Health and Wellbeing Worker

Favourite Dundee City Council
Ref no: DEE01589
Closes: Friday, 26th May 2017
Published: Friday, 12th May 2017
Location: Dundee City Council – Various Locations in Dundee
Salary: £23,633 - £27,820 per year
Hours: 37.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Dundee City Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Community Development

Job Description

Based at various secondary schools, you will work full time, 37 hours per week, if under Dundee City Council contract and 37.5 hours per week, if under NHS contract. These posts are fixed term for 28 months. Where the successful candidate is a current employee of a local authority, the post will be offered under the terms and conditions of Dundee City Council. Where the successful candidate is a current employee of an NHS employer the post will be offered under the terms and conditions of NHS Tayside. However, the successful candidate may opt to be employed by Dundee City Council or NHS Tayside. In the event that the successful candidate is not currently employed by a local authority or NHS employer, they will be given the choice of who will be the appropriate employer.

Requirements

You will have a relevant degree or appropriate professional qualification in CLD, Nursing, Psychology, Health Promotion, or other related studies.

Responsibilities

You will deliver the Scottish Attainment Challenge in Dundee Secondary Schools to narrow the attainment gap. You will work within the health and wellbeing interventions team to provide early intervention to improve attendance and attainment levels of young people with emotional health and wellbeing needs. You will deliver, lead, evaluate and further develop creative theme based educational programmes.

The Individual

You will be able to work as part of a team and on your own initiative, have experience of working with young people/groups aged 11-19 years, focusing on enhancing positive emotional wellbeing, and consultation/advocacy with individuals and groups, focusing on health issues. Knowledge and understanding of up-to-date policy, research and good practice relating to young people and health is also essential, along with highly developed organisational and communication skills (verbal and written). The ability to develop good working partnerships with colleagues from other disciplines and professionals from other agencies is required and you will be able to self-direct and manage work with young people in a wide range of settings. IT skills and evidence of commitment to continuing professional development are also essential. 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.