Become a Health and Wellbeing Facilitator

Become a Health and Wellbeing Facilitator

An exciting opportunity to join our newly established Health & Wellbeing team. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about supporting improvements in the health and wellbeing of the local population across the Armagh and Dungannon region.

Hours of Work: 28hrs per week (Mon – Fri, occasional evenings and weekends)

Rate of Pay: £10.00 per hour + quarterly performance bonus (OTE Bonus £1,500 per quarter)

Collaboration is key for this role, engaging with a wide range of organisations, partners and service users to deliver effective health improvements. The role of the Health and Wellbeing Facilitator is to engage people in their own community to improve their wellbeing. There will be a key focus five specific areas these are;

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Mental Health resilience
  • Healthy Eating
  • Physical Activity

These risk factors are known to be associated with the development of long term conditions or chronic illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis for example. The aim is to ensure that, through a partnership approach, people will be provided with the information, support and skills within their own communities to enable them to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

The part time roles are for a fixed term contract for 24 months.

 

About the role:

  • Identify potential service users across the region
  • Develop & maintain a trusting, professional relationship with Service Users and act in a supportive & empathetic manner towards them.
  • Build relationships with other voluntary and community services
  • Work to specific KPIs and targets in strict timescales.
  • Complete initial assessments with Service Users
  • Develop, implement and monitor wellbeing using relevant individual or group outcome measures.
  • Work as part of a team to encourage Service Users to grow and thrive, building their confidence and enhancing their quality of life
  • Promote digital inclusion so that Service Users can explore the options available to them
  • Develop a database of supporting organisations and groups along with signposting
  • Co-produce and co-deliver materials and resources in relation to wellbeing
  • Facilitate peer led one to one and group work
  • Use appropriate outcomes to assist individuals to achieve their aspirations
  • Support Service Users to access relevant support and advice from appropriate professionals where and when required.
  • Be flexible and work such hours/days to meet the needs of the service as are required for the post.
  • Travel to and work at a range of community locations as required to meet the needs of the service.
  • Be willing and capable of working on your own initiative without direct daily supervision.
  • Must be willing to go through Access NI check

 

Essential Criteria:

  • To be flexible and work such hours as required by the post in order to meet the needs of the Service, which may include a range of locations.
  • A full current driving licence and access to a car.
  • Minimum of 4 GCSE passes at grade C or above, or equivalent, to include English Language and Mathematics or a Higher Level Qualification.
  • Working knowledge of using IT systems, to include MS Office
  • Have 2 years experience in at least one of the following areas:
    • mental health
    • intellectual disability
    • addiction
    • community development
    • education
    • youth work

 

Desirable Criteria:

  • Proven experience of developing, organising and co-facilitating programmes and courses.
  • Proven experience of enabling individuals to achieve life goals.

To Apply

Please send a copy of your up to date CV to katie@connected-talent.co.uk or call to discuss on 028 90265519

This post/role is required to deliver the EU INTERREG VA funded CAWT CoH-Sync project. The CoH-Sync project is supported by the European Unions INTERREG VA programme, managed by the Special EU Programme Body.