Wellness Coach

Contra Costa Centre, California, United States | Programs | Full-time


About Rubicon

A $16M non-profit Rubicon, provides direct services at six locations in Alameda and Contra Costa counties and operates a growing commercial landscape social enterprise program that is a leader in sustainable practices. Rubicon transforms East Bay communities by equipping people to break the cycle of poverty. Recognized as a national leader in workforce development, Rubicon provides individualized one-on-one career advising, job search support, financial education, wellness and legal services, to very low-income people who face significant barriers to achieving economic mobility.

Rubicon is a 2022 Great Place to Work, on a journey towards becoming a high-road employer and an anti-racist organization. We are committed to systems change and advocacy through efforts like expanding and deepening Employee Resource Groups; the launch of an internal Racial Justice Task Force; and implementation of talent and culture supports that acknowledge and facilitate healing from the direct and indirect effects of racial trauma.

Rubicon actively recruits staff members with a diversity of culture, thought, and lived experiences who are not only highly skilled, but who consistently demonstrate a commitment to our vision of an East Bay without poverty and are passionate about this work.

The Wellness Coach develops a trusting, encouraging relationship to facilitate participants’ progress along their individualized wellness plan. In addition to the responsibilities and competencies detailed below, innovation, initiative and a tolerance for ambiguity will therefore be critical competencies for success. 

This is a full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Wellness Manager, and compensation is commensurate with experience.


  • Coaching: Direct supports might include 1 on 1 session to assess participant needs and collaborate with the participant to develop and follow a wellness plan; ensure participant accesses Wellness Services; and motivate the participant to achieve wellness goals and coach participant in making progress towards wellness goals.
  • Group Facilitation:   Facilitate participant workshops and groups and/or classes on wellness related topics and activities at Richmond and Antioch sites.
  • Systems Navigation: Assist with scheduling and preparation for appointments, transportation to appointments, accompany participants to appointment. Navigate public systems to obtain information, services and advocate on behalf of participant, as needed.
  • Data Entry: Data capture and entry at all points of the case management process and provide accurate and timely reporting per agency standards.


  • Work experience in the areas of Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, coaching; working knowledge of best practices for assisting economically disadvantaged and/or other under-represented populations.
  • Teamwork, interpersonal flexibility, excellent organizational and communication skills, and the ability to inspire others; effective teaching and or group facilitation ability.
  • Strong knowledge of services (social services, health care) and networks in East and West Contra Costa County. 
  • Group facilitation skills and abilities; computer and internet proficiency.
  • This position requires the incumbent to travel efficiently throughout the East Bay.  If they opt to meet these travel requirements by driving, proof of a valid and current driver license, current auto insurance, and an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report are required.      



  • $54,000 - $56,000 depending on experience.
  • Medical, Dental and Vision health plans. 
  • 3 weeks paid vacation and sick leave, 13 paid holidays.
  • 4 days paid restorative holiday between Christmas and New Years.
  • Employer sponsored and matched retirement plan.
  • Pre-tax transportation and flexible spending accounts.

Rubicon requires proof of vaccination for employment.

Rubicon is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values diversity of culture, thought, and lived experiences. We seek talented, qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, conviction history, uniform service membership/veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical conditions, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression regardless of physical gender, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. 

Rubicon uses E-Verify to validate the eligibility of our new employees to work legally in the United States.