Location: Braunstone Health Social Care Centre
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £21589 - £23836
Total salary package*: £32502
Job reference: 1805
Hours: Full Time
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Live Well Leicester is an integrated healthy lifestyle service which supports the residents of Leicester city to improve their health and wellbeing by offering support with smoking cessation, increasing physical activity, managing alcohol levels , healthy eating and weight management. We have a fantastic opportunity for a compassionate yet enthusiastic Stop Smoking Advisor to join our Live Well Leicester team to support the residents of Leicester to stop smoking.
Working closely with officers within the Live Well team and the wider Public Health team, as well as other internal and external service, you will motivate people to change and to stop smoking.
You must be able to work flexibly, including evenings and weekends by agreement to provide sessions to suit service users and willing & able to work occasionally outside normal office hours.
As a Stop Smoking Advisor, you will manage your casework of clients and monitor their progress as well as making onward referrals to where appropriate to support clients to further enhance their health and wellbeing. By implementing motivational techniques and providing clients with tools, you will aim to help them with stopping the habit and provide clinical advice. As a confident IT user, you will maintain accurate records on the client record management systems.
With previous experience of supporting individuals to change their behaviour and helping them to facilitate these changes, you will have an understanding of the national and local agenda in relation to smoking cessation and tobacco and the impact of smoking on an individual’s health. Using your excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills you will have the ability to listen actively and provide clear explanations and clinical advice to clients and other professionals as well as ability to engage, influence and persuade others. You will have NCSCT (National Centre for Smoking Cessation & Training - Knowledge and Skills) programme completed OR a willingness to complete this within 1 month of commencement in the post.
If you want to make a difference to the citizens of Leicester and their health and wellbeing, then we would love to hear from you.
Please complete our online application form referring to the attached person specification for all the job requirements and ensure you tell us about your experience and knowledge, where this is being measured by application form.
Should you wish to attach your CV, please also ensure that this is tailored to reflect the job requirements which will give you the best possible chance of being shortlisted.
For an informal conversation about the role please contact Harpreet Sohal on 0116 454 0345.
Please read any attached documents before applying for this job
* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.
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