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Health Improvement Worker (Community and Health Checks) (3 Positions)

Salary details: £ - £

Location
Various locations across the county
Reference
JOB/24/01492
Salary details
Grade 5 £23,114 - £23,500 per annum (Pro rata for part time hours)
Job term
Part Time and Full Time hours available
Appointment type
Permanent
Hours
Various hours available
Closing Date
26 May 2024

Live Life Better Derbyshire (LLBD) supports people to identify their holistic health and wellbeing needs, and provides weight management, smoking cessation, and physical activity services across Derbyshire.

The Live Life Better Derbyshire team are now looking to recruit three Health Improvement Workers: two positions will be based within our Healthy Workplaces team delivering NHS Health Checks, and one position will be based within our Community Health Improvement Worker team.

The successful candidates will support clients to complete our Health and Wellbeing assessment either in community, workplaces or over the telephone at our central hub.  You will contribute to the health improvement of the population by supporting and signposting people to local organisations and services.  Strong partnership working skills will be required to ensure LLBD is embedded in the local community & will involve attending community/workplace events and engagement work. 

An excellent level of IT literacy including proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and 365, along with the ability to adapt to bespoke databases is a key requirement of this role. It is also essential that the successful candidates have excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate with a wide range of people.  Awareness of barriers that may prevent a client accessing essential support or making a lifestyle change is key.

A key focus of all positions is to contribute to CVD (blood pressure) case finding project, which encourages people aged over 40 to get a free blood pressure check.  You would help set up and deliver blood pressure testing events at various settings, such as: workplaces, community events, libraries, leisure centres and community hubs. 

NHS Health Checks

Positions one and two will focus on delivering health checks in community and workplace settings and will include the following:  blood pressure testing, height, weight, and waist measurements, point of care testing (cholesterol & glucose), plus lifestyle questions around smoking, alcohol, physical activity & emotional wellbeing.  You will then discuss relevant support available & signpost into a range of internal and external services. 

The successful candidate will be provided with full health checks training which includes the completion of a health checks portfolio and assessment.  Any training or experience in this field would be advantageous. 

  

Position One: NHS Health Checks

37 hours

Base: Chesterfield

Position Two: NHS Health Checks

30 hours

Base: Matlock

Position Three: Community Health Improvement Worker

37 hours

Base: Chesterfield

*All positions require the use of a car to transport equipment and the ability to travel across the county

 

When applying for the post please ensure you evidence how you meet each point on the essential criteria within the suitability for job section of the application form.

If you require further information about the role, please contact Stephanie Smith on 07966 153479 / stephanie.smith@derbyshire.gov.uk or Ann Lewis 07815019495/ Ann.Lewis2@derbyshire.gov.uk

Employees have access to a range of benefits and discounts including: 

  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave per year (rising to 30 days after 5 years continuous service) plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata). 
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Paid travel expenses if required to travel to other sites
  • Smarter travel scheme including access to the cycle to work scheme
  • Supportive management and team
  • Access to our in-house occupational services which also includes free eye tests, physiotherapy and counselling
  • Derbyshire rewards – offering hundreds of discounts and cashback 

More details on the benefits of working for the council can be found on our reward and recognition page here

Provisional Interview Date: 20th June

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

The job may require unsocial hours working including weekends and Bank Holidays. Payment arrangements will be detailed in any contract offer made.

Saturday and Sunday hours will be paid at plain time where it is part of your normal working pattern unless it is between 7pm and 7am, where enhanced rates of pay apply. Enhanced pay rates are paid for Bank Holiday working.

Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career with us! By joining Derbyshire County Council you will have access to a range of amazing rewards and employee benefits, including our generous annual leave scheme, excellent local government pension and fantastic employee discounts. To discover more detail about the rewards and benefits available to you, click here

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