WV1, Wolverhampton
£14,280 per annum
Contract, Part-time
Job description

We are seeking a part-time Befriending Project Worker for a fixed term until 9th April 2021.

Thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, we are able to develop our befriending service and Passport to Wellbeing project in order to continue to meet the demanding needs of people over 50 and vulnerable members of our community.

The objective of the Befriending service is to reduce and eliminate isolation and loneliness, improve the quality of life, facilitate independence and maximise abilities of older and vulnerable adults.

The Befriending Project Worker will work with our Passport to Wellbeing team, consisting of 2 Project Workers, a Project Manager and volunteers, to deliver our befriending service across Wolverhampton in order to promote health and wellbeing, reduce isolation and loneliness and aid physical and mental wellbeing. This will include befriending visits, 1-to-1 and group meetings, supporting service users to attend medical and social appointments, advocacy and engaging external services on behalf of service users.

The post-holder will also undertake administrative duties and assist in the development of Moreland Trust, provide information and support to beneficiaries and service providers, carry out assessments, provide regular progress reports, networking, assist in fundraising and promotional events, undertake practical aspects of the service to identify the needs of the client groups and support volunteers and others on work experience.

Applicants are advised to refer to the job description and person specification to ensure they meet the essential requirements of the post.

Closing date: Friday 17 January 2020            

Interview date: week commencing 27 January 2020

CVs will only be accepted with a completed application form.

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring procedures (formerly known as CRB checks).

Posted on: 13 December 2019
Closed date: 12 January 2020
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work