Health Educator

Job Type:
Permanent
Job Title / Sector:
Welfare to Work
Region:
South East England
Area:
London
Location:
London
Salary:
£23,100 to £28,245 per annum
Posted:
06/02/2019
Recruiter:
Coyne Recruitment Limited
Job Ref:
HE - London

The Health Educator within the Work and Health Programme (WHP), will support participants to better manage their health and wellbeing in order to support their return to appropriate work. The role will primarily involve the delivery of health and wellbeing workshops and groups.

DUTIES

Empowering participants to change their lifestyle behaviours and promoting independent management of their general physical, psychological, and social wellbeing;
Scheduling and delivering health and personal support related group activities (such as Exercise and Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, Good Sleep Guide); based on feedback from participants, Keyworkers, Health and Disability Specialists and Managers;
Marketing and maximising participant engagement for health and life chances group activities;
Directing participants to access appropriate self-help material related to managing their health and wellbeing;
Assisting with the development of the health and life chances service on the WHP;
Facilitating group sessions effectively and delivering workshop content as per lesson plans;
Ensuring that the required number of group workshops are delivered each month, as per key performance indicators (KPIs);
Ensuring that minimum standards of attendance at workshops is achieved, as per KPIs;
Collating workshop feedback, reviewing workshops and sharing a summary of participant feedback with line manager, as per KPIs;
Supporting behavioural change within a group setting using evidence based approaches;
Monitoring participants' individual health and wellbeing throughout group activities and reporting significant changes which may impact, positively or negatively, on a participant’s recovery/return to work and relaying this to the participant's Keyworker as part of the participant’s Personal Support Team.
ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES:

Experience of delivering group sessions or workshops, ideally in preventative health, public health or health awareness
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Outstanding training, educational and presentation skills; being able to develop a good rapport with participants.
Able to effectively manage group dynamics, encourage participation and create a positive atmosphere amongst participants in group discussions
Motivated to encourage others and act as a champion to support the improvement of their health and wellbeing
High level digital literacy skills, including strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and web-based communication technologies
Excellent organisation skills with a demonstrated ability to manage a busy schedule/workload under pressure
A strong commitment to personal and professional ongoing development
Ability to multi-task and deliver against a number of priorities without compromising on the quality of delivery
Able to work flexibly and under pressure in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Required Qualifications

Given the nature of this role, it is essential that post holders have either all, or some of the following:

A relevant City and Guilds Level 3 Health Trainer or equivalent NVQ and/or relevant Public Health qualifications i.e. Association for Nutrition and Exercise Professionals
Physical activity qualification
Formal training related to either teaching, counselling or group leadership
Attended/observed an expert patient programme (EPP) or similar course
Undergraduate degree in a health or counselling subject (health psychology, public health, nutrition and exercise science, health promotion, nursing)

Closing Date:
28/02/2019
Contact Details:
Coyne Recruitment Limited
Tel: 0151 294 4431
Contact: Andrew Coyne
Email:

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