- Reference: CC173
- Salary: £23,382.00 - £25,130.00 per annum pro rata
- Contract type: Fixed term
- Posted on: 09 May 2022
- Interview date:
- Division: Community Services
- Positions: 1
- Grade: E
- Working hours: 25 per week
- Closing date: 30 May 2022
- Location: K2, Crawley
- Category: Health and wellbeing
About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Crawley Wellbeing as a Wellbeing Advisor (Alcohol). This role provides one to one support to Crawley residents concerned about how much alcohol they are drinking.
Referred by health professionals, wellbeing staff or by self-referral you will meet with customers via phone conversations, virtual calls or face to face appointments. You will deliver up to 8 sessions (training will be given) aimed at supporting someone to understand and change their alcohol related behaviour and you will also be signposting them to a range of services for further assistance.
You will be involved with the marketing and promotion of the service and will develop good relationships with key partners. Throughout the year Public Health run a number of alcohol awareness campaigns and you will advertise and promote these through local media and outreach events.
You will be competent using Microsoft packages including: MS Teams, MS Excel and Word, inputting and collating data and you will support the Senior Wellbeing Officer in writing regular reports.
As part of your wider role, you will be expected to work with the general Wellbeing Advisory Team and may be called upon to act as an initial point of contact for customers who require support for a range of Wellbeing topics (training will be given).
You will be passionate about the health and wellbeing of others, and an effective communicator who knows when it is more important to listen than to speak. You are committed to supporting someone through their journey to a healthier, happier lifestyle, knowing how important it is for people to find their own way to achieve their goals. You will have an aptitude and willingness to learn a number of wellbeing initiatives and will work independently, structuring your own day whilst being there to support and work with the team.
Interviews will be held either via MS Teams or in person, should your application be progressed to interview stage this will be communicated to you in your invite to interview email.
The postholder will be expected to work days, evenings and occasional weekends to suit the needs of the customer.
Work location within the Crawley area may vary due to the requirements of the role.
The post is for a fixed term contract initially up to 31 March 2024 with potential to extend subject to external funding.
A full current UK driving licence will be a requirement of the role.
A casual car user allowance will be payable (currently under review).
Appropriate training will be given.
Uniform to be worn for specific events.
Satisfactory clearance of Standard Disclosure and Barring check will be a condition of employment.
We offer a generous employee benefits package, with a range of discounts, benefits and wellbeing incentives to suit everyone.
Our way of working
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Crawley Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
How to apply
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