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Date Added: Tue 24/01/2023

Shape Up 4 Life Instructor

Dudley, DY1, UK
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Company: SOLUTIONS 4 HEALTH

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £19000 - £22000/annum

Solutions4Health are delighted to be offering the role of Shape Up 4 Life Instructor  in the Dudley Borough.  This is a temporary contract until 31st March 2023, with the opportunity to review as fixed term. With a salary of £19,000 to £22,000 depending on experience.

Role Summary 

Let's Get Healthy Dudley offer Adult Integrated Lifestyle Services delivered by our expert team of wellness coaches. We require a Shape Up 4 Life instructor to support the service's weight management programme. Shape up 4 Life is a 12 week weight management programme for residents of Dudley. The Shape Up 4 Life Instructor is responsible for the delivery of these sessions, ensuring that the content is delivered in line with the Shape Up 4 Life instructor manual and protocol. The instructor is also responsible for maintaining client retention rates and supporting the client to achieve a weight loss equal to or greater than 5%. Instructors delivering ShapeUp4Life with exercise will be required to hold an exercise qualification and plan and deliver exercise sessions. 

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Delivery of the Shape Up 4 Life programme via the instructor manual to groups within local community settings.  

Using your relevant training and experience to enhance the sessions and empower clients to make positive and sustainable behaviour changes. 

Effectively managing weekly groups by providing support to participants to improve their behaviour and take responsibility for losing weight through the use of motivational interviewing, negotiating and empathic skills. 

Making sessions interactive and leading group discussion around various topics within the Shape Up 4 Life manual such as portion sizes and food labelling. 

Taking and recording anthropometric measurements such as height, weight, waist circumference and blood pressure  

Completing appropriate paperwork such as dietary analysis questionnaire, physical activity questionnaire and evaluation forms.    

Collect and record data in a correct and timely manner using inhouse data recording systems (such as Eat4Health and the Integrated Health System)  

Ensure client confidentiality and follow Information Governance guidelines  

Provide daily, weekly and monthly updates and reports.  

Identify areas of improvement and work with service managers on how to address these   

Follow up with clients at 6 and 12 months to collect data in line with Public Health England requirements.     

Participating in any necessary training programmes and take responsibility for own  development, learning and performance  

To represent S4H in a professional manner, acting as an advocate for the organisation at all times.    

Flexible working hours will include scheduled weekend and evening work.   

Own transport required in order to travel to various locations within the Dudley Borough.  

Personal Specification / Skills & Qualifications

Level 3 Personal training    

Level 2 Gym instructor or Exercise to Music    

Level 3 GP Exercise Referral     

Professional Qualification in Nutrition/ Physical Activity   

Excellent group leadership and communication skills   

Awareness of data protection and safeguarding protocols.  

Knowledge of behaviour change    

Reporting, evaluating and keeping up to date records

Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills.   

Knowledge and experience of public health issues related to the service.  

Experience of working with groups in physical activity/ nutrition setting    

Experience retaining clients within a programme or service    

Practical experience of using IT systems.

Self-motivated, pro-active, and innovative

Ability to work a flexible working pattern (including some evenings and weekends)  

Driver license & own transport 

About Us

Solutions4Health are an innovative company with a passion and a track record for tackling health inequalities. We provide a one stop solution for commissioners accountable for outcome focused integrated Public Health services.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, as we do not sponsor work permits and outside work permits are not accepted as proof of a right to work in the UK.

We encourage applicants meeting the criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion, or ethnicity.

Solutions4health are a disability confident employer. If you require any reasonable adjustments, either at application or interview stage, please contact our HR team.

Benefits

Promoting and supporting employee well-being is at the heart of our purpose which is why we offer a range of health and wellbeing support to our teams. 

Our Employee Assistance Programme 

The HSF Health Plan 

Cycle to Work scheme

Generous sick pay 

Annual Leave that increases with length or service

If you think you are suitable for this role, please apply now
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