The Healthy Weight aims to reduce the levels of severe obesity within reception aged children, by providing effective and comprehensive weight management support to the parents/carers of children identified as severely obese through the National Child Measurement Programme. The team work with families across Manchester on an individual basis to provide dietary, physical activity and behaviour change advice and support, either in the school or home setting.
This post is positioned within the School Health Service, part of the Children’s Community Services Directorate in the Manchester Local Care Organisation. They operate citywide across Manchester working in partnership with schools to improve the health outcomes of children, young people and their families.
The post holder will work as a member of the Healthy Weight Team delivering interventions and packages of care delegated to them by a registered nurse. The post holder will work in partnership with families in the home, school and local health centres. The post holder will deliver agreed health information and support to children and families working across the community, universal, universal plus and universal partnership plus spectrum of the Healthy Child Programme (HCP). The post holder will also provide administrative support to the team, which may include the organisation of healthy weight clinics and the management of the referral process into the Healthy Weight Team.
MFT is England’s largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We’re creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.
Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you’ll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.
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To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience you’ll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the ‘Supporting Documents’ heading. So that you’re even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, you’ll need to take time to read the ‘Candidate Essentials Guide’that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how ‘we care for you as you care for others’. Most importantly, it also contains critical information you’ll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.
COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the ‘NHS England’ website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.
MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team firstname.lastname@example.org.
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