About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for an individual to join our LFC Foundation team as a Children’s Health Coordinator. The LFC Foundation currently delivers a number of children’s health programmes including MOVE, an exercise referral programme that supports children with respiratory conditions and obesity issues, to access physical activity in the community but also in a supported environment.
In this role you will oversee the day-to-day coordination of the children’s health programmes and a large element will involve exercise/activity delivery, weight management educational workshops and mentoring.
What will you be doing?
Work closely with the Health Manager to establish strong and lasting relationships with Primary Care staff and other health professionals
Provide specialist coaching support for children with CF, asthma and obesity issues
Deliver weight management sessions to families and support them to make positive lifestyle changes
Deliver mentoring sessions to children/young people poor mental health
Deliver activity sessions in the community
Deliver the projects in line with the project plans ensuring all KPI’s are met
Ensure quality and safeguarding standards are achieved and maintained
Work closely with partner organisations
Support the development of all children’s health programmes
To encourage and mentor participants to access our community activities and workshops
Support beneficiaries to identify and access physical activity opportunities in their local area that reflect their needs, interests and abilities.
Deliver the projects as per the project budgets
Ensure effective collection of all monitoring and evaluation data
Record data on LFC Foundation databases
Provide timely reports and analysis of performance
Ensure case studies and PR opportunities are regularly undertaken in line with Club and Foundation guidelines
Provide content for LFC Foundation social media
Who are we looking for?
To be successful in this role, you will have proven experience working with children in an exercise environment, achieving lasting behaviour changes. You will have an understanding of the issues around physical activity and behaviour change for children and young people living with long-term health conditions. You’ll have experience of delivering eight management sessions or similar and experience of working with children and young people with poor mental health. It is desired you will have experience of delivering virtual exercise classes/remote consultations, including a proven track record of delivering preventative health interventions and signposting individuals to specialist services.
It is essential you hold a level 3 exercise referral qualification; it is desirable if in addition you hold a level 4 specialist exercise instructor and level 2 weight management qualification, including a first aid and mental health first aid qualification. You’ll be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal organisational skills, empathy and resilience and excellent personal organisational skills.