Sovereign & Bale
Role: Health and Wellbeing PractitionerLocation: Homebased covering Central England and Home CountiesSalary: £27,500 – £38,000Contract: PermanentThe Role:As a Health and Wellbeing practitioner, you will be developing and delivering a holistic health and employment approach to help progress participants closer to the labour market that have been out of work and claiming either Universal Credit or New Style Jobseeker’s Allowance for at least 13 weeks. You will work with the employment advisers to support participants with anxieties about returning to work in a Covid-19 environment by running information sessions, and support employment advisers to effectively signpost to mental health and wellbeing support for their participants where required. This will be mainly delivered remotely via phone, video conference and other digital channels.The role holder will be expected to work closely with frontline employment advisors, taking a holistic approach to supporting their caseload of participants to gain employment through better management and self-management of their physical and/or mental health and wellbeing needs.The role will also involve re-building participant confidence and self-efficacy following a period of unemployment through a range of health specific programmes such as managing anxiety, stress management, pain management, as well as self-management techniques that will support the re – entry and sustainment of employmentMain Duties and ResponsibilitiesTo provide wellbeing advice and guidance to employment advisors to enable them to effectively support their participants on their journey to sustainable employment.To work alongside employment advisors when conducting health specific biopsychosocial assessments to identify specific health barriers and provide advice and guidance to help participants address these barriers to work.Work closely with line managers to identify employment advisors that need additional health and wellbeing support with their participants in order to progress them forward into employment.To support line managers with the wellbeing of their staff and seek additional resources where required helping to support individual /team resilienceDevelop training where needs are identified to upskill employment advisors around their participants mental and physical health conditions to support their continual professional development and help support the progression of their participants into employmentTo promote and support the safeguarding of participants and guidance to employment advisors on the escalation processTo support the emotional wellbeing of employment advisors through de-briefing after an incident/crisisGive support and guidance on how to maintain the wellbeing of participants when re-entering into work/ In-work support to maintain sustainment in the workplaceParticipating in 3-way conference calls with employment advisors and participants or employers to give direct advice and guidance.To organise, facilitate and if required directly deliver an agreed set of core and specialist individual interventions to support the participant journey under a bio-psycho-social approach.To establish programmers to deliver effective health and wellbeing support working as an integrated member of the local teams and blending activity with that provided by other organisations.To develop and maintain effective working relationships with, and an in-depth knowledge of, the local Health and Wellbeing sector to ensure collaborative working and timely participant access to a wide range of services. .Produce accurate and timely reports on activity and performance as and when required.Participate in training, learning and development as identified through regular reviews with line manager.Qualification and Experience:Allied health background or an equivalent qualification in behavioural or health sciences as recognised by an appropriate professional bodyAn Occupational Therapist, registered with HCPCAn accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist registered with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)Mental Health Nurse, registered with NMCClinical psychologist, behavioural science registered with HCPCPost graduate studies in occupational health, employability or disability managementExperience in delivering behaviour change interventions for specific lifestyle related issues (Smoking cessation, physical activity, NHS Health Checks, weight management, alcohol reduction)Proven experience of supporting those with health conditions back to work rehabilitation/occupation healthRelevant health and wellbeing clinical experienceAn understanding of cognitive behavioural techniques, principles, and experience of applying in working practiceExperience working with people from diverse backgroundsPractical experience in accessing external support services and well developed networking skills
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