Health Promotion Lead

Discipline: Central Functions
Job type: New
Salary: £37,370
Contact name: Sonia Abban

Contact email: Sonia.abban@ambient.org.uk
Job ref: 003322
Published: 20 days ago

Health Promotion Lead

 

Home Based 

 

38 hours per week 

 

£37,370pa with £4,224pa for Car Allowance  

 

Purpose of Role

 

Ambient support people with many, varying and often complex health needs and without good health and a sense of wellbeing, people are not able to engage with the support we can offer. We will be recruiting a Health Promotion Lead, which will focus on:

 

*       Improving the health and wellbeing of the people we support

*       Enhancing the quality of life for people

*       Reduce health inequalities for the people we support.

*       Health education for the people we support, and our colleagues to provide better health outcomes for people

*       Empowering people to take control of their own health and wellbeing.

*       Preventive work across Ambient’s portfolios

*       Promote Health initiatives within Ambient & ensure we are following evidence-based practice.

 

Health Promotion

 

*       Lead on the reduce of health inequalities for people who Ambient support. Identify, challenge and remove existing and potential barriers to people accessing health and wellbeing services.

*       Provide health education to people we support and to teams on key health concerns, such as constipation, Epilepsy, Falls Prevention, Diabetes etc

*       Ensure Ambient are working within any relevant best & evidence-based practise to improve the lives of people who receive support from Ambient.

*       Deliver specific health promotion/education sessions to people we support, families and Ambient staff.

*       Review best practise guidance, horizon scan to ensure Ambient is working in the most current & evidence-based approaches to improve the health & wellbeing of people.

*       To improve practise in our homes & services to ensure people receive the best standard of care to improve their health & wellbeing.

*       To review the annual LeDeR report and any other health and wellbeing reporting and review against Ambient’s policy & practise, with a view of making any necessary improvements.

*       Identify, and support with the roll out of any health specific diagnosis training, support & coaching to operational teams.

*       To work in partnership and develop links with local community groups, voluntary organisations, and statutory bodies.

*       Be the IPC Lead for Ambient.

 
 

*       To monitor & review internal data such as Falls, medication errors, ABC’s, serious incidents, health related safeguarding concerns etc, to identify, themes & trends to drive organisational or service specific improvements. 

 
 

Health Promotion Lead & Quality  

 

*       To support staff and teams regarding the risk management of people we support’s health and wellbeing.

*       To develop and deliver learning opportunities relating to best practise service provision.

*       To lead on identifying, sharing, and implementing evidence-based practise through quality improvement and service development.

*       Monitor the use of forensic & other clinical health risk registers within Ambient and support teams to ensure that people receive safe care, & the appropriate MDT & external health & social care colleagues are involved.

*       Provide advice and guidance to teams on practise matters affecting good quality service delivery.

*       Support initiatives and focus on medication error reduction across Ambient.

*       To ensure Ambient have the appropriate health records for monitoring & capturing the support people need to improve their health and wellbeing.

*       Deliver initiatives on improving the wellbeing of people we support (relationships, mental health, exercise, healthy eating etc)

Quality and Service Improvement 

*       To work with Ambient Guardians to ensure that we work collaboratively and people we support are involved in organisational change.

*       To provide targeted support and guidance to services that require an extra focus to drive quality improvements.

*       To report on service / people and or organisational compliance or reputational risks and to be solution focused in supporting any necessary service or organisational improvement.

*       To shape audit tools and governance tools in measuring quality of support and the quality of life of people we support

*       To identify opportunities for quality initiatives, leading on the delivery of those in services and/or organisationally

*       Identify any themes & or trends in any quality or practise data (qualitative or quantitative) and from this identify solutions to ensure we continuously improve Ambient service deliver and governance.

*       Where necessary to carry out practise observations, audits and reviews of services and implement changes that may be required from findings.

 
 

Qualifications/Experience:

 

*       Relevant Health Promotion Qualification (or health related qualification)

*       Coaching and mentoring teams

*       Experience in delivering health promotion sessions to diverse stakeholders.

*       Experience of working with diverse stakeholders

*       Experience in driving quality improvements.

*       Experience of working in the charitable sector, educated to degree or equivalent would be desirable.

 
 

Essential Skills/Knowledge/Attributes:

 

*       Excellent knowledge of health promotion with people with a Learning Disability, Autism, Older Adults & people with a Mental Health Diagnosis 

*       Good knowledge and use of Teams/Microsoft

*       Computer literate to a high standard

*       A knowledge of the adult social care sector and the legislation that governs it

*       Ability to communicate and work across departments to improve the quality across Ambient.

*       Solution focused and work using initiative.

*       Ability to review themes and trends in data & practise observations.

*       Extensive knowledge of good practise in the Learning Disability, Mental Health & Older Adults Sectors

*       Knowledge of local/national priorities/initiatives/innovations that may impact on policy & practice.

*       Commitment to promoting good practise and quality assurance.

*       Flexibility in approach

*       Willingness to learn and undertake training.

 
 

The benefits for you 

  • Flexible working, enabling work-life balance.
  • National Living Wage paid regardless of age, including under 25s.
  • Training and development
  • ‘Refer a Friend’ bonus scheme.
  • Enrolment into defined pension scheme with contribution rates that increase over time (to maximum of 6% of the employee’s pensionable earnings)
  • ‘Season Ticket’ loan & ‘Bike to Work’ scheme.
  • 29 days annual leave per annum. 8 days for Bank holidays are in addition to this basic entitlement.
  • Membership of Health Service Discounts scheme
  • Free access to a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme

 

We positively welcome diversity of background, ethnicity, skills, talents, and contributions from everyone.

 

We are committed to Safeguarding‿. An enhanced DBS clearance is required for this post.  References will also be obtained for all roles. 

 

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