In Kirklees we want to be innovative and creative in the way we work to deliver our services with communities. Investing in relationships with those communities is at the core of what we do. We want to meet changing and challenging times with better and smarter ways to work.
The Wellness Service is growing from strength to strength, and we are delighted to offer this opportunity for additional Health Coaches to join the existing Health Coaching Team within the Wellness Service.
The Health Coach is about being part of a flexible team, working across a partnership of Primary Care and the Council. As a Health Coach within Wellness you will have a caseload of clients who you work with, using coaching tools and techniques, to improve their health and wellbeing. You will work collaboratively with a range of partners and build effective relationships across those partnerships to improve health outcomes for individuals and communities.
Wellness is defined as a proactive, preventive approach that emphasises the whole person and which works to achieve optimum levels of physical, mental, social and emotional health. This role is part of a team responsible for developing an integrated Health Improvement approach for adults; to help people build their capacity to maintain good health and be independent.
We want to bring together organisations, people and services to develop a shared approach, using a ‘strengths based’ mind-set that acknowledges, builds upon and unlocks the strengths, skills and capacities of people to live healthy lives utilising the assets within the local community. We want to build on the existing strengths and assets of people and communities and will support individuals to find solutions to things which determine their health and prevent health conditions developing or worsening.
A relevant qualification or experience of working in a health, social care, educational, and wellbeing/community field is essential, as we are looking for highly skilled health coaches with experience of working with communities. This role requires a degree of flexibility and may include evening and weekend work on occasions
Applications are particularly encouraged from people with community language skills.
You will be part of a highly skilled, high performing, dynamic team that is committed to supporting the Kirklees population improve their health and wellbeing and promote independence.
As a team we embed all councils’ values, we ‘put people at the heart of everything we do’. This value is underpinned by our service delivery philosophy which is shaped by a ‘person centred approach’.
As part of this role you will:
- Effectively manage a large client caseload whilst providing high level Health Coaching support on both a 1-1 and group basis.
- Have the ability to establish a positive rapport with individuals through utilisation of the latest evidence-based Health Coaching techniques
- Have the Ability to build key relationships with major stakeholders including local primary care networks and third sector organisations
For a full list of the role requirements please see the attached Job Profile.
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Ongoing Training and Career development (including basic and advanced Health Coaching training)
- Excellent pension scheme
- A range of family friendly polices
- We offer a wide range of well-being initiatives including a cycle to work scheme and discounted KAL membership
Please note that successful candidates will be required to attend mandatory Health Coaching training on the 16th and 23rd March 2022
If you would like more information on the roles, we are offering ‘role awareness sessions’ on the following dates and times:
19/01 13:30 – 17:30
20/01 13:00 – 17:30
21/01 08:30 – 13:30
These sessions will be an informal 30-minute virtual appointment that will give you the opportunity to explore the Health Coach role in more detail with one of the Wellness Service managers.
To book onto one of these sessions, please contact our business support team on: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01484 234095
If you require further information, please contact Robert West on Robert.email@example.com
30th January 2022 at 23.55pm
30 January 2022, 11:55 PM
If you are internal and want to apply for this job as a secondment you must be a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and have successfully completed your probation period. Applications for secondments will only be accepted if approved by your manager, you will be asked to confirm on your application form that you have the relevant permission. If you are refused permission to apply for a secondment please contact HR Recruitment to register the refusal.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.