Health & Wellbeing Progression Coach

  • Job Reference: 00040053-1
  • Date Posted: 23 February 2021
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Truro, Cornwall
  • Salary: £25,339 to £27,106
  • Sector: HR / Recruitment, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

Pluss, part of Seetec Pluss and the Seetec group, is an award-winning Community Interest Company that supports thousands of people each year to achieve a career and fulfil their true potential.

Our employment operations help jobseekers who need the most specialist support to find work. Our enterprise operations run alongside to create direct employment opportunities in a wide range of job roles.

Pluss’ Positive People and Hopeful Families programmes are funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.

We are currently seeking talented individuals to join our Social Prescribing team as an Health & Wellbeing Progression Coach. Social Prescribing is a mechanism for linking individuals with non-medical sources of support within their community. You will work with people to identify and understand the barriers and opportunities for people to self-manage their conditions, by researching into and connecting people with a range of non-clinical activities and services in the community alongside the Health and Wellbeing Coach

You will engage with disadvantaged participants with multiple barriers, assessing their needs and developing individually tailored support packages to enable them to become more socially included, manage their own health and wellbeing and progress into training, education, volunteering and /or employment.

You will support people who are experiencing loneliness, isolation, or inactivity, which is detrimental to their health and wellbeing. This will involve liaising with the health and wellbeing coaches, health care professional teams, as well as public, private and community / voluntary groups, services, and organisations.

Key Responsibilities

* Manage a personal caseload of participants, being a point of contact alongside the health and wellbeing coach, to remove barriers to improve health and wellbeing and/or to access education, training, volunteering 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 their journey.

* To obtain participant feedback and completion of evaluation measures for the Social Prescribing programme to understand the full participant journey.

* Co-ordinate peer to peer support groups through setting up and sustaining self-help groups for participants to engage in community activities, social groups, and share learning with others.

* Assist participants to re-engage with community activities including social groups, physical activity, and voluntary opportunities.

* 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.

* Work to the targets defined by the Partnership Manager.

* To maintain records, keep files and paperwork up to date, use the social prescribing management system. All in accordance with quality and audit standards

Skills and Experience

Essential

* Experience of working with customers both on a one to one basis and in a group setting

* Experience of caseload management.

* Experience of managing peer to peer support groups or volunteers

* Experience of networking and the ability to build good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Desirable

* Setting up learning opportunities including workshops and bespoke programmes of work

* Previous Social Prescribing experience

* Knowledge of Health and Wellbeing provisions within Cornwall

Additional Information

Salary: £25,339 - £27,106 p.a. (dependent on experience)
Location: Truro
Hours: 37hrs per week - Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 17.00pm Friday 8.30am – 16.30pm
Closing Date: 18 February 2021

FTC until 31/12/2021

In light of Covid-19 Interviews will be undertaken via Microsoft Teams

Benefits: 23 days annual leave + bank holidays, Pension, Competitive Salary, Optional Health Insurance, Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to work scheme,

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