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Community Health and Wellbeing Advisor

Location Ballymena, County Antrim
Sector
Job Type Temporary
Salary Up to £12.60 per hour
Published 7 days ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Leanne Garrett
Job Ref BA15/01lg_1579104767

Job Description

Our client, a large public sector organisations based in Ballymena require a Community Health and Wellbeing Advisor to join their team on a temp basis.

Role: Community Health and Wellbeing Advisor
Location : Ballymena
Hours of work : 37hours

Main duties :

  1. Independently deliver health and wellbeing interventions within the Borough, to include: undertaking household surveys as part of the DFI Affordable Warmth programme. The role may evolve in the future to include broader wellbeing activities in support of the Community Plan.
  2. promotion and delivery of mental health/suicide prevention initiatives
  3. home safety and energy efficiency advice to householders
  4. Provide advice and support to households, community, voluntary and faith based groups and other relevant stakeholders on health and wellbeing interventions designed to deliver positive health outcomes.
  5. Identify health and wellbeing needs of householders, undertaking advisory home visits, delivering applicable equipment and making onward referrals or signposting householders to appropriate support services as required.
  6. Promote health and wellbeing initiatives, including Council's activities.
  7. Assist with the development of health and wellbeing promotional materials.
  8. Keep accurate and confidential records of activities, in accordance with department protocols, to assist with collation of information required for service delivery, monitoring purposes and future planning.
  9. Organise and deliver health and wellbeing programmes, (including training) campaigns, presentations and events within the Borough.
  10. Administer and implement externally funded regional programmes in accordance with both Funders and Council's policies and procedures.
  11. Identify and develop work practice and innovation that will contribute to the improved delivery of health and wellbeing initiatives within the service and the wider community planning models.
  12. Continually review developments regarding health and wellbeing issues to ensure a sound knowledge of current statistical information, legislation, guidance and practice and to share this knowledge with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders.
  13. Develop links with Council staff, voluntary, community and statutory sectors and build and maintain co-operative and productive relationships.
  14. Prepare reports as requested by the Principal Environmental Health Officer.
  15. Assist with the procurement of programme resources and assist procurement in the preparation of quote/tender/contract documentation.
  16. Assist with the evaluation of health and wellbeing programmes and campaigns where required.
  17. Attend meetings and represent Council on relevant local and regional groups as required.
  18. Participate in internal and external promotional and communication activities related to health and well-being interventions
  19. Participate in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of the Department Business Plan and relevant Service Plans responding to changing trends and citizen needs.
  20. Achieve high standards of personal performance, through meeting agreed personal targets and undertaking planned programmes of professional development.
  21. Examine opportunities to gain efficiencies and improve effectiveness including collaborative partnerships, joint working and other innovative approaches to achieve best value in the use of public money.

Essential Criteria:

5 GCSEs to include Maths and English Language (grade C or above) or equivalent qualifications.

AND

Be able to demonstrate, by providing personal and specific examples, that they have a minimum of 2 years' experience to include one of the following areas:-

  • working within physical and mental health and wellbeing related activities
  • working within home safety,
  • working within energy efficiency
  • working with fuel poverty issues

OR , for candidates who do not meet the qualification requirements as outlined above,

Desirable Criteria:

A minimum of two of the following, or equivalent:

  • City and Guilds level 3 Award in Energy Awareness or equivalent
  • ROSPA An introduction to Home Safety
  • ROSPA Older People Safety in the home
  • ROSPA Child Safety in the Home
  • ROSPA Choosing and Using Home Safety Equipment

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. If you are interested please upload your CV to the link provided, and Leanne Garrett will be in contact to confirm if you have been shortlisted.

Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Grafton Recruitment regardless if you already have a valid certificate. It will be a cost of between £18 - £33 depending on clearance level

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