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Health Educator Posted Jan 13
Randstad Sourceright UK Limited , Dartford, Kent, United Kingdom
 
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A leading welfare to work provider are looking for experienced facilitators and trainers with either a health improvement, lifestyle and wellbeing or healthcare background.

These roles will require some travel to a wide variety of locations across Kent, main locations will be Dartford, Gravesend, Swanley, Swale, Ashford and Canterbury. Travel costs will be covered.

You will be part of a team delivering the pioneering National Healthier You Programme to people identified as being at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

The programme involves delivering an accredited evidence based course of sessions to referred patients promoting and facilitating behavioural and lifestyle changes.

The roles are flexible, with varied hours and offering anything from 2 or more sessions per week with each session lasting approximately 2 hours.

We require a variety of sessional roles to ensure the programme delivers morning, afternoon and evening sessions.

Training will be provided before starting and your time to attend training will be paid

Responsibilities

To deliver the Healthier You curriculum to participants in an area, ensuring participants achieve and experience the right learning outcomes

Facilitating group sessions effectively and ensuring the required number are delivered each month.

To work as part of a team to effectively deliver the Healthier You sessions according to the curriculum and using the appropriate resources.

To manage group dynamics and support collaborative working

Adhere to organisation programme policies, including participant confidentiality and rights to privacy, safety and dignity at all times

To participate in peer to peer personal development and reflection by giving and receiving feedback on performance as an Educator

To be prepared to study using development workbooks, curriculum and training materials and preparing for sessions

To carry out self-evaluation after delivery of every Healthier You education course

To participate in the Healthier You Training and Quality Development Framework

Essential:

Previous experience of facilitating group training and workshops, ideally in preventative health, public health or health awareness

Some knowledge and awareness of and an interest in diabetes

Effective communication skills: written and verbal

Outstanding training, educational and presentation skills; being able to develop a good rapport with participants

Demonstrate respect and value the contribution of others as trainers, educators or participants

Motivated to encourage others and act as a champion to support the improvement of their health and wellbeing

Ability to act as a team player and to work within a group setting

Motivation and commitment to fulfil responsibilities

Demonstrate commitment to ongoing personal development with the ability to self-evaluate activities and accept, give and build on feedback

Abide by confidentiality at all times

Desirable:

Registered healthcare professional, employed by a healthcare organisation or currently providing diabetes care

A relevant City and Guilds Level 3 Health Trainer or equivalent NVQ and/or relevant Public Health qualifications ie Association for Nutrition and Exercise Professionals Reps Level 3 or 4.

Physical activity qualification

Formal training related to teaching, counselling or group leadership

Attended/observed an Expert Patient Programme (EPP) or similar course

Undergraduate degree in a health or counselling subject (health psychology, public health, nutrition and exercise science, health promotion, nursing

Language skills, in particular Urdu, Guajarati, Bengali, Punjabi and Polish would be an advantage

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Employment Type: Contract

Pay: 12,480 to 13,440 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual

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