London

£20,000 - 4 day's a week

Permanent

About the organisation

Led by Patrons Ed Sheeran and Dermot O` Leary the charity is based in Camden with satellite offices throughout London and serves the Irish and ... Read more

Job Description

Job Description

Wellbeing Link Worker

Accountable to: Wellbeing Service Manager

Base: LICC Camden Square.

Salary: £20,000  [4 days ]

Working with: Members of the public, other staff, volunteers, partners

Overview of role

The London Irish Centre Charity [LICC] delivers social groups to the Irish community across London.  These groups help maintain social connections and reduce loneliness and isolation. They provide a great opportunity to engage in activities that promote improved health and wellbeing.

These groups cover a diverse range of service and activities which contribute to the following outcomes:

  • Combatting loneliness and isolation
  • Offering activities linked to Irish culture, enabling people to maintain cultural links
  • Offering activities which provide mental and physical stimulation
  • Enabling care and monitoring of older and frail clients who have additional vulnerability
  • Enabling older people to remain independent and in their own communities for longer
  • To offer emotional, social and practical support ensuring clients are appropriately linked into statutory and voluntary services

Home Visits.

Many of our older clients need a visit at home. Your role is to visit vulnerable clients in their own home and work in partnership with the community services team to provide support to meet their needs.

Accountabilities

Specific duties of the post

  • Ability to establish and lead groups to provide social activities based on the needs of the group

  • To utilise the skills and resources of volunteers to ensure the groups are appropriately resourced

  • Expand and strengthen social groups in new areas of London allowing more geographic spread

  • To raise the profile of the group across the local areas

  • To increase attendance and referrals at social groups

  • Provide one visits to vulnerable clients, complete assessment of need and refer to local services for support and advice

  • To provide a range of wellbeing activities

  • Co-ordinate a range of day trips and special seasonal events

  • To coordinate the tea dance

  • To work with the Wellbeing Services Manager and other colleagues to ensure that LIC strategic aims and objectives are met through statistical monitoring, data gathering evaluation and review

  • To manage and reconcile all wellbeing petty cash floats and to prepare these for banking

  • To purchase goods and services in accordance with LIC financial procedures.

  • To work with tutors to develop educational and learning activities that promote health and wellbeing

  • To develop partnerships with local services that provide a range of activities that encourage active participation

  • To provide cover for the other Wellbeing Services officers as required and agreed with the Wellbeing Services Manager

  • To provide regular reports, papers and other relevant documents as required.

  • To keep abreast of the changing needs of the Irish community in London

Functional responsibilities

  • To attend relevant training, conferences and events as required
  • To attend team meetings, full staff meetings, and service development and promotional activities, including some organisation-related social events
  • To collate data using relevant databases and produce monthly reports

Other Tasks

  • To take responsibility for the safety of self and others, and comply with LICC’s Health & Safety at Work policy and procedures
  • To comply with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements and all LICC organisational and service policies
  • To provide input for promotional activities and events, particularly good news stories
  • To undertake other related tasks as and when required

Personal specification

  1. A proven track record in achieving positive outcomes for vulnerable people by developing and programming a range of activities that actively promote and enhance physical and mental wellbeing

  2. A high level of numeracy, literacy and comprehension in order to be able to manage and account for expenditure

  3. Experience of developing and sustaining partnerships

  4. An ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals ranging from funders to service users

  5. Experience of working in a holistic way

  6. Experience of providing reports, statistical analysis and evaluations of outputs and outcomes

  7. Experience of using Microsoft Office packages: Word, PowerPoint, Excel.

  8. Understanding and knowledge of the issues affecting the Irish community in London.

Skills, knowledge and abilities

  1. Ability to work under pressure, plan, manage, and adapt to your workload

  2. A flexible, proactive and problem-solving approach to work

Additional job requirements

  1. Willingness to travel and work in different locations around London

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