Lead Practitioner: Health and Wellbeing

  • Part time
  • £29,206 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st June 2019

  • Advertised from 4th June 2019
  • 30 hours per week


We are looking for a Lead Practitioner to support the delivery and the development of the Health and Wellbeing service based in the Centre of Wellbeing in Craigmillar, Edinburgh.

This practitioner will deliver a holistic supported self-management service for people with long term condition(s) and provide one-to-one and group support. The main purpose of this role would be to:

  • To provide one-to-one and group based support for people using the Health and Wellbeing service, using a strengths based personal outcomes approach
  • To deliver 10 week Lifestyle Management courses as required.
  • To provide an outreach service for the Wellbeing team to engage hard to reach clients with the service
  • Support and supervise Health and Wellbeing practitioners working within the team
  • To support volunteers/paid peer supporters who have lived experience of long term conditions and are supporting the Health and Wellbeing team.
  • To monitor and report on own work as per agreed monitoring tools and to highlight areas of concern and areas of success
  • To contribute to the organisational strategy and associated key performance indicators by participating in team meetings as required
  • Create meaningful and useful cross-referral links with local leaders and contacts in health, local authority, voluntary and community organisations.

Do you have a degree level qualification (or equivalent) in health and social care? Do you have a proven record of delivering services to people with physical and mental health problems who experience significant psychosocial barriers? Do you have excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) and group work skills? Are you able to manage multiple tasks and prioritise to deadlines? If you do, then we would like to hear from you!

Thistle Foundation

Application notes

Please download an application pack from our website or to request paper copies contact Sarah Bond, Business Support Coordinator, on 0131 656 9946 or sarah.bond@thistle.org.uk

Closing date: Friday 14th June 2019