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Community Support Worker

OrganisationAge UK Norwich
LocationNorwich
WebsiteVisit organisation website
Contract typePermanent
Salary£18,540 (Full Time Equivalent) + contributory pension scheme + health scheme. Salary will be pro-rata to hours worked
Hours20 hours/week, flexible working pattern.
Date posted20 November 2020
Closing date14 December 2020

We have an exciting opportunity for a creative, inspired, resourceful and team playing individual to join our successful Community and Neighbourhood Support team, which is expanding to provide older people a Health @ Home programme.

Health @ Home will provide older people support to maintain or improve their physical and mental health through activity sessions in a client’s home or in a community space. This may be 1-2-1, for couples or in small groups in and around Norwich, and online.

You will promote the service and recruit older people from health practitioners, social prescribers, social services and the general public. Specific focus will be given on carers, to help them stay healthy.

You will conduct low-moderate intensity physical activities and full training will be given for this in the form of a recognised qualification, which is a mandatory part of the role.

You will monitor and evaluate the service regularly through surveys, questionnaires and 1-2-1 contact with customers in line with funding recruitments.

You will be working alongside our current Community Outreach Officers who support our community groups/activities, be a good team player, possess excellent communication skills and have a flexible approach to working hours/days.

If you have any questions about this role, or would like an informal discussion, please contact Sam Apeh (Community and Neighbourhood Support Manager), by email sam.apeh@ageuknorwich.org.uk or telephone 01603 496325.

This post will challenge your creativity and afford you the opportunity to work collaboratively with external partners including statutory and non-statutory organisations. You will support and coach volunteers to inspire senior carers and their families to build resilience and engage in their local community.

We seek someone with a track record of working with older people in the community or a social care setting, with a solid understanding of health conditions that many older people live with, and the risks and care requirements to best manage these.

How to apply

For further details, and to apply, please go to:

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/norwich/about-us/news/articles/2020/community-support-worker/ and submit to Natasha Farr Natasha.farr@ageuknorwich.org.uk  This post is funded by Sports England.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

The post is subject to a satisfactory DBS check

Registered charity number 1094623

Interviews will carried out on an ongoing basis until we find the ideal candidate. Please apply immediately if interested.