Community Development Outreach Worker

Up to £22,500
12 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Candidate Services
Part Time
Contract Type
Community Development Outreach Worker 

Our client supports people who face disadvantage or discrimination to have a voice that counts. Providing advocacy and user involvement services across England. They are a growing organisation working with people who are vulnerable or marginalised to raise their voices and have their rights respected. 

Position: Community Development Outreach Worker 
Location: Ipswich, Suffolk 
Hours: 18.5 hour per week 
Salary: Up to £22,500 FTE 

Close date: 21st October 2016 

About the role: 

The Community Outreach Worker will reduce and eliminate health inequalities in mental health, and support marginalised communities in promoting good mental health. The post holder will work towards ensuring that all mental health services in Suffolk are fully inclusive and competent to work to increase the confidence of marginalised and disadvantaged communities in accessing mental health services (across both specialist and primary care settings). 

The Community Outreach Workers will work in partnership with the Suffolk Wellbeing Service and Community Development Team promoting active inclusion into community mental health support groups and services ensuring they are fully accessible. The post holder will also work to priorities as set by the Suffolk Wellbeing Service, and report regularly on progress and specific outcomes. 

About You: 

To be successful in this role, you will have experience working with and for communities either in the statutory or voluntary sector in a specialist or senior level capacity. You will have experience of engaging service users and / or members of the public. This role involves extensive travel throughout the Suffolk area; therefore it is essential you have a full driving licence and access to a car. 

You will have an understanding of the causes and effects of racism / discrimination on an individual’s mental health, with the ability to work with a range of people in different settings. You will also have excellent communication and networking skills. 

Ideally you will have experience of working collaboratively with a range of agencies, and experience of interpreting and understanding legislation relating to equality & diversity. You will also have a high level understanding of the current agenda surrounding the impact of institutional racism. 

You will have the ability to manage a variety of different tasks at the same time, and the ability to be involved in finding solutions to complex situations. You will enable others to promote a non-discriminatory culture