The opportunity has arisen to employ a Dietetic Support Worker to work under the direction of the Highly Specialist Public Health Dietitian. They will support the roll out and delivery of brief interventions to patients at high risk of developing Diabetes.
Post holders will also deliver a range of community based initiatives; utilising a range of agreed approaches to support positive changes to food, nutrition, and physical activity behaviours. They will support the local delivery and evaluation of Nutrition Skills for LifeTMservices.
The successful candidates will receive a range of training opportunities and work alongside fellow Dietetic Assistant Practitioners in Public Health Dietetics, under the guidance of the Senior Public Health Dietitians. They will receive weekly supervision sessions with a registered dietitian and will work closely with a range of partner agencies to promote positive healthy lifestyle behaviours.
All post holders will work to an agreed framework with a degree of autonomy and will be responsible and accountable for tasks delegated to them. This will involve having their own caseload and working productively with a range of partners and organisations in a complex community environment.
This is a fixed term contract for 6 months to cover the needs of the service.
Main duties of the job
Main duties include:
To undertake necessary training on prediabetes, nutrition, motivational interviewing, and behaviour change strategies
To work with GP practices to identify and engage with patients at risk of developing diabetes
To provide admin support to the project team as needed
To support and assist the project team in the provision of comprehensive healthy lifestyles programmes
To work safely and appropriately in an unsupervised capacity as part of the project team
To plan and prioritise workload on a day-to-day basis under the supervision of the qualified staff
To motivate, guide and encourage the community to participate in activities and monitor their progress during the programme and reporting findings to the relevant qualified staff member
To contribute to the maintenance of adequate notes on client group or activity progress, with guidance from qualified staff
To send relevant information to client groups as directed by the qualified staff.
To be competent in the use of practical food resources
To undertake the inputting of data into evaluation databases
To participate in team meetings to discuss programme progress and ensure that feedback is given to relevant bodies or groups
To respect and adhere to the code of confidentiality
To promote and support clients' rights, by promoting individual choice and respecting their beliefs
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.
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