DC008 – Hub Link Worker
£18,825 per annum
37 hours per week (Fixed term until 31st March 2022)
Closing Date – 15th February 2021
Do you have an experience of working with people from disadvantaged communities? Do you have experience of working with people who have experienced traumatic and complex life experiences? Do you have an understanding of referral and assessment processes?
Do you have experience of personalised action plans? Do you have knowledge and application of professional standards and codes of conduct? Do you have knowledge of a broad range of relevant health issues including public health and health inequalities?
Do you have knowledge of relevant national policies and procedures across Health and Adult Social Care including equality and diversity and anti-discriminatory practice?
Do you have knowledge of the barriers people face in overcoming patterns of behaviour that impact upon achieving related goals?
If so, the role of Hub Link Worker could be for you.
Changing Lives began in 1970, when four people set up Tyneside Cyrenians, offering food and shelter to people experiencing homelessness in the North East. Since then, services have grown and developed to support people experiencing a wide range of personal challenges, including addiction and recovery programmes, employment guidance, help for people in prison or on probation, and support for people experiencing sexual exploitation or domestic abuse.
Today our charity employs over 600 staff, has 400 volunteers and operates from Berwick to London giving people hope and aspiration that their lives can change. We listen carefully to the experiences of people with lived experience and 20% of staff at Changing Lives have previously used services.
At Changing Lives, we believe that everyone deserves a safe home, a rewarding job and a life free from addiction or abuse. We also believe that, given the right support, anyone can change their life for the better. By focusing on their strengths, potential and opportunities, we help over 14,000 people overcome their problems and live safe, successful, independent lives each year.
We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives.
About the job
If successful in application, you will be part of a team that works to support people identified within the complex lives team. The team work to empower people and through the support offered we endeavour to inspire people to improve their health and wellbeing by accessing support, helping to build personal and social capital, connections and resilience.
The purpose is to provide the initial point of contact with the Complex Lives service face to face or by phone. You will provide a professional but supportive welcome, provide information and supported advice and deal with occasional crisis situations when needed. The post holder will gather and hold up-to-date information about the Complex Lives Team and a wide range of other appropriate services and circulate regular information about all services available. In this way we will ensure that those who need support will have the widest range of options available to them and that there are clear pathways between services.
It will be important in the role that you work in partnership with the community in Doncaster; and with relevant statutory, voluntary or community agencies to improve the quality of life for people who would benefit from the support of the complex lives team. This holistic approach will encourage and support the development of lasting behaviour changes that underpin improved wellbeing and life chances.
The role of a link worker will be located at the Changing Lives Doncaster Community Hub where you will be based on the front desk, welcoming people that are accessing the centre for support with the Complex Lives team. Although your main task will be to provide the initial contact for the service and much of your time will be spent at reception this is much more than a reception role. The post holder will also need experience of working with vulnerable people as well as have good information and data handling, IT and communications skills.
As part of the role you will also be a key person in the maintaining and development of the Real Help Doncaster campaign alongside the action group.
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