Health & Wellbeing Coach - Herefordshire

Posted 31 July by Independent Clinical Services Easy Apply

Health & Wellbeing Coach: Nutrition & Physical Activity

£15.00 per hour for group sessions

£12.50 per hour for one to one sessions

ICS Health & Wellbeing is a dynamic and accomplished organisation dedicated to making the UK’s local and workplace communities healthier. Working with local authorities, CCGs and employers, we design, implement and evaluate innovative health and wellbeing services that will result in long-term health benefits through sustained behaviour change.

Overview:

We are currently seeking a Health & Wellbeing Coach to deliver a Diabetes Prevention Programme that comprises of physical activity and dietary components underpinned by behaviour change techniques.

The Health & Wellbeing Coach is responsible for delivering the group and 1 to 1 sessions which facilitate health improvement with a non-judgemental and motivational approach; and maintaining contact with service users between face-to-face contacts to ensure engagement.

Job Scope:

  • Conduct the Initial Assessment with the service user, take clinical and non-clinical measurements including validated questionnaires, height and weight, and POCT (fingerprick and venous blood samples) for HbA1C (training will be provided)

  • Deliver group sessions on healthy eating and building resilience ensuring fidelity to the programme curriculum content to enable service users to change their behaviour and improve health

  • Deliver group sessions ensuring fidelity to the programme curriculum content to enable service users to change their behaviour and improve health

  • Deliver group physical activity sessions (where qualified)

  • Conduct 1 to 1 review sessions with the service user at regular intervals

  • Implement a service user engagement strategy to ensure adherence to the programme and minimise drop-outs

  • Maintain accurate data monitoring records for all service users within your caseload

  • Where required, conduct risk assessments on potential delivery venues

  • Where required, deliver engagement events to generate interest in the programme from potential service users and stakeholders

  • Liaise with Service Users, Service Manager, Programme Relationship Manager, Operations Manager, Head of Service Development and key stakeholders.

    About You:

    We are looking for individuals who hold a minimum of an undergraduate degree in Sports/Exercise or are suitably qualified in fitness instruction and exercise referral (Must be a REPS recognised qualification) and have experience of delivering exercise classes to adults at an appropriate level. However, we would consider those candidate without the exercise qualification. Previous experience as a Health Trainer will be considered.

    Additional training in areas such as motivational interviewing and behaviour change would be an asset. Other essentials are the ability to prioritise and manage your caseload, a positive attitude, and strong interpersonal skills, in particular, active listening.

    Why ICS Health & Wellbeing?

    ICS has been listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to work for four times in the last six years. We are a forward thinking organisation offering excellent training with ongoing support and development to help you realise your potential and career aspirations. We believe that our success is based on your success. We offer a wide range of company benefits including a pension scheme and 25 days holiday (pro-rata).

    This role will include some evenings and occasional Saturday work and will include some local travel.

Required skills

  • Diabetes
  • Exercise
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Nutrition
  • Weight Management

Reference: 35756842

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