Wellbeing Worker

31 Mar 2021
28 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Wellbeing Worker

An exciting position has become available for a permanent part time Wellbeing Worker based in Wishaw. The successful candidate will earn GBP10.45/hour. Hours of work 2 x 18.75 hour/week vacancies, to be worked on a flexible basis over 3- or 4-days Mon- every other Sat this can also include some evenings as required.

This is an exciting role in a new venture with an opportunity to bring your ideas to life within a brand new and unique environment. You will also bring creative and innovative ideas to help support the aims of the facility.

Role Requirements

Experience of working with people in support/development role
Ability to work on own, as well as ability to work as part of a team
A positive attitude towards mental health
Excellent communication skills and ability to develop a rapport with people
Knowledge/experience of mental health issues
Experience of working with volunteers/trainees
Understanding of the local community
Role Responsibilities

To develop an initial rapport with people using structured conversations to enable and empower them to identify their priorities and goals
To identify resources/activities/services that could assist the person improve or maintain their health and wellbeing.
Support and encourage people to take an active role in the management of their health
To assist people to be more aware of and to use community-based resources
To signpost and assist people where necessary to obtain advice and information
To signpost and assist people where necessary to access services provided by relevant statutory or community-based organisations
To obtain ongoing feedback from participants to determine need to retain current wellbeing activities and also determine new activities
To co-ordinate the work of sessional wellbeing practitioners to ensure a choice of activities is available on a daily basis
To book attenders into relevant wellbeing sessions and ensure maximum numbers per session are not exceeded
To maintain a positive working relationship with sessional wellbeing practitioners.
To work flexibly to meet the needs of the facility. This can include evening and weekend work when necessary.
Partnership Working

To ensure participants are fully aware of involvement opportunities within organisation
Develop and maintain your knowledge and understanding of local services and resources in the voluntary and statutory sectors, particularly the activities, services, information and approaches that support health, wellbeing and self-management.
Build excellent working relationships and develop effective pathways to a range of service providers within the statutory/public and 3rd sector
To work positively and promote the work of the organisation in a proactive manner.
Record keeping

To complete standard paperwork/online forms following initial contact.
To keep accurate and up-to-date written records of work in keeping with policies and procedures related to facility.
To gather, record and collate data, including case studies/service user stories in a prescribed format for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
Personal Development

To participate in regular individual and team supervision sessions.
To attend and participate in organisational team meetings and work positively as part of the organisation and extended team.
Managing Risk

To report any perceived risks or significant changes in people to senior staff and relevant other agencies without delay.
To comply with Data Protection regulations ensuring personal information remains confidential and is securely stored
To ensure that any requirements or regulations made by the organisation or statutory agencies with regard to confidentiality, health and safety, Covid-19, environmental health and fire precautions are fully met.
To unlock/lock premises and operate alarm system as required.

Our client is a charitable company who have been delivering community based mental health services since 1983 and is now embarking on this exciting new venture.

Our client boasts a welcoming caf?? where people will be able to purchase affordable wholesome food in a relaxing environment. The building will also be a wellbeing centre that will host and support a range of wellbeing activities to help enhance the lives of people in the local area.

This post is subject to a PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) check and also reference checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Closing date: 26th April at noon.

Applications from people who have personal experience of mental health issues are encouraged

If you're the ideal candidate our client is looking for, please send your CV by clicking the APPLY button

Keywords: Mental Health, Support Worker, Health Worker, Care Worker, Support Worker, Healthcare Worker, Health and Medical, Care Services, Care Vacancies, Support Worker Vacancies, Social Services, Learning Disabilities, Social Care, Wellbeing Worker, Link Worker