Health Promotion Worker, based in Yew Tree/West Derby/Tuebrook Children’s Centre, in Liverpool (1 position)

£20,344 per annum/35 hours per week/initially fixed term to 31st December 2019 (re-advertisement)

We are looking for a dedicated Health Promotion Worker, to work with children and families to promote healthy lifestyles and deliver activities to children under 5. The post includes both health promotion and family link/early help responsibilities

The main aims of the post are:

Developing & strengthening partnerships with Midwifery, Health Visiting, PSS PND, LIV PIP, Smoke free Liverpool and Housing services to ensure children and families are in receipt of appropriate support and services.

Facilitation of Accredited Parenting Programmes on subjects including Accident Prevention, Health & nutrition as well as Ante Natal and Breastfeeding.

Support women to consider, initiate and sustain Breastfeeding is an area we are passionate about. The Post holder will work with Liverpool BAMBI’s and our own BAMBI’s volunteers to promote, raise awareness and support women in our communities to Breastfeed.

Promoting healthy weight in children. The post holder will develop and deliver a range of one to one and group sessions that will equip Parents with the knowledge & skills to provide their families with healthy nutritious meals & snacks and increase physical activity

Family Link Workers, including Health Promotion Workers, provide direct support to children and their families facing a range of difficulties. This role will provide additional support at an early stage to help divert families from requiring higher threshold. With the family and partner agencies you will develop individual targeted plans of intervention in accordance with the needs of the child and their family as part of the Early Help Assessment process.

The role involves developing and delivering Early Learning sessions for families with children under five years, using your skills and abilities to observe children and plan sessions to ensure their progression.

In addition, the role includes identifying and supporting Families from BME groups particularly Asylum & Refugees increasing their access to services & support.

The worker will take the lead responsibility for the development and implementation of health service programmes and activities in the centre. This will be in close collaboration and under the guidance of appropriate Health service partner who work with the centre. The worker will be responsible for liaison with all relevant professionals & agencies as well as the voluntary sector organisations providing health related activities.

Based in Yew Tree Children’s Centre in Liverpool, (also some work will be required in Tuebrook/West Derby Children’s Centre locations) you will be qualified to NVQ level 3 or equivalent professional qualification in health, social care, childcare, or education. You will be experienced in a community setting in health promotion or public health, in working with vulnerable groups, and working with children aged 0-5 and their families.

You will understand current health promotion and public health issues, child development from 0 to 5, and understand the ethos and services of children’s centres. An enhanced DBS will be undertaken

We strongly advise you to apply your skills and experience to the person specification when completing your application, which is via our online form below. No agencies, please. Interviews currently scheduled to be held early July 2019.

Closing date: 10am Tuesday 18th June 2019.

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