Healthy Living Champion

Recruiter
No Limits
Location
Southampton
Salary
£19,430 - £22,658 per annum
Posted
09 May 2018
Closes
09 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

An exciting opportunity is available to be part of our new Health Living Project.  The project will work with young people aged 18-25 years on improving their health through a number of behaviour change initiatives.  Within a case holding capacity you will be responsible for supporting initiatives that enable young people to live happier, healthier lives through supporting them to reduce their alcohol consumption, quit smoking, improve physical fitness and reduce their weight. To meet the targets of the project and support young people holistically you will need to be confident in engaging with other services and professionals across the city of Southampton.

Responsibilities

  • To hold a case load and deliver groups sessions to young people on range of healthy behaviours such as emotional health, self-esteem, Smoking cessation, healthy eating/weight, wellbeing, alcohol consumption and other lifestyle related matters.
  • To lead and deliver healthy living initiatives to meet the needs of the young person and support onward refers to other specialist services.
  • Provide quality up to date information, advice and support which supports young people’s physical and emotional health, personal and social development and promotes healthy across Southampton City.
  • To promote the involvement of young people in planning, delivery and evaluation of services.
  • To maintain effective communication and partnership working with Southampton Health Living (SHL) partners and affiliates namely Solent NHS trust, Social Care in Action (SCA) and Southampton Voluntary Services (SVS).
  • Ensure that delivery points are accessible, resourced, tidy and welcoming for young people.
  • Offer expert information and advice and support to young people in a variety of settings/environments as required to meet the aims of the service.
  • To represent No Limits at meetings and at community events when required.
  • To work with the Service Manager and Project Manager, in developing No Limits services.
  • To assist the Service Manager and Project Manager in the on-going training, support and supervision, of the current volunteers & students.
  • To ensure quality of service and maintain records to the required project standards, maintain client files to a high standard and preserve confidentiality.
  • To keep up to date on issues that affect young people e.g. changes in government policy and local practice.
  • To contribute to the monitoring and development of the service by ensuring that service user’s records are completed and handed in on time, statistical data and financial information is maintained and quality assured.
  • To record hours and expenses accurately and submit in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults and ensure all staff and volunteers share this commitment.
  • Demonstrate work practice that encompasses an appreciation and awareness of No Limits policies and procedures and ensure all staff adhere to these practices.
  • To be aware of and demonstrate your responsibility under No Limits Health and Safety Policy, and report hazards to the appropriate person.
  • To act as an advocate for young people and refer them on to other relevant agencies and services, as appropriate, to ensure their needs are appropriately met.
  • Provide quality up to date information, advice and support which supports young people’s personal and social development and promotes healthy lifestyles.
  • To promote the involvement of young people in planning, delivery and evaluation of services.
  • Assist the CEO to maintain and develop the services offered by No Limits.
  • To liaise and network with relevant agencies / organisations, ensuring that the needs of young people are met and good practice and/or resources are shared, adding to the development of the service.
  • To attend training and meetings as required and attend and participate in regular supervision.
  • Undertake other duties as required by No Limits.

About You

  • You will need to be able to transport yourself within the city as part of this role.
  • Experience of working with young people in a variety of settings and environments.
  • Experience of Case holding clients & maintaining individual client files.
  • Understanding of health and health inequalities.
  • Understanding of behaviour change and its impact on improving health and wellbeing.
  • Experience of working with young people around health and wellbeing issues such as alcohol and substance use, education and training, healthy weight/ eating, family and relationships, etc.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the principles and working practice of equal opportunities
  • Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
  • Professional and technical development: Develops technical and/or professional ability and keeps abreast of development in own areas of expertise including specialist knowledge and organisational awareness​
  • Relevant experience and qualifications to do the job
  • Specialist knowledge
  • Owns own development
  • Organisational awareness
  • Experience of offering opportunities to people that are both participative and educative in nature.
  • Experience of working with people with complex needs and challenging behaviour.
  • Able to build trusting relationships with young people, enabling them to develop new skills and make their own informed choices.
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding for the needs for rights based information and advice to be made accessible to young people.
  • Customer Focus: Delivering high levels of customer satisfaction and using customer views for continuous improvement
  • Treats customers with respect
  • Gives the customer confidence in what is done/said
  • Inspires customer’s trust
  • Is committed to helping the customers
  • Takes action to improve
  • Ability to help young people complete forms and other written documents accurately.
  • Have IT skills and the ability to produce reports and maintain records effectively.
  • Knowledge and experience of maintaining effective relationships with other agencies / organisations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce reports, maintain records, statistics and receipts.
  • Experience of providing health and wellbeing information and advice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work and communicate effectively as part of a large multi-disciplinary team.
  • Communication: using interpersonal skills to relate confidently with others to understand and be understood
  • Listens actively
  • Questions and summarises
  • Shares information
  • Writes well
  • Delivers information clearly
  • Alters approach to suit the situation
  • Able to offer support to the volunteer and student staff team and to assist in the day to day management of them.
  • Able to undertake a wide range of outreach work and represent the agency.
  • Knowledge and experience of developing and maintaining contacts with other agencies/organisations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to undertake assessments and referral
  • Team working: Working with others to deliver added benefits to the team and customers
  • Builds relationships
  • Works collaboratively
  • Behaves fairly
  • Supporting others
  • Demonstrates motivation and shows initiative in work practice.
  • Demonstrate effective organisational skills and good time management skills, including an ability to handle petty cash.
  • Personal effectiveness: Understanding and managing yourself to maximum performance
  • Self-knowledge
  • Self-management
  • Is organised
  • Assertiveness
  • Has drive and energy
  • Experience of providing health and wellbeing information, advice in one to one and group work settings
  • Problem solving: Identifying when a problem needs addressing, thinking clearly and identifying clear, workable and creative solutions
  • Identifies problems and understands keys issues
  • Gathers information
  • Challenges assumptions
  • Generates creative options
  • Reaches decisions

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