Healthcare Assistant- Stop Smoking (training towards becoming a certified NCSCT Practitioner)

Salary: £21,756- £26,000

Hours: 37.5

Location: Stockport

Closing Date: 26th July 2023

Please quote reference: ABL 434

Role Purpose:

This role is extremely rewarding in making a difference to people’s lives. The role of the Support Worker, Stop Smoking is to support the delivery of evidenced based, equitable stop smoking services to help to reduce the inequalities throughout the contracted localities. This will include the delivery of services within areas of most deprivation. It is essential that the postholder can work flexibly, independently and as part of a team.

***Full Smoking Cessation Training will be given to ensure staff / applicants are equipped to deliver effective services. The training will include becoming a certified NCSCT Practitioner on successful completion.***

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Motivate and empower clients to make changes to address their addiction.
  • Explain to clients the principles of the nicotine and Stop Smoking Service to enable them to make informed – choices.
  • Deliver evidence-based stop smoking interventions, these include one to one, drop in, group sessions, telephone, or on-line support, these must be in accordance with the NCSCT Standard Treatment Programme.
  • Work with other professionals to embed smoking cessation as part of routine client care.
  • Maximise the impact of smoking cessation on health gains and reduce health inequalities.
  • To understand the analysis of health and equalities data including service data identifying local need to inform local service need.
  • Provide a high quality, efficient and cost-effective services throughout a diverse range of community settings
  • Lead peer support group sessions for successful quitters following intervention to prevent relapse
  • Provide evidence-based education in all aspects of smoking cessation and behavioural change as well on-going motivational support
  • Work with individuals to set realistic sustainable goals.
  • Ensure all client and service records are up to date, accurate and satisfy the ABL Health documentation policies.

Some of the essential criteria for the role:

  • Higher level education or Relevant degree (health/social care/public health)/ professional qualification, or equivalent experience in a healthcare support role
  • Skills/knowledge to utilise computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Have a positive outlook with an ability to inspire confidence, provide vision and motivate people.
  • Understanding concepts of behaviour change and how to implement these.
  • Experience of managing own caseload without day to-day supervision
  • The ability to travel independently across the borough.
  • Work flexibly and adapt to suit service need.

Employee Benefits:

  • Birthday Day off
  • Flexible Annual Leave scheme
  • Employee Referral scheme
  • 37.5 hours working week
  • Flu jabs
  • Blue Light Card
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Leadership and staff away days
  • Training and Development

If you have any questions about the role or would like to discuss the post further, please contact the HR department on 01204 584069 or email

CV’s will not be accepted.