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Health and Wellbeing Assistant

Hampton Leisure Centre
25 hours per week
£9.74 per hour
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General Purpose

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.

Responsible For

The post holder has supervisory responsibility for casual or volunteer assistants at their sessions.

 

Key Deliverables

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

Relevant degree

GP Referral

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.

Vivacity is proud to be a disability confident employer and this answer will not impact on your opportunities but help us to accommodate you.