About The Role
Job Title: Talk community Health & Wellbeing Trainer - stop smoking
Hours: 37 hours (part time hours available)
Salary: HC06 £25,979 to £ 29,777 per annum
Contract: Fixed Term
Closing date: 02/01/2024
Interview date: TBC
Do you want to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of your community?
We are looking for passionate and driven individuals to join our Talk Community Healthy Lifestyle Team. The service provides integrated behaviour support for smoking cessation, weight management, alcohol reduction, physical activity and falls prevention, all embedded in sustainable behaviour change and positive wellbeing.
As part of a new exiting opportunity the post holder will work within Wye Valley Hospital trust and Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health & Care Trust to deliver an inpatient stop smoking treatment programme.
The post holder will
• Work with hospital admissions teams to support the identification of patients admitted to hospital who smoke
• Offer a personalised tobacco treatment programme, commencing during their inpatient stay and continuing post discharge with access to nicotine replacement therapy and behavioural support
• Work with the community element of the service and other partner organisations to ensure the delivery of stop smoking support post discharge
• Work with staff teams across WVT to embed the long term commitment of the inpatient smoking cessation treatment programme
The ideal candidates will be motivated, organised and proactive advisors, with experience of working within a healthcare environment and delivering holistic community health programmes, passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles and delivering motivational change which is client centred.
The successful candidate will also be confident and experienced in delivering support to groups and 1-2-1 meetings.
We are looking for individuals with strong communication skills, who are confident delivering holistic health and lifestyle advice to individuals and groups, including carrying out initial assessments and brief interventions using proven behaviour change techniques, being able to adapt and change their delivery techniques to suit vulnerable individuals to develop increase and strengthen their skills to lead a healthier lifestyle.
A background in smoking cessation, nutrition, exercise, public health, community health, recovery or support working and experience of working within a health care environment would be beneficial along with being excellent team player and having a willingness to learn and develop.
Benefits of working for Herefordshire Council:
• A competitive salary, generous holiday entitlement, and access to our contributory pension and staff benefits scheme, which includes:
• Pension Scheme Enrolment in the Local Government (LGPS)
• Generous Annual Leave: 26 days’ annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays. After five years’ continuous service, this increases to 31 days (pro rata) plus bank holidays. You can also purchase an additional 10 days per annum
• Flexible working: flexi-time, job-share, part-time hours and, in some instances, home working
• Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 access to support and counselling
• Payment of professional membership fees
• Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts.
We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity. All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered.
The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for:
• Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;
• Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant; and
• Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supporting young people leaving our care.