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Strength and Balance Exercise– Falls Prevention Wellness Coach

posted Jan 27, 2015, 3:52 AM by Ben Jane   [ updated Jan 27, 2015, 4:22 AM ]
Employing organisation: Solutions 4 Health LTD
Contract Type: Various
Salary: £18 – 21k depending on experience
Place of Work: Bracknell, Reading
Responsible to: Public Health Falls Prevention Project Manager
Company Division: Healthcare
Closing date: 4th February 2015  

Solutions 4 Health has been commissioned to deliver a service that provides a professional led system of falls risk assessment and support coordination in the community. By providing support to those at a moderate level of falls risk, this service represents a new, secondary level of support that stops short of the third tier of intensive, specialist treatment and prevents unnecessary progression to this high level of care. 
The service also comprises of community based Strength and Balance classes aimed at people identified at risk of falling. The Falls Prevention Wellness Coach will be trained or will already have the skills to appropriately deliver classes to older frailer people. 
The Falls Prevention service aims to deliver preventative health interventions to reduce the falls within the county and to combat the associated cost linked to health and social care. It aims to: 
  • Promote and develop greater independence, quality of life and a healthy active lifestyle among older people referred into the service
  • Prevent hospital admissions that occur as a result of a fall
  • Provide a service to meet the needs of an ageing and growing population 
The suitable candidate will plan, lead and coordinate a programme of community based strength and balance clinics. Successful candidates will take part in an OTAGO Strength & Balance Exercise Programme (OEP) training fully funded by Solutions 4 Health. This invaluable opportunity will help candidates develop the skills necessary to plan, lead and coordinate a programme of community based strength and balance clinics. Also essential to the Wellness coach role is the ability to interact and motivate clients whilst providing a high quality service.

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