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Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Reference: 439-SSC-18216

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Wellbeing for Life
Newton Aycliffe/Willington or Healthworks Easington or Greenhouse Stanley
£16,968 to £19,852 pa pro rata

Living and working in the north east allows for an excellent quality of life! Housing is at the top of many people’s priorities and with some of the lowest house prices in England, you certainly get a lot more home for your money.

The diverse geographical nature of the region means you can be in the countryside in less than ten minutes from all of our major towns and cities. We have more castles per square metre of land than anywhere else in England, as well as blue flag beaches on our doorstep and two stunning world heritage sites - Durham Castle and Cathedral and Hadrian’s Wall.

We have several booming cultural hubs offering a unique insight into England’s artistic identity. Not forgetting the vibrant sports scene, the spectator sports of football, basketball and rugby are firmly rooted here with Newcastle FC and Sunderland FC, a premiership rugby side, Newcastle Falcons, and British Basketball League team Newcastle Eagles.

Base: Base: Newton Aycliffe/Willington or Healthworks Easington or Greenhouse Stanley

Hours: up to to 37.5 hours per week

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest integrated care providers in England, serving a population of around 600,000 people. We are a high performing organisation with a track record of success.

The Wellbeing for Life Service is an exciting service being delivered by a partnership based around three physical locations and one satellite base. The service aims to operate across County Durham focussing on the 30% most deprived communities and make a difference to the individual and their sense of community.

The Wellbeing Practitioner post holder will have knowledge/experience of local community health needs and will work with individuals and groups (aged 16+) in homes and community settings over a period of eight to twelve weeks to facilitate behaviour change particularly in the areas of healthy eating, mental wellbeing, physical activity, stopping smoking and reducing alcohol intake, improving mental wellbeing and reducing social isolation.

The Wellbeing Practitioner will work closely with a Senior Wellbeing Practitioner in a range of settings in the communities across County Durham to generate clients for the service, carrying out information gathering and promotion in the local areas, signposting clients to relevant services and enabling them to take up services within the community. The post holder will liaise with a variety of partners, community and voluntary organisations across the hub area and the wider service.

The post holder will act as an integrated member of a team, demonstrating a flexible approach to working across the hub area and County Durham to ensure the needs of the local community are met. Excellent communication skills and local knowledge are essential in order to engage and work with members of the public. Willingness to undertake mandatory and role specific training within a specified timescale will also be essential.

Please note this position requires a Disclosure Barring Service check (DBS).

Hours: hours considered up to to 37.5hours per week (up to 12 WTE posts)

Charges for DBS Processing

From 1st October 2018 we will be charging all new external applicants for DBSs (Disclosure and Barring Service also known as criminal background checks). External applicants who are offered a position where a DBS is required as part of the process will be asked to repay this cost on successful employment. For further information please contact the recruitment team.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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