Health Check Advisor


Health Check Advisor



  • Full time
  • Temporary
  • Remote working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 78ce715fe57e4d6aaa8b3f3b90c73178

Full Job Description

As the Health Check Advisor, you will undertake health checks across the Borough in very varied community settings. You will provide lifestyle advice and recommend support for not only health issues but work with the voluntary sector to address wider social and personal needs.

We are, with our colleagues in primary care (GPs) the voluntary and community sector, setting up a new team to help improve the health and wellbeing of Wokingham Borough residents to reduce health inequalities and to prevent conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Key Responsibilities

  • As a team, run daily clinics across the Borough

  • Record client details

  • Take key measurements, such a Blood pressure, height and weight, glucose levels

  • Discuss wider wellbeing issues with clients

  • Record data on applications

  • Recommend next steps for the client in terms of interventions, signposting, referral of materials to support their health and wellbeing going forward

  • Work with colleagues in Primary care, community organisations, social prescribers to provide "wrap around" support, Whilst this is a fixed term contract appointment, for anyone already employed by Wokingham Borough Council this would be classed as a secondment if successful. Therefore, the usual permission requests for secondments apply and you must speak to your line manager in the first instance before applying.

  • Please be aware that we will be reviewing the applications we receive on a daily basis, and we reserve the right to close the advert early if suitable candidates are identified.

    You will: -
  • have experience in a customer, patient or client facing role

  • demonstrate you can work flexibly in a team

  • be culturally aware of the needs and perspectives of differing communities

  • have excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • thrive with varied timetable, visiting lots of locations and groups

  • able to work at times outside normal working hours on occasion

  • have a driving license

  • Training and support

    A background in health, care or working in the voluntary and community sector is a benefit but not essential. We will provide training and supervision, we are looking for candidates who are quick learners, can demonstrate they have those vital interpersonal skills in the team and when advising clients. We are keen to create a team that reflects our communities so encourage applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

    Children's services

    People are at the heart of our organisation whether it's our staff, residents or businesses. We're committed to equality across the Borough and within our workplace, continually striving to better understand our communities we serve to inform the decisions we make.

    We know that by working together, anything is possible. Our 'One Team' approach means that whether we're working remotely, in the office, or out in the community, we stay connected to one another, our partners and communities.

    We are always open to new ideas and ways of doing things. We foster an environment where creativity is valued, empowering our staff to drive change through innovative ideas to deliver our services successfully.

    Our people are passionate about what they do and are proud to work here; it's our people that makes us who we are!

    Would you like to work for a small unitary authority often voted one of the best places to live in the UK; Wokingham is an attractive market town in Berkshire with excellent road and rail links, good schools and low levels of crime making the town attractive to families and residents who enjoy a high quality of life Wokingham Borough Council has had a major reorganisation to ensure we provide the best possible services to the people of Wokingham.

    For Children's Services this has resulted in appointing a dynamic new Director of Children's Services who is committed to high quality services for all children and their families and to further develop a 'learning organisation' where our staff develop and achieve their future ambition.

    You would be joining a confident Leadership team on a journey to offering a consistently good service; a service which works honestly and respectfully with families, offering high support and challenge to meet the needs of their children in a time frame which makes sense to children. As a learning organisation we do not shy away from difficult decisions we work creatively and assertively with families, extended family members, our staff and colleague professionals in other agencies.

    Careers in adult social care

    Adult Social Care makes a positive impact on so many lives. Working in social care is a fulfilling job that transforms lives for the better. With your help, people will have the ongoing support they need to live their lives to the full and help continue to deliver our outstanding services

    Roles are varied and every day is different. Working in adult social care will give you a huge sense of pride and satisfaction at the end of every working day. You won't find a more rewarding job.

    We can offer you a host of excellent benefits including
  • Generous Annual Leave allowance.

  • Flexible Working Options

  • Enhanced Local Government Pension Scheme.

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Sports & Leisure Discounts and more!, Excellent pension benefits

  • Flexible working hours

  • Annual leave - starting at 26 days (plus bank holidays dependent on grade and working hours)

  • Training and support

  • Free eye tests

  • Free gym access

  • Free advice and counselling through our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

  • Relocation package worth up to £8,000 (subject to eligibility

  • Employment referral scheme of £1000 for successful candidates (subject to eligibility)

  • We pay professional registration fees for Social Workers and Occupational Therapists

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