Social Prescribing Coordinator (2 roles)
Brightlife (Age UK Cheshire)
Hours – 36.25 hours per week
Salary – £24,957.40 per year
Closing Date – No later than 5pm on Tuesday 24th November 2020.
Brightlife, in partnership with Age UK Cheshire, are currently recruiting for two Social Prescribing Coordinators. Each position presents an exciting opportunity for someone with excellent communication skills and a commitment to supporting older people to join a project funded through The National Lottery Community Fund’s Ageing Better programme working to reduce social isolation in West Cheshire.
The Social Prescribing Team in Brightlife will extend the existing work aimed at improving the lives and health of socially isolated older people until March 2022. Due to the present Covid19 situation we are currently adapting our delivery methods which include significant telephone-based support. We are looking for two flexible, compassionate, motivated, and pro-active team members, who will be provided with support and resources that match our person-centred ethos.
You will be able to engage with individuals and communities, working collaboratively to set goals and action plans and to effectively carry out assessment and reviews.
You will need to be able to engage with a wide range of partners in health and social care, voluntary and community organisations and members of the public. We are looking for someone with an excellent understanding of the issues that affect older people’s lives, especially in relation to social isolation. You will contribute to forums and networks at a local and national level.
The ability to lone work, whilst being part of a wider project team and to travel across Cheshire is essential.
In return, we offer home working, pension, a health cash plan, 25 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays) and a salary of £24,957.40 per year.
You will be employed by Age UK Cheshire, who lead the Brightlife partnership, and have an office base in Hartford, Northwich. The role is home-based. A full job description and application form is available here. Please be aware that CVs are not accepted – you will need to complete an application form to progress this vacancy.
Interview Date – w/c 7th December 2020. Please note that due to the current Covid-19 situation, the interview may take place online.
For more details go to https://www.ageuk.org.uk/cheshire/about-us/work-for-us/jobs/2020/social-prescribing/
Engagement Support Worker
Fallen Angels Dance Theatre
Hours: 3 days per week/ 26 weeks
Salary: £20,000 pro rate per annum depending on experience
Closing date 5pm, Wednesday 25th November
Fallen Angels are seeking an Engagement Support Worker with mental health support experience. This role will be for 26 weeks, 3 days per week. The worker will help to increase dance participation levels of people in recovery from addiction and/or with mental health challenges ie. anxiety/depression and low confidence issues.
For further details and an application form go to
JOB TITLE: Bereavement Care Support Worker
Primary Care Cheshire
Hours: 30 hours per week. Occasional evening or weekend work may be required to meet patient demand.
Salary: Band 5 (actual salary dependent on experience)
Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 29th November
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE POST
Primary Care Cheshire Community Interest Company (CIC), established in 2011 is a GP federation with 27 member practices across West Cheshire. We are currently setting up new service and so offering an initial 6 month contract to recruit a Bereavement Support Worker. The aim of this role will be to provide practical and emotional support to patients who have suffered a bereavement, in a sensitive, confidential, and dignified way with a recognition and respect for the individual’s values.
To support and maintain the ongoing development and implementation of a Bereavement care pathway and relevant systems.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• To provide continued practical and emotional support and guidance to those who have experienced a death of a loved one/ colleague/patient.
• To work flexibly, including occasional evenings to meet service needs.
• Advise the individual in accordance with their needs both practically and emotionally.
• Maintain written confidential case notes in accordance with the federation’s guidance.
• Collaborate in the development, implementation, and delivery of the Bereavement care pathway and relevant systems.
• To keep up to date with new developments by reading, attending professional meetings and conferences on matters related to loss and bereavement.
• Adherence to the Federation’s policies and procedures.
· Qualification relating to the post (Bereavement Counselling/Health & Social Care/Person-centred counselling)
· Proven experience of working in this field
· Excellent interpersonal skills
· Good written & verbal communication skills with awareness of the need for confidentiality at all times
· Emotional robustness and ability to work in highly emotive and stressful circumstances
· Self-awareness and an understanding of grief and trauma reactions
· Good listening skills with the ability to adopt appropriate style and method of communication
· Ability to receive, understand and convey information and ideas effectively to others
· Ability to recognise mental and physical health problems and identify when further advice is required
· Knowledge of Data Protection Act and Caldicott
· Ability to work to tight deadlines
· Ability to travel freely across Cheshire
· Good organisational skills including information, resources and time management, and ability to establish and manage systems and processes
· Self-motivated and able to show initiative while maintaining a person-centred approach
· IT skills, including word processing and databases
· Experience of working with the public
· Experience of inter-agency working
· Experience of working within health, social care, or the voluntary sector
· A team player able to work well with others within and outside of the team and willingness to work flexibly, including lone working when needed
· Knowledge of the local area, networks and communities
· Knowledge of NHS information systems
· Understanding of motivational interviewing techniques
Training: Full bespoke training provided, with access to regular peer support, online training package and caseload supervision with the management team.
