Specialist Stop Smoking Practitioner
ABL Health Ltd
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This role is extremely rewarding in making a difference to peoples lives. The role of the Support Worker, Stop Smoking is to support the delivery of evidenced based, equitable stop smoking services to help to reduce the inequalities throughout the contracted localities. This will include the delivery of services within areas of most deprivation. It is essential that the postholder can work flexibly, independently and as part of a team.
Full Smoking Cessation Training will be given to ensure staff / applicants are equipped to deliver effective services. The training will include becoming a certified NCSCT Practitioner on successful completion.
- Birthday Day off
- Flexible Annual Leave scheme
- Employee Referral scheme
- 37.5 hours working week
- Flu jabs
- Blue Light Card
- Cycle to work scheme
- Leadership and staff away days
- Training and Development
Main duties of the job
Skills and Competencies Required
Knowledge and experience of delivering health care support. (Training will be given)
Positive and proactive outlook with the ability to motivate, engage and support others to achieve the highest standards and outcomes.
Adept in communication; A strong communicator who adapts the message to fit the needs of the audience including clients, staff, and volunteers at all levels.
Build strong relationships, foster trust and co-operation among colleagues, stakeholders throughout community settings.
Quality driven; you naturally seek high standards and actively seek to improve them.
Value and remain open to new ideas and perspectives.
ABL is an exciting fast-paced, growing community health organisation. As an experienced, CQC registered, provider of community health services, we are passionate about delivering evidence based, innovative, effective, and relevant health care services in partnership with individuals, communities, and stakeholders.
We are a value`s driven organisation, dedicated to reducing health inequalities and improving peoples lives. We would love to hear from you if you would like the opportunity to work with in a close team of committed professionals and you share our values of designing and delivering health services.
Your key responsibilities will be:
Motivate and empower clients to make changes to address their addiction.
Explain to clients the principles of the nicotine and Stop Smoking Service to enable them to make informed choices.
Deliver evidence-based stop smoking interventions, these include one to one, drop in, group sessions, telephone, or on-line support, these must be in accordance with the NCSCT Standard Treatment Programme.
Work with other professionals to embed smoking cessation as part of routine client care.
Maximise the impact of smoking cessation on health gains and reduce health inequalities.
To understand the analysis of health and equalities data including service data identifying local need to inform local service need.
Provide a high quality, efficient and cost-effective services throughout a diverse range of community settings.
Lead peer support group sessions for successful quitters following intervention to prevent relapse.
Provide evidence-based education in all aspects of smoking cessation and behavioural change as well on-going motivational support.
Work with individuals to set realistic sustainable goals.
Ensure all client and service records are up to date, accurate and satisfy the ABL Health documentation policies.
You will be a motivated, passionate, organised, and proactive individual with knowledge of health and care support (training will be provided in stop smoking advice and treatment options).
This role will be demanding as services develop and should become integrated in all settings. It will be essential that you use your own judgement to prioritise competing demands and workload effectively to specific timescales.
Duties and Responsibilities
This post will work under the line management of the Head of Service. The role will be varied, challenging, and rewarding as the service becomes embedded in all local communities across the borough.