Nottingham Irish Centre is seeking to employ a part-time OUTREACH SUPPORT WORKER for a period of 12 months but with view to a more permanent position.
- Closing date for applications: September 23rd 2022.
- Start Date: 1st November 2022.
- Hours: 14 hours per week.
- Remote working: No.
- Salary: £9244 per annum.
The Irish Centre provides several services, mainly but not exclusively, to the Irish community in the Nottinghamshire area. One of these services is Outreach and Support provided at present by a Welfare Team and we are now looking to replace a worker who is leaving. Our service users have multiple needs, such as support with day to day living, dealing with care agencies and related professional bodies, domestic, health and emotional support.
Our aim is to work with individuals to enable them to live independently in their own homes in a safe, secure and comfortable way, to facilitate a smooth transition into care where required, and to provide support to clients and their families during and after illness or bereavement.
About the Role
We are looking for a candidate who can communicate with people in a friendly and welcoming manner, someone who likes to bring a smile to people’s faces and help them lead lives to their fullest capacity. As an outreach and support worker you will visit the homes of elderly, disabled and vulnerable adults to provide a range of services which enable them to live independently. In care and support no two days are the same, but typically the work can include advice and assistance with daily living tasks, assessing needs for a package of care or domestic help where needed, signposting, providing company to combat isolation and general support in life.
We are looking for a resilient, reliable, self-motivated candidate who can demonstrate an awareness of the support needs of vulnerable and elderly people.
- Experience of working with elderly people is desirable and an understanding of Irish people and the Irish community would also be an advantage.
- A key part of the role is the ability to communicate empathically and effectively with elderly clients, their family, friends and other health and care professionals.
- As part of your role will be to encourage clients to become active online to alleviate isolation and loneliness, you will need to have a basic understanding of computers and information technology and the ability to keep clear and concise records.
- A requirement of the post is a driving licence, and access to a vehicle, as care is based in the community. Travel expenses will be paid.
- Employment is subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK, enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory references.
- Most of the Outreach Support Worker’s time will be spent visiting clients in their homes. Follow-up work, which will include keeping records and liaison with other agencies, can be completed either at home or at the office in the Irish Centre.
Please send a CV and a short letter explaining why you think you are suitable for this post to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Nottingham Irish Centre, 2-4 Wilford St, Nottingham, NG2 1AA.