Please note this a fixed term contract until March 2024.
Do you have the ability to inspire and motivate children, families and or adults to enable changes to their lifestyles? Do you have excellent communication and people skills and enjoy working with the public? If you have a passion for healthy lifestyle and the knowledge and skills in behaviour change interventions, then this role could be for you.
The Supporting Healthy Weight Team are recruiting Health Coaches that will support those children and their families/carers to lead healthier lives.
Working in partnership with Medway South Primary Care Network, the project will encompass a whole family approach, and offer practical support for those who may be overweight, living with increased levels of poor mental health, who are physically inactive, practice poor eating habits, and who may struggle with parenting issues. This role will be key in understanding the behaviours and lifestyle of the family and in supporting lifestyle behaviour change.
- Educated to degree level or experience of service delivery in relevant health area.
- Qualification, or experience of, working with clients to support behaviour change.
- Evidence of continual professional development.
- Motivational Interviewing and Behaviour change training.
- Qualification or training in listening skills
In return we offer you:
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Generous local government pension scheme package
- Access to wider training and development qualifications
- Flexible working scheme
- Travel plan discounts
- Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
- Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
- Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.
Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.
We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.
Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Tessa Attwood on 01634 332175.
Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regards to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age
For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.
Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.