Job title: Healthy Eating Support Worker – Supported Living Onsite

Hours: Part time/flexible (to be negotiated)

Accountable to: Team Leader

Salary: £16,832 t0 £17,852

About us 

The Grange is a welcoming, supportive organisation employing over 100 staff. We are a charity, a social enterprise and a housing association offering high-quality Supported Living and Residential Care services alongside a wide-ranging programme of Skills & Activities and work experience.

About the role

Healthy Living is at the forefront of everyone’s minds these days. Here at The Grange we want to do our best to encourage and promote healthy eating and an active lifestyle for everyone. In order to build on the great work being done by our teams, we are looking to appoint someone on a part time basis for 6-months to pilot a new role.  Our Healthy Living Co-ordinator will plan and drive forward the many opportunities that are open to us and the people we support, working across the organisation and in partnership with external businesses and organisations. 

 To provide support for people with learning disabilities in their own homes (on site and off), with a particular focus on building independence and encouraging healthy choices in the planning, preparation, eating and storing of food. 

  • Providing support for menu planning and budgeting
  • Offering creative and accessible guidance on food, drink and snack choices
  • Supporting shopping trips, including raising awareness of food labelling and alternatives when in the supermarket or doing on-line shopping and making budget-appropriate selections
  • Gathering ideas from people we support, on how and when they wish to eat meals and whether alone or with others
  • Being fully informed about any individual’s eating difficulties, special diets and food preferences before offering support for further healthy eating initiatives.

A full job description is available upon request

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Good cooking skills/experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene
  • Good all-round understanding of healthy eating principles and practices
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to working patterns

Desirable

  • Experience of social care sector
  • Teaching Qualification
  • Nutrition Qualification 

Benefits

  • 33 days annual leave including bank holidays, rising by 1 day per each year of completed service up to 4 years
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Annual salary review
  • Extensive internal training programme
  • Free onsite parking
  • Pay rise on completion of NVQ after probation

Due to the nature of the role we will undertake an enhanced DBS (at the cost of The Grange), and two satisfactory references will be required.

The Grange is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to have achieved the Investors in People Standard.

Please note that this position may close earlier than the stated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received. If you wish to apply for this position, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible.

Closing Date: 30 September 2018

If you are passionate about helping people live healthier – and longer - lives, call Chief Executive Eloise Appleby for an informal discussion about the role on 01372 452 608 or email [email protected]  

Then send us an application form by 31 October 2018

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