Health Assistant

Are you passionate about health and nutrition? Would you like to help others achieve their goals?

If so this is the role for you.......................

The purpose of this Volunteer role is to provide "Front of house" support for the ACE Adult Weight Management My Weight Matters Programme

About ACE

Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE) is commissioned by Essex County Council to provide Tier 2 weight management

programmes.

The service is community-based and designed to support people to achieve a gradual, long term weight loss by weighing

in at a variety of community sites, accessing the MWM online programme. We care about treating everybody with

kindness, dignity and respect at all times. Interventions provided are in accordance with evidence-based practice and

national guidelines.

The service is widely promoted to health professionals and the general public through promotional campaigns, social media and traditional media. Referrals are received and triaged via our helpline (0800 022 4524 option 3) or online at www.acelifestyle.co.uk.

Skills

What you will be doing:

Meeting and greeting clients, offering a warm and friendly welcome to the session

Explaining how the programme works to new clients

Weighing clients & recording for client's and ACE Lifestyles records

Handing out relevant supporting materials (leaflets, hand-outs etc.)

Keeping a register of attendance

Helping to order resources and keep the My Weight Matters resource box adequately stocked

Generally help organise the session

Skills:

We are looking for someone who:

Knows their own limits re: skills, competencies and responsibilities and work within them

Is able to follow the programme content and resist imposing their own personal thoughts and feelings. Consistency is key!

Is able to accurately record all relevant information

Is a good listener and able to communicate with a wide range of people from different backgrounds

Is able to encourage and motivate those who find themselves in challenging situations.

Demonstrates the ability to work independently using own initiative

Non judgemental

Able to maintain confidentiality at all times

Able to identify, assess and manage risks

Personal Attributes:

Motivated and positive outlook

What you will gain:

Volunteering is fun! You meet new people, explore new places and get behind the scenes of how things run.

It is a great way to try and become good at new things, or get better at things you already do.


Details

  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 01/02/2018

End Date: 28/02/2020

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Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

There are 2 centres which are offering this service: Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow


Location

This opportunity is available in: Uttlesford


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