Health & Wellbeing Advisor - Norfolk & Suffolk

Sovereign & Bale
Newmarket, UK
Closing date
19 Sep 2020

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6 Month Maternity Cover Contract - Working Remotely/Homebased

This is an important role in which you will use your professional Health and Wellbeing skills, knowledge and experience to give advice, guidance and support to frontline staff to enable them to better support participants to manage their physical and/or mental healthconditions.

Essentially you will work closely with front line staff, taking a holistic approach to support our participants to gain employment through better management and self-management of their physical and/or mental health and wellbeing needs.

About you:

You will need to be registered as one of the following:

A Physiotherapist with psycho-social experience, registered with theHCPC

An Occupational Therapist registered withHCPC.

A counsellor /psychotherapist registered as an accredited practitioner with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy(BACP);

An accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist registered with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies(BABCP).

Mental Health Nurse, registered with NMC

Clinical psychologist, registered with HCPC

As well as having:
  • Exceptional organisational abilities to allow the prioritisation and effective management of keyduties.
  • Being adaptable and flexible to be able to react positively to ongoingchange.
  • Understanding of the benefits of being in work andmanaging health and wellbeing.
  • Workingknowledgeandunderstandingofthebiopsychosocialmodelofwellbeing.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

To provide support, advice and guidance to front line staff to enable them to effectively support and guide Work and Health Programme participants on their journey to sustainable employment.

To provide guidance and support relating to onward engagement in local health provision to meet the needs of participants following Support Managers assessment of participants needs.

To undertake professional assessments of the health and wellbeing needs of participants with complex or multiple needs using agreed documentation and support onward engagement in local health provision to meet the needs of participants.

Provide face to face, telephone and workshop based interventions for participants with multiple and complex health and wellbeing needs asrequired.

Participating in 3-way conference calls with front line staff and participants or employer to give direct advice andguidance.

To organise, facilitate and if required directly deliver an agreed set of core and specialist individual interventions to support the participant journey under a bio-psycho-social approach. This willinclude:
  • Occupational performance - Functional skills - ADL
  • Motivationaltherapy
  • Strengths / asset focussedtherapy
  • Wellbeing and healthylifestyles
  • Strengths / asset focussedtherapy
  • Wellbeing and healthylifestyles

To support and develop a group of local programme volunteers focussed on health and wellbeingactivities.

To work with front line staff to embed health and wellbeing approaches and ensure fidelity to our practice model is maintained at alltimes.

Provide training, coaching and support for existing and new staff / volunteers on an individual and/or group basis to support agreeddevelopments.

To deliver against our framework of reflective practice, supporting front line staff to better understand the complexities of wellbeing needs p articipants experience and how they can better supportthem.

To establish programmes to deliver effective health and wellbeing support working as an integrated member of the local teams and blending activity with that provided by other organisations.

To develop and maintain effective working relationships with, and an in-depth knowledge of, the local Health and Wellbeing sector to ensure collaborative working and timely participant access to a wide range of services

To work within a quality and clinical governance frameworks ensuring that services delivered meet the standards required of lead bodies, the commissioners, ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 27001 (Information Security Management System) and Investors in People (People ManagementStandard).

Experience, Knowledge and Skills
  • Relevant health and wellbeing clinical experience(E)
  • An understanding of cognitive behavioural techniques and principlesand experience of applying in working practice.(E)
  • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds (E)
  • Practical experience in accessing external support services and well developed networking skills(E)
  • Compliance with relevant professional practice standards and registration(E)
  • Able to train, coach, mentor staff to raise competency(E)
  • Able to work within and across multiple teams simultaneously(E)
  • Ability to identify individual staff and team motivations and learning styles to support(E)
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