NEW Job Vacancy! – Community Health Worker

NEW Job Vacancy! – Community Health Worker

New vacancies!!

Friar Park Community Project

We are looking for part time 18 – 21 hours per week hours negotiable

Community Health Worker

Salary circa £22,000 pro rata (circa £11,500 half time) – Initially Fixed term for 12 months

We are looking for an enthusiastic Community Health Worker to provide community based healthy lifestyle support as part of a multi-agency estate based project.

Working in partnership with Friar Park Millennium Centre and Friar Park Children’s Centre, Sandwell Council as part of a small multi agency team you will deliver a mix of healthy lifestyle and health promotion services – encouraging physical activity, reducing obesity, improved diet and healthy eating helping to keep people healthier for longer and to encourage families to provide a healthy start for their children.

Your work will be part of a wider mix of community services – job readiness/employment support, welfare benefits community development and healthy lifestyles services.

You will engage and work with local people and groups to help them to find ways to decide and sustain activities that improve their health.

As part of the wider team you will help improve address wider issues that improve quality of life – low income and poverty, employment, improved financial confidence, strengthen sense of local community.

Funded by Sandwell Council Public Health you will lead on enabling and directly delivering activities than encourage changes in lifestyle and behaviour in areas a wide range of areas e.g. diet, physical activity, alcohol use, encouraging take up of free health checks, improving school readiness for children . We are looking for

  • Passion and skills to make things happen and to hit the ground running.
  • Experience in enabling, developing and delivering healthy lifestyles activities
  • Self-motivated, a good communicator, who loves working with in partnership with local agencies and residents.

Working at the heart of the community within the Friar Park area of Wednesbury as part of a small multi-disciplinary team, engaging local people to become active in finding ways to meet their needs and aspirations, develop their skills and talents and strengthen a sense of community.

For an informal chat call Janet Foster, Friar Park Community Coordinator – 07867 952 774

For job pack and details of how to apply please download documents below:

Friar Park Project Background Information

Keeping Friar Park Healthy

Job Description- Person Specification

Sandwell Consortium Equality Monitoring Form

Job Application cover-form

For additional help telephone Toslima on 0121 533 2668

Closing Date for return of applications 9.00 am Tuesday 31st May 2015.

Interviews will be held on Friday 3rd June

We are a membership based Consortium of not for profit organisations who deliver quality services and reinvest our financial surpluses for community benefit to tackle disadvantage across Sandwell.