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Falls Prevention Activity Instructor

Who are we: We are Everton in the Community one of the UK`s top sporting charities and firmly established on the world stage of community sports development. We are considered one of the Premier League`s leading community schemes due to the quality and reach of its various programmes.   

Since 1988, Everton in the Community has been at the forefront of social intervention across Merseyside, not afraid to tackle issues which others shied away from. We use the power of sport to motivate, educate and inspire people in our local communities to improve their life chances. If you would like to be part of a fantastic team, that really strives to make a difference in thousands of lives, then please get in touch today to find out more about our careers.   

About the opportunity: We have an exciting opportunity for a Falls Prevention Activity Instructor to join our growing Everton in the Community team, field based covering various locations across the Liverpool City Region.

As Falls Prevention Activity instructor you will be responsible for the safe and effective delivery of EitC’s ‘Safe and Steady’ Falls Prevention physical activity programme. The sessional instructor will deliver weekly activity sessions across community and residential settings to prevent and reduce falls and related injuries for older adults living in Knowsley.

You will be able to quickly develop trust and rapport with participants and work in an enabling manner to help participants improve their balance, coordination and confidence.

It is essential that our successful candidate is caring and empathetic when promoting the safety, independence, health and well-being of programme participants.

This role requires specialist experience and qualifications working with the older adult population, and an understanding of the multiple complexities around delivery of exercise to specialist population groups.

Other key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing effective relationships with older people, carers, family members and partners in order to promote the safety, independence, health, well-being of older people in Knowsley.

  • Working collaboratively with partners to effectively identify individuals who meet the programmes inclusion criteria as well as the efficient transition of referrals from partners into it.

  • To promote the benefits of active ageing, early intervention and prevention to generate referrals into the ‘Safe and Steady’ programme.

  • Liase with EitC’s GP and health promotion colleagues to organise the comprehensive healthy lifestyle support package across all programmes (including: health checks, healthy eating workshops and physical activity assessments).

  • Working collaboratively with partners to effectively identify individuals who meet the programmes inclusion criteria as well as the efficient transition of referrals from partners into it.

  • Means to travel independently to reach various sites across the Liverpool City Region to attend sessions and meetings including at times working evening and weekends.

Who we are looking for: Essentially, we are looking for an individual with a genuine passion for helping support people to improve their health and wellbeing and who has the ability to build trust and rapport quickly, enjoying interacting with a wide variety of people on a daily basis.

An essential requirement of this role is that our successful candidate must be a qualified Level 3 OTAGO Chair Based Falls Management Instructor.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate patience, empathy and a non-judgemental attitude towards both colleagues and participants.

Other key Knowledge and Skills will include:

  • The ability to plan, deliver, develop and monitor an older adults falls prevention programme.

  • Knowledge of behaviour change models/ strategies to promote better health and wellbeing outcomes

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

  • Level 3 G.P. Referral Instructor

  • Level 3 OTAGO Chair Based Falls Management Instructor

  • Level 4 FaME Postural Stability Instructor

  • Enhanced satisfactory DBS

  • Emergency First Aid Certificate

  • Be registered with the Enhanced DBS Service or willingness to undertake a full Enhanced DBS check

The core hours for this role will be 10 hours per week

This opportunity will be offered on a 12 month Fixed Term basis

The closing date of this advert is Friday 9th December 2022

Everton Family Safer Recruitment Practices   

The Everton Family is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   

As a requirement of our safer recruitment practices, this role will require an Enhanced DBS check or evidence that you are subscribed to the DBS Update Service.

This role is subject to both evidence and verification of relevant qualifications including proof of eligibility to work in the UK which will be discussed with you if your application is successful.    

The Everton Family is committed to equal opportunities and is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We provide a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process; we accept all job applications in a variety of formats and should you need any documents in a different format or require any further support or assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team.