Development Worker (Health and Wellbeing)

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Ref no: DEE01473
Closes: Friday, 24th March 2017
Published: Friday, 10th March 2017
Location: Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street
Salary: £23,633 - £27,820 per year
Hours: 37.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Temporary
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Dundee City Council
Category: Education
Sub-category: Nursery Education

Job Description

Based in Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, you will work full time, 37 hours per week. This post is temporary until 30 June 2019.


You will have a Community Learning and Development Diploma Qualification or Equivalent or Food Nutrition and Health or Sport and Physical Activity Diploma Qualification.


You will build capacity, sustainability and confidence within the workforce and communities to deliver an integrated nutrition and physical activity programme across Dundee, with a particular focus on Attainment Primary Schools and Nurseries. Under direction of Primary and Nursery Head Teachers, key NHS, Voluntary Sector and Community Partners, you will work with school and nursery staff to build their knowledge and confidence to deliver and embed Health and Wellbeing developments across the Attainment Challenge Schools and Nurseries. You will also use evidence based practice and develop innovative initiatives in partnership with schools, nurseries, local communities and partners to improve child healthy weight outcomes for children and families. Lead in the development and implementation of a range of Health and Wellbeing approaches related to nutrition, physical activity, outdoor learning and play that support the implementation of Curriculum For Excellence.

The Individual

With relevant experience in a school/ nursery/community based or voluntary role with children & families, you will have knowledge of approaches to improve Child Healthy Weight, knowledge of current legislation and guidance in relation to improving outcomes for children, young people and families and an awareness/experience of key developmental outcomes for nursery and primary aged children in relation to Nutrition, Health, Sport and Physical Activity. You will possess good communication, assessment and reporting skills with the ability to work without constant supervision, with members of the public and to deadlines. You will also have the ability to listen, understand and interpret the behaviours and needs of children and families and have knowledge and understanding of current issues and evidence based practice in relation to child development and parenting on healthy lifestyles.. You will be a team player with an open and accepting attitude, be self-motivating, flexible, positive and have the ability to work under pressure and use own initiative. The ability to work flexible hours and to take the majority of annual leave during school holidays is essential as is a willingness to identify and undertake CPD. This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by Dundee City Council.

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