Health and Wellbeing Assistant
To plan, organise and lead in the delivery of health and wellbeing programmes this includes rehabilitation programmes across the organisation. To help prevent or address the issues of health inequalities particularly around physical activity and nutrition.
The post holder has supervisory responsibility for casual or volunteer assistants at their sessions.
To plan, prepare and deliver purposeful & safe physical activity sessions suitable for the level and ability of the participants
Make sure that lesson plans are in place for each area – showing progression for the client groups.
To correctly complete any necessary administration and maintain accurate, up to date records in the session specific folders
To ensure all equipment is collected and stored correctly at the end of the session to comply with all necessary Health and Safety requirements as required to undertake these duties
To supervise the safe dispersal of participants after the sessions
To keep all qualifications up to date
To work alongside delivery workers from other organisations to provide an integrated approach to programme delivery
Risk assess the area, equipment and participants prior and during the session - note any discrepancies – monitor safety, keep participants on the set task and follow correct practice and progressions.
Has overall responsibility for the session
Arrive no less than 15 mins prior to session starting
Complete the incident forms if an accident / incident occurs no matter how slight
Take the register and collect money (whilst assistant sets up) / where applicable
Make sure that the sessions have the correct ratio between clients / instructor
Ensure that feedback is collected at the end of each session / or session block
Attend some meetings as directed by the Health and Wellbeing Manager
Advertise any of Vivacity’s sessions through health professionals to keep the referral lines in place and use.
Minimum of 2 years delivering to special populations
Experience of working effectively as part of a team
Experience of working in a health or social care setting
Experience of working with a wide range of populations
BACPR – willingness to take the course
Level 3 or 4 REPS
Full Driving Licence
Up to date first aid qualification
Ability to organise, plan & deliver structured sessions for a range of populations
Ability to react professionally under pressure
Ability to control and hold a group’s attention
Knowledge & understanding of marketing / promotional methods
Knowledge of how to adapt exercises for special populations
Time management and prioritisation skills
Has excellent verbal communication skills
Seeks to increase their learning and experience through gaining new qualifications
Energetic and enthusiastic
Vivacity is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will undertake relevant checks including DBS checks where appropriate.