Digital Health & Wellbeing Coach

  • Job Reference: 00018629-1
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Falmouth, Cornwall
  • Salary: £25,339 to £27,106
  • Sector: Government & Defence, Healthcare & Medical, HSE, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

Pluss CIC is a Community Interest Company that supports thousands of people each year to achieve a career and fulfil their true potential.
Positive People and Hopeful Families offers a lifeline to people who are not in work to help build confidence, skills and give a sense of hope for the future.The projects give people the opportunity to get involved in local communities, meet new people and have fun through a range of activities.Positive People and Hopeful Families are funded by The European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.
We are currently seeking a talented individual to join our team as Digital Health & Wellbeing Coach. Within this role you will support people,in their homes and in community settings, who are experiencing loneliness, isolation or inactivity, which is detrimental to their health and wellbeing . This will involve liaising with GP’s and health care professional teams, as well as public, private and community / voluntary groups, services and organisations to take referrals. The main focus of the role will be implementing and delivering digital support and solutions to individuals.
You will link with individuals with non-medical sources of support within their community and work to identify and understand the barriers and opportunities they would need to self-manage their conditions, by researching into and connecting people with a range of non-clinical activities and services in the community.
If you are from a clinical or social care background we would love to hear from you.
Key Responsibilities
* Support people digitally in their homes and in community settings; to review their needs and help them access required services; and support them to take responsibility for improving their health and wellbeing where appropriate. This will require some element of home face to face visits to cover existing caseloads and set up equipment.
* Develop a good knowledge of the health and other social services available in the locality and online, including those offered by public, private and community / voluntary sector to enable you to support participants to engage with these services and help them overcome any barriers they might encounter.
* Manage a personal caseload of participants, being the single point of contact as well as mentor and coach, to remove barriers to improve health and wellbeing and/or to access education, training or employment, and support participants to achieve these outcomes.
* Through personal assessment and vocational profiling establish effective action plans and optimum progression routes for customers.
* Regularly review participant progress using distance travelled measures and ensure action plans are reviewed and developed to support customers through to sustained employment.
Skills and Experience
* Ability to arrange access to training and facilitate the development of new groups and services
* Digital knowledge, the ability to undertake group and individual sessions using assisted technology.
* Experience of networking and the ability to build good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
* Understanding of the issues facing the long term unemployed and vulnerable customer groups
* High level written and IT skills in a number of applications including Access, Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint
Additional Information
Salary: £25,339 - £27,106 per annum (dependent on experience)
Location: Falmouth/Penryn base but will be delivering the service thoughout Cornwall
Hours: 37 a week 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday- Friday (Full Time)
Closing date: 3 September 2020
This is a fixed term contract which will end on 31/12/2021
In light of Covid-19 Interviews will be undertaken via Skype
Benefits: 23 days annual leave + bank holidays, Pension, Competitive Salary, Employee Assistance Programme including access to 24 hour counselling service,
Pluss CIC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share and uphold this commitment in conjunction with the requirements of the Prevent Duty and the positive promotion of modern British values.
Dependent on the role applying to you may be required to process a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS/DS) check. Seetec support the recruitment of ex- offenders and will not discriminate in anyway. Our full policy statement of “Ex-Offenders” can be found on our website under” About us”.
Pluss CIC is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
*If you require assistance with your application or an alternative format please contact the recruitment team on (phone number removed)