COLAB EXETER RESILIENT WOMEN ‘BEST START’ PROJECT – ‘PROMOTING CHOICES’ HEALTH NAVIGATOR POST

COLAB EXETER RESILIENT WOMEN ‘BEST START’ PROJECT – ‘PROMOTING CHOICES’ HEALTH NAVIGATOR POST

CoLab Exeter is a multi-agency health and well-being hub that supports some of the most disadvantaged communities in Exeter through the 4 key themes of Wellbeing, Belonging, Rehabilitation and Recovery.   Our strategy for 2021 and beyond is to address inequalities in society whilst promoting resilience as part of a multi-agency approach.

 

CoLab Resilient Women Programme has supported women with complex lives since 2017.  In this new programme we are partnering with Splitz Devon to create and deliver the Devon Best Start Project.   This new initiative brings together a range of VCS organisations with statutory health services to improve community knowledge, access to and engagement with preconception, perinatal, DA and other specialist services for targeted communities and lasting Systems change through workforce development.  

Aims of project

  1. Reduce health inequalities by creating pathways for marginalised women and families experiencing a range of complex physical and mental health needs.
  2. Improve health outcomes for children from pre-conception to 2 ½ years through whole family interventions focussing on vulnerable families experiencing DA and other vulnerabilities.

By supporting women with complex needs and the organisations that they work with, we will enable communities to improve domestic abuse and perinatal health outcomes, providing education, advocacy and community-based peer-led support.  This will support women to make positive choices about their health, relationships, pregnancy and parenthood.

We are seeking to appoint a Women’s Health Navigator as part of our CoLab Resilient Women Programme Team offer.   

The aims of these posts are to:

  • Increase women’s access to a range of positive health and education provisions that support their decisions about pregnancy and parenthood.
  • Support navigation to specialist services, eg sexual and mental health, counselling, domestic and sexual violence and abuse, housing, benefits, probation
  • Provide dedicated support worker time to engage with women to improve access to services and support
  • Build social capacity and capability and increase resilience
  • Support women to act as peer support mentors for each other

 

Experience of working with women who have experienced trauma including domestic abuse is desirable, but not essential.   Training can be provided.

Job Description

Closing date Tuesday 11th of May at 5pm, interview date to be confirmed.

How to Apply: Submission of an up to date CV and covering letter summarising why you are interested in the role and how your experience, skills, and values align with the job description and person specification. Submit applications quoting the job reference with a completed diversity monitoring form to amy.morgan@colabexeter.org.uk 



posted : 21-04-2021

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