Health and Wellbeing Adviser -Durham

Job details
Posting date: 18 April 2021
Salary: £23,000 to £26,000 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 17 May 2021
Location: Durham, DH1 4HF
Company: Reed Talent Solutions
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: RinP02722-141394

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About us

Are you passionate about making a difference and helping improve the health & wellbeing of others?

Are you a people person? Looking for a varied role making a positive impact on people and their communities?

Consider the role of a Health & Wellbeing Adviser at Reed in Partnership!

We are on a mission to be the partner of choice for developing people and their communities. Reed in Partnership is a public service provider specialising in skills training for the long-term unemployed, increasing employment opportunities by working with employers and providing youth services.

What the role is about:

Health & Wellbeing Advisers help jobseekers identify health difficulties that stop them reaching their potential, providing individual action plans to overcome various barriers. With a varied work routine, you’ll have autonomy over the structure of each day. You’ll be joining an established and expanding team, who are mutually supportive and all pitch in to manage the workload.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying members who have health and wellbeing barriers impacting their ability to find and sustain employment
  • Setting up plans and goals and then reviewing and assessing progress
  • Adapting your coaching to the variety of needs – e.g. promoting healthy eating, smoking cessation, alcohol reduction, encouraging physical activity, improving confidence and/or mental wellbeing
  • Referring programme members to local health and wellbeing support organisations

What’s in it for you?

Alongside a generous base salary and company benefits including a discount scheme, we’ll invest in your future offering scope for Continued Professional Development. This role offers immense job satisfaction and with a variety of contracts across the country, the opportunities are endless!

Skills and Experience

Required skills and experience:

  • Experience of working in a customer facing and/or health and wellbeing environment
  • Ability to evidence coaching skills and adaptability
  • A minimum of 2 A-Levels or an equivalent Level 3 Diploma
  • GCSE English Language at a minimum of a Grade B (or equivalent Level 2 qualification). OR achievement of a Level 2 in Literacy Assessment at interview stage.
  • Willingness to continually learn and develop
  • Engaging, enthusiastic, approachable and resilient personality

Desirable Attributes:

  • Willingness to work flexible hours (e.g. help run activities outside of normal working hours).
  • Understanding of the local health and wellbeing landscape
  • Degree or relevant qualification. Degree topics may include psychology, sociology, social care/science.
  • City & Guilds Health Trainer level 3 qualification or equivalent

Disability Confident Commitment

We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity. We offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria

Proud member of the Disability Confident employer scheme

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About Disability Confident
A Disability Confident employer will generally offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined by the employer. It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. For more details please go to Disability Confident.

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