SMI Health Trainer

An exciting opportunity is available for an enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated Health Trainer with a special interest in Mental Health to support the Lifestyle Service across Staffordshire. Health Trainers form an integral element of our whole systems approach to health improvement by providing support and practical information to individuals to assist them in making healthier lifestyle choices.

The key functions of the role are:

To work closely with the North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust (NSCHT) in Staffordshire by providing individual personal support to people who have a serious mental illness (SMI), focusing on improving key lifestyle behaviours and signposting to other relevant services.

This post will:

  • Improve the access of those with an SMI to lifestyle support and advice.
  • Increase Health Trainer awareness and understanding of mental health; specifically SMI to enable them to identify mental health issues and advise appropriately.
  • Increase capacity locally in terms of Mental Health First Aid delivery

The successful candidate will:

  • Have at least 1 years’ experience of working with patients who have Serious Mental Illness.
  • Have experience and knowledge of benefits of a healthy lifestyle and managing key risk factors: healthy eating and increasing physical activity levels, smoking cessation, and reducing alcohol consumption.
  • Experienced in delivering / advising on community based healthy eating and physical activity opportunities.
  • Experienced in empowering individuals and groups, to sustain behavioural change through an empathetic approach, utilising Behaviour Change/Motivational Interviewing techniques and SMART goal setting.
  • Desirable: Recognised Health Trainer qualifications e.g., City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate for Health Trainers, or equivalent, or Royal Institute of Public Health Level 2 Understanding Health Improvement or equivalent.

Is this role for you?

If you are and would like to be part of an innovative and ambitious team, we would very much like to hear from you.

You should have an outstanding record, excellent communication skills, and a focus on detail and quality.

We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Closing date: September 22, 2023 12:00 pm
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