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Community Development Worker

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Reference:
0378
Organisation:
Suffolk Family Carers
Place of work:
Ipswich
Salary details:
£21,693 pa
Job term:
Full Time
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Appointment:
Permanent
Closing date:
17 December 2018 09:00 AM
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Suffolk Family Carers is a respected charity that is passionate about delivering services to meet the needs of family carers of all ages. We provide a range of services to support adult, young adult and young carers across Suffolk.

Working in partnership with Wellbeing Suffolk, we have two newly created roles focused on the wellbeing of family carers. Wellbeing Suffolk provide a range of support for people with common mental health and emotional issues, such as low mood, depression or stress, working work with people to help make changes to improve wellbeing and quality of life.

The wellbeing services are free to access and are for people of all ages. For more information about Wellbeing Suffolk, please visit our partners' website: www.wellbeingnands.co.uk/suffolk

You will be employed by Suffolk Family Carers, but will be working as part of the Suffolk Wellbeing Service.

The role of Community Development Worker will focus on improving the mental health care experience and outcomes of those with a caring role in East and West Suffolk, by supporting community development through the wellbeing social model.

You will be responsible for highlighting gaps in service provision and improve service capacity with regard to family carers, as well as raising awareness of family carer needs, making it easier for family carers to access wellbeing and other health services.

You should have a clear understanding of the social, educational and emotional impact of family carers, experience of seeking, receiving, sharing and acting on feedback alongside excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage, motivate and empower individuals and groups from a variety of backgrounds.

The ability to travel across the county, including rural locations is essential. You will be subject to an Enhanced DBS, which will be carried out as part of the pre-employment process.

There is flexibility around working hours as well as an attractive pension scheme.

For an informal discussion please contact Terri-Ann Perkins via email: terri-ann.perkins@suffolkfamilycarers.org

Please apply via our website: www.suffolkfamilycarers.org

Interview dates: 8 and 10 January 2019.