Community Support Worker – Part Time

Recruiter
Devon in Sight
Location
Tavistock, Devon
Salary
£19,247 pro rata
Posted
10 Sep 2019
Closes
07 Oct 2019
Ref
HKUCV0710/SK-HL
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

Community Support Worker – Part Time
Home/Field Based (within West Devon)

Are you an enthusiastic and engaged individual with experience of providing advice and running group sessions? Could you thrive as a Community Support Worker with an incredible Devon charity? If so, read on.

About Us:

Devon in Sight is Devon’s leading sight loss charity providing FREE practical help and advice to people who are blind or partially sighted to help them live life to the full.

Our award-winning services help people with sight loss across Devon, providing vital support and advice to enable those affected by sight loss to live happy, independent lives.

We are now seeking a Community Support Worker to join our team on a part time basis, working 30 hours per week.

Your Rewards:

- Salary of £19,247 pro rata
- 31 days' holiday pro rata
- The chance to make a real difference to people’s lives
- A flexible working environment

Throughout our history we have worked to provide practical help and advice to people who are blind or partially sighted across the county. We have journeyed with individuals over the years as they have learned to live with their acquired sight loss.

We offer a rewarding environment where you will have the chance to make a real difference to people with sight loss. You will receive great training and will have the chance to develop your career with us and forge great opportunities for the future.

Your Role:

As a Community Support Worker, you will provide hands-on outreach support services to people with sight loss across West Devon.

Our Community Support Team run Community Sight Loss Hubs in existing community buildings in the key market towns across Devon to provide a focal point for community sight loss services delivered by Devon in Sight. We work collaboratively with voluntary and statutory sector partners, alongside volunteers, to deliver integrated sight loss services within local communities which are more easily accessible.

Specifically, you will:

- Complete needs assessments of service users
- Prepare action plans to help service users through the eye health and sight loss pathway
- Support service users in accessing equipment and training to help them adjust to sight loss
- Help to organise community sight loss hubs to provide a focal point for sight loss services
- Work with voluntary and public sector partners to deliver sight loss services to local communities

About You:

To be considered as a Community Support Worker, you will need:

- Experience of providing information, advice and guidance
- Previous experience of facilitating group sessions or workshops
- The ability to give presentations to a wide range of stakeholders
- To be educated to GCSE (or equivalent) level in English and Maths
- A full driving licence and access to your own vehicle

Applicants must reside within or close to the area of benefit and have access to transport. The role is home based but there will be a requirement to attend our Exeter office for meetings.

Other organisations may call this role Community Support Worker, Support Worker, Healthcare Support Worker, Eyecare Support Worker.

Please note, the closing date for this role is Monday the 7th October 2019. Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday the 15th October 2019.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we positively encourage applications from people from all parts of the community.

So, if you feel you could thrive as a Community Support Worker with Devon in Sight, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.