Travel: The nature of the job will some require travel across West Cheshire. Travelling expenses will be paid for travel incurred in the course of duty (paid at Inland Revenue dispensation rate – currently 45p per mile).
Holiday Entitlement: 26 days p.a. (pro rata).
Contract: All new staff taken on for this role are subject to an 8-week probationary period. Four weeks’ notice is required to terminate employment by either side i.e. the employee or Primary Care Cheshire. During the probationary period, one week’s notice is required by either side.
Pension: Primary Care Cheshire has an automatic enrolment workplace pension scheme in place for eligible employees.
Criminal Disclosure: The post holder will be subject to police checking by the Disclosure and Barring Service (was CRB) Enhanced Disclosure + check of Adults Barred List.
Applications to be made via Indeed website or by emailing Devon.Mcclurg@nhs.net
Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 29th November. Shortlisting to take place w/c 30th November.
Please note there will be case study questions included in this interview.
Community Engagement Worker (Group Coordinator)
Salary £23,333 rising to £24,500 per annum, post probation period (pro rata)
24 hours per week. Permanent
Closing date for applications is Thursday 3rd December
We are Disability Positive. We provide services, opportunities and a voice to people living with disability and long-term health conditions, and their families. We know it matters because we live with disability and long-term health conditions too.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Community Engagement Worker (Group Coordinator) who will be responsible to the Community Engagement Manager, as part of our Community Engagement team. The successful candidate will be part of a team that plans, assess’ s and delivers activity sessions for disabled people across Cheshire.
You will coordinate weekly, evening and daytime, activity sessions for disabled people (online and face to face), supervise support workers and volunteers, complete home visits and complete accurate and timely case records and monitoring information.
You will be self-motivated, have the ability to work with disabled people, be creative, flexible, and adaptable, have strong interpersonal skills and be able to engage and motivate people to participate in activity sessions. Applicants will be committed to the inclusion of disabled people.
If you are interested in this role and think you have the required skills to work in our busy team, please visit our website https://disabilitypositive.org/about-us/work-for-us/ and download an application form or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a candidate pack quoting reference no CET/Nov20/GrpCord
Closing date for applications is Thursday 3rd December, 4.00 p.m. and interviews will take place on Thursday 17th December 2020.
Disability Positive are an equal opportunities employer. Applications from disabled people/people with lived experience of disability and long-term
conditions are particularly welcome.
Bank Response Worker
The Spider Project – No. 71 Crisis Cafe Chester
Pay: £10.26 – £11.29 per hour (dependent on experience)
The closing date for applications is 5pm on 7th December 2020
About Spider Project
Spider Project operates a Crisis Café in Chester which offers support 365 days a year from 10am until midnight.
Through Spider Project’s dynamic Creative Recovery approach, the aim of the service is to divert people away from Accident and Emergency (A&E) and other traditional crisis services available in Cheshire West and Chester.
The Crisis service provides a non-clinical setting to support individuals out of crisis and when appropriate engage with the Spider Project’s creative recovery programme and to access other support.
Overview of terms and conditions
• Pay: £10.26 – £11.29 per hour (dependent on experience)
• 5.6 weeks holiday per year
• This is bank position, meaning that you will have the flexibility to work as and when it suits you, providing we have work available.
• Shifts offered could be any time between 10.00am and Midnight Monday to Sunday, but are typically 10.00am – 6.00pm or 4.30pm to Midnight
• To work as part of a team providing the day-to-day delivery of the Crisis service, including 1:1 support.
• To work closely with partners in other agencies, including A&E, Police, NWAS, Primary Care services, NHS 111, Drug & Alcohol services and other third sector organisations.
• To work alongside volunteers and co-produce effective delivery of the crisis service and creative recovery programme.
In order to apply, you will need to send your CV and a covering letter to email@example.com. You can download a copy of the full job description and person specification from our website https://www.spiderproject.org.uk/work-with-us
The closing date for applications is 5pm on 7th December 2020 and interviews will take place during w/c 14th December 2020.
Prior to interview, we will invite you to visit the Crisis Café to see it in operation.