CommunityLinks Community Advisor – Salary £20,085 (Pro Rata)
CommunityLinks Community Advisor
Requirement to travel in the community of Cheshire East
Based at Overton House, Congleton
Part-time 22.5 hours (3 days per week)
Fixed Term until 31st March 2023
We have an exciting opportunity for two individuals to be linked to a project funded by Cheshire East Council. You will need to promote social inclusion and increase the independence and self-esteem of people using our services by helping them identify and achieve their goals.
This role will involve providing community based groups/sessions and promoting access to a range of activities within the wider community. It will also involve working with the Cheshire East community network to develop and support a range of enjoyable, interesting and relevant social activities, you will need to manage your own caseload and provide each individual with a personal centred approach.
As well as a good understanding of mental illness and the long-term effect COVID 19 has had on people’s increased social isolation and loneliness, we will be looking for the ability to prioritise a busy workload and work well within a team.
You will also need the communication skills it takes to, motivate and inspire others, and liaise effectively with a wide range of organisations and individuals. You will build trusting relationships with people at all levels, create a shared personalised care and support plan and connect them to community groups , Voluntary organisations and services as well as work with partners to provide support to organisations involved in social prescribing.
You must be a good listener, have time for people and be committed to supporting local communities to care for each other, also have experience of working positively with people facing complex social and emotional challenges as well as have great interpersonal skills and ability to support people, community groups and local organisations.
Each day will be different, meeting people referred to the service with a range of health, social, emotional, practical needs, all with different goals they wish to achieve; requiring you to offer personalised support.
You will be an enthusiastic and resourceful person, passionate, inspirational, open minded and most importantly, you will be yourself.
Closing date for applications: 12th June 2022
Interviewing on: Week Commencing 13th June 2022
If you require any further information please contact Maureen Williams, Adult Carers Service Manager email@example.com
|Experience of using IT packages including, Word, Excel and Microsoft Teams|
|Excellent organisational, communication skills|
|Experience with monitoring and reporting outcomes|
|Confident in public speaking, having experience of presenting ideas or feedback to groups (large and small)|
|Ability to motivate self to work within deadlines|
|Experience of partnership working|
|Ability to travel across locations and work flexible to meet the needs of the services|
|Ability to develop and promote positive working relationships with customers, professional and colleagues|
|Full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential|
|Competitive annual salary, commensurate with experience|
|Working from a non-profit organisation that delivers a service which makes a real difference to people’s lives|
|Training and career development opportunities|
|24 days holiday, plus bank holidays (Full time equivalent)|
|45p Mileage allowance|
|Company contribution to your workplace pension|
|Proud Members of Carers For Employers|
|Employee Assistance Programme|
|Access to CarerSmart and NHS discount schemes offering you money saving vouchers and discounts|