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Brent's Children's Physical Activity and Nutrition Practitioner

Employer
Central London Community Health Trust
Location
Middlesex
Salary
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Central London Community Healthcare is advertising for an exciting opportunity for a Band 5 full time Children's Physical activity and Nutrition practitioner for the Brent Children's Healthy Weight Service.

The Children's Healthy Weight service in Brent is looking for a dynamic and creative Physical activity and Nutrition practitioner. The individual will aim to increase physical activity participation levels and support children and their families to make healthy lifestyle choices encouraging a whole family approach.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an individual who is able to work in a collaborative manner with families and able to work independently using their own initiative.

They will be a highly motivated individual who confidently delivers responsive Healthy weight, group and 1:1 individual sessions to children and their families. This individual will play a pivotal and exciting role within an innovative forward-thinking and dynamic team.

This individual will be joining a professional team who is embedded within the 0-19 public health children's services in Brent. The role will work alongside health visitors, family well-being centre staff and local nurseries.

The successful post holder will be supported in developing skills and knowledge through the Performance Appraisal and Development Review process.

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here: https://www.clch.nhs.uk/job/pay-and-benefits

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to Job description and personal Specification for outline of skills, knowledge and experience required.

Person Specification

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • Degree or diploma or equivalent knowledge and experience gained through working in nutrition and/or specialized physical activity
  • First Level Degree- Health / Fitness related OR Registered Nurse ( Adult or Paediatric) OR HCPC Registered Dietician OR B.Sc. Nutrition and Dietetics or Equivalent
  • Mentor or practice-based learning training


Desirable

  • Minimum NVQ Level 3 qualification in sport /physical activity related subject (or equivalent sport coaching qualifications)
  • Evidence of continuing education and training
  • REPS/CIMSPA registered
  • Postnatal exercise qualification
  • NMVQ qualification in sports


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of and confident in delivering group weight management programmes for children and families or working with children and families on other group programmes / teaching
  • At least one (1) years' experience of working in either a school, leisure or community setting, ideally in a group environment.
  • Evidence of significant relevant CPD
  • Experience or knowledge of developing, delivering, and evaluating health education sessions with local groups.
  • Experience of delivering and promoting physical activity programs in a community environment
  • Experience of planning a series of progressive physical activity sessions leading to sustainable community participation
  • Experience of working with adults and children in a 1-2-1 and group environment to support positive lifestyle change


Desirable

  • Experience of providing or developing health interventions for targeted groups
  • Experience in dealing with members of the public who may have communication difficulties


Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust

Address

Willesden Centre for Health & Care

Middlesex

NW10 3RY

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824-ONW-7005

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