Chelmsford City Council in partnership with Chelmsford West Primary Care Network are looking to recruit to the post of Health and Wellbeing Coach, providing 1:1 personalised support to people who are referred to them by team members and local agencies.
The successful candidate will have good communication, negotiation and people management skills and act with compassion and integrity. They will have experience of using coaching approaches, frameworks and models or other helping strategies, for example, motivational interviewing.
The postholder will work with a diverse range of people from different cultural and social backgrounds. The ability to work confidently and effectively in a varied, and sometimes challenging environment is essential.
This is a vital community facing role within the Primary Care Network and the post holder will provide health and wellbeing coaching for the most vulnerable people in the community, including the frail / elderly and those with other long-term conditions. The post is hosted by Chelmsford City Council and will be based at Chelmsford Sport & Athletics Centre and will work closely with GP and practice teams to manage a caseload, ensuring appropriate support is available to people, families and carers.
The successful candidate will work alongside social prescribing link workers and care coordinators to provide an all-encompassing approach to personalised care and enable people to work out how best to use the health and care system.
Chelmsford City Council is committed to safeguarding vulnerable groups and expects all employees to share this commitment and have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services. The Council's Safer Recruitment process contains pre-employment vetting which includes safeguarding training, obtaining references and ensuring compliance with Disclosure and Barring Service process.