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Health and Wellbeing Officer

Employer
Cumbria County Council
Location
Cumbria
Salary
£25,927 - £26,446
Closing date
28 Jul 2022

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Are you looking for a rewarding challenge? Would you like to be part of making positive changes to someone’s life?

We have the opportunity for a Health & Wellbeing Officer to join our team, working with individuals aged 16 years and over in the West Cumbria area, who would like to make positive changes to their lives. Most of the people we work with have faced a period of crisis or have multiple issues that they need to understand and work through, making this role both challenging and extremely rewarding for the right person.

About the role

Within the role, you will need to able to adopt a coaching approach and have the personal skills to build trusting and authentic relationships with individuals in our community. You will work in a non-directive style, help people to identify their aspirations and goals, motivate them to make changes, whilst also understanding and reducing any barriers to change. 

Who we are looking for

The successful candidate will be able to:

*Coach people to take action on factors that influence health and wellbeing – including lifestyle, relationships, interests and home life

*Work alongside people to reduce health inequalities by understanding inequality, and identify ways in which they can address and sustain changes into the future.

*Help build independence and resilience to meet future crisis.

*Understand and challenge behaviours, raise awareness and build personal responsibility.

*Engage with our local communities and social networks, but also link the people we support together and encouraging them to create self-led community/social groups. In addition to the above, the Health and Wellbeing Officer role plays a vital role in a Public Health response to meeting public health priorities.

We would love to hear from anyone who could be a great asset to our team. If this sounds like you, then please apply today!

If you have any questions about this role, then please email HAWCrecruitment@cumbria.gov.uk 

What we can offer you

Cumbria County Council is a modern, vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits, including:

*Excellent training and development offers

*Flexible working opportunities

*Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

*Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)

*Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms

*Competitive rates of pay

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Cumbria County Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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