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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/06/2021.

Youth Tobacco and Nicotine Prevention Development Advisor

Job Reference: J259-ABL-268

ABL Health Ltd
£20,000 pro- rata

Join us....Make lives better

Do you want to work for a forward-thinking, people-centred organisation passionate about making a difference to communities across the north of England?

ABL Health is a pioneering community healthcare organisation supporting people in transforming their lifestyles through innovative wellbeing programmes. We’ve been working since 2009 on behalf of councils and CCGs to create ‘a better life’ for their residents and patients, and our expertise spans everything from weight management, wellbeing programmes, dietetic services and smoking cessation to counselling in schools.

With a modern headquarters based at the Royal Bolton Hospital just off the M61, we operate in the North of England with localities stretching across Greater Manchester, Wirral, Lancashire, NE Lincs and St Helens.

We have grown substantially over the past few years and are looking for an individual with drive, ambition and who shares ABL's values and who is passionate about joining a team that make a real difference to people’s lives.

We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities and disabled people as they are currently under represented within our workforce. All applicants will be made on merit.

Job Purpose:

The role of the Stop Smoking Practitioner is to support the delivery of evidenced based, equitable stop smoking services to help to reduce the inequalities throughout the contracted localities. This will include the delivery of services within areas of most deprivation. It is essential that the postholder can work flexibly, independently and as part of a team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The purpose of the role is to work with appropriate partners to develop and implement strategies and resources to promote health to help prevent the uptake of tobacco and vape use among young people.

They will also implement and deliver services to help young people to stop using tobacco and other nicotine containing products, this will be in a variety of settings within the community such as school’s youth clubs, family wellbeing centres, community centres etc.

The type of support offered will be variable and a mixture of face to face, face to face, telephone, digital depending on which type will encourage meaningful engagement with the child/young person.

Essential Criteria:

  • Educated to A level standard or equivalent.
  • Experience of working with people from a variety of backgrounds including areas of deprivation
  • Understanding of child safeguarding procedures
  • Clear understanding of addiction and behaviour change
  • Understanding of the wider tobacco control agenda
  • The ability to travel independently across localities

For further information, please see job description.

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