs of the members. The Health Coach will be responsible for members/ individuals and will work in collaboration with other members of a virtual team to help them meet their wellness and health needs. You will be expected to respond to them asynchronously for the most part as well as setting up brief one on one synchronous chats. The behavioural health coaches work with individuals and encourages them to take a lead role in their wellness by providing them with tools and support to make the right kinds of lifestyle modifications. Along with the mDoc leadership team, you will cultivate an environment reflecting the values of mDoc Healthcare, including respect for our members and team members. Providing optimal member-centred care and experience is of critical 


importance to mDoc so we are looking for people who embody this in mind and action. You must be data-driven or willing to be data-driven such that you are looking constantly at your member needs, responding to them and also looking at population level data and coming up with ideas on how to drive continued engagement and adherence. We are looking for risk-takers with a LOT of initiative who are willing to learn and grow with and add value to a startup company that wants to help people improve their health and wellness. You must be someone who is comfortable with technology, working in a start up environment with constant changes and supporting your groups of individuals remotely as well as in person. You must be responsive to their needs and willing to be adaptive. 


The Mental Health Coach will: 

  • Conduct psychological assessments using existing tools. 
  • Provide support, lifestyle education and guidance to members virtually and in-person and addressing their queries as well as motivating them. 
  •  Work with the operations and clinical teams to understand population level data and make adjustments to the evidence-based curriculum. 
  • Provide clinical support to the coaces Also work with the other coaches to support and build capability 
  • Community engagement and mobilization through a multitude of methods 
  • Work with community-based partners on shared initiatives 
  • Research and compile needed clinical resources. 
  •  Support marketing and sales initiatives as subject matter expert. 
  •  Review data constantly and provide feedback within expected time frames on improvements or support 
  • Be based in Lagos, working out of the mDoc office in Lekki 
  • Be required to use technology for a majority of the work 


Requirements 

  • Bachelors in psychology 
  • Master's degree or relevant qualification in social services or health-related field preferred (nursing/midwifery, psychology, counseling, health education, exercise science, nutrition and dietetics, etc.) preferred but not required 
  • Expert knowledge of motivational interviewing, reflective listening, behavior change theory, and health psychology preferred 
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in health coaching, health promotion, chronic illness management or other clinical role preferred. 
  • Experience with cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based therapy 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

  • Ability to actively support, communicate, and teach the unique culture and values of mDoc 
  • Technology savvy and enthusiastic adopter of work and personal tools. Must be comfortable with assisting others in using technology and working remotely 
  • Passion for improving health care experience, outcomes and costs 
  • Interest in reviewing and responding to patient and population health data 
  • Fluency in English required. 
  • Strong communication and "person-centred" skills 


To apply, please send to [email protected] by January 10, 2020: 

  • A resume or cv 
  •  A 1-2 paragraph response in your email indicating why this job is compelling to you