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Health Improvement Practitioner - Accidental Injury Prevention

Band 6

Main area
Public Health (Health Improvement)
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
349-LCO-0136
Site
Community
Town
City Wide
Salary
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
Closing
19/11/2018 23:59

We are Manchester Local Care Organisation - an exciting, new public sector organisation that is bringing together NHS community health services and social care services in the city. We’re driven by the aim of improving the health of local people in Manchester by working across organisational boundaries.

 The first health and social care staff have been deployed to us from April 2018 and are now starting to work in new ways across the city. Our teams work as one in the neighbourhoods they serve – delivering and designing services in partnership with local people. We also provide key services that work across wider localities and city-wide. We believe that our pioneering approach will make a massive difference to the health of people in our city and we are looking for you to join our team and help us do this.

 One of only a few programmes of its kind remaining across the country, the Manchester Healthy Schools team is looking for a motivated and flexible person with a proven record of working with children and young people in the specialist field of Accidental Injury Prevention. Managing and co-ordinating work within various health and education settings can prove challenging. It also calls for a varied skill set. But, if you want a challenge, like building relationships with a range of professionals and enjoy training and educating others, this role presents a real opportunity to make a difference and have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of Manchester's children and young people. A forward thinking, progressive and dynamic team that works citywide to improve health outcomes for children, young people and their families, we tackle health inequalities by encouraging and supporting schools to contribute to key city’s public health priorities. To date we have engaged 92% of the city's schools in the Manchester programme. We also work in partnership with a range of other services and voluntary sector organisations. Our work has received awards for Public Health innovation too. In summary, we’re a highly developed and valued team within Children's Community Services and have an excellent reputation for improving the health outcomes of children and young people across the city. A rewarding role for anyone wishing to make a difference to the health and education of children and young people, you’ll work closely with the existing leads in the specialist areas of Healthy Lifestyles, Emotional Health and Resilience, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Drugs and Alcohol Education and Sex and Relationship Education. As lead for accidental injury prevention you will have the chance to make a vital contribution to the delivery of evidence based health promotion/health improvement programmes for children and young people. The post will require you to work closely with teachers and other professionals, both outside, and within education based settings. Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or with an equivalent professional qualification, your strong communication, negotiation and leadership skills enable you to deal confidently with senior management level staff. What’s more, you should be comfortable working both independently and as part of a team in order to manage this specialist area. Good planning and organisational skills are key, plus we’ll be looking for a competent trainer who is able to adapt their training style to suit various audiences. A willingness to travel throughout the city in order to get the job done is important too. Accordingly, you’ll need a full driving licence and your own car. In return, you’ll receive ongoing supervision and continued professional development within your specialist field. You’ll also have the opportunity to contribute to the overall vision and a range of strategies to tackle health inequalities in the city’s children and young people. So, if you would like to encourage and support schools to contribute to the city’s key public health priorities, promote safer choices and reduce the number of young people misusing alcohol and drugs, get in touch. For an informal chat, contact Denise Gaston on 07811989659 or 0161 946 8270 or email denise.gaston@mft.nhs.uk .The Trust reserves the right to close this post once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment. Please note that applications are accepted by completion of our on-line application form. We cannot accept CV's.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kimberley Evans Team Lead 0161 946 8270 or email Kimberley.evans@mft.nhs.uk

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