Involve Coordinators- Connect for Wellbeing (West Kent) x 5 roles
Salary: up to £22,000 per annum
Hours: 37.5 per week
Based: Based in GP practices across West Kent - Maidstone x2, Malling, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells
Closing date: Monday, 03 September 2018
Interview date: 17th or 18th September 2018
If you have a passion for improving the health and wellbeing of others, this is a really exciting opportunity to work directly with GPs and other health professionals to engage and support patients to take part in community activities, motivating and building confidence to improve their wellbeing. We are seeking energetic, compassionate people with a track record in engaging and motivating people to make a change in their lives. You’ll be given training, including ‘motivational interviewing’ and supported to work with people referred by GPs and health staff who are socially isolated, lacking confidence, facing multiple challenges in life such as debt or bereavement and help them access community-based activities such as exercise groups, advice services, befriending and self-help groups. You’ll also be recruiting and managing a team of volunteers to support, so you’ll need to be real people person, well organised, resilient with a positive attitude and happy to work in the community. IT skills are important, as the service uses an innovative digital solution to track referrals, hold and share information.
Employment is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
This position is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.