Health Advice Coordinator (Long Covid)

  • £19,000-£21,000
  • Sevenoaks, Kent
  • Imago

Change the future

People are learning to live with long COVID… could you help them?

This is a new role designed to support patients with a long-term COVID health condition that affects their daily living. As a Self-Management Adviser, you will help individuals to understand their condition, self-manage and improve their health and wellbeing.

You’ll work with patients, encouraging them to take an active role in their own healthcare, and monitor and manage their own conditions, treatments and appointments. You’ll support patients to set goals, problem solve and make lifestyle changes, as well as helping them cope with the emotional impact of a long-term condition.

A key aspect of the role is to connect patients with services that can support their needs and aspirations. This could be services that will help them stop smoking, increase physical activity, eat healthily or access counselling.

You’ll also deliver group-based sessions, arranging speakers and facilitating peer support.

Applicants should have relevant experience working in health or social care, a good understanding and knowledge of the individual impact of long-COVID on patients, and experience of facilitating group sessions.

The role is based in Sevenoaks and covers the surrounding area. Car driver essential.

It’s time to make a difference.

We offer our employees:

• Inclusive values-based environment

• Competitive remuneration package

• Workplace pension scheme

• Generous annual leave entitlement

• Benenden Health Care

• Death in Service Benefit

• Cycle to Work Scheme

• Employee Supported Volunteering scheme

• Development opportunities

• and more

Imago is committed to Safer Recruitment practices, and the post is subject to references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Please either submit your CV with a short covering note or visit our website at www.imago.community for full details.

Imago recognises that many people in our society experience discrimination or lack of opportunity for reasons that are not fair. We aim to create a culture that respects and values each other’s differences, and see these differences as an asset, as they improve our ability to meet the needs of the organisations and people we work with. We proactively seek to increase opportunities for inclusion, and celebrate diversity across our organisation and within communities.

Imago recognises its duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children, young people and adults at risk who access its services or with whom it comes into contact.

About Imago

Imago is a well-respected social action charity working across Kent, Medway, East Sussex and London. Through our services and projects, we aim to support independence, reduce social isolation and empower individuals and communities.

We deliver a wide range of services to children and young people, older people, carers, and volunteers, in partnership with funders, public sector commissioners and private sector sponsors.

We apply our commitment to excellence, evidencing impact and safeguarding vulnerable people to all aspects of our work.

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Reference: SMA100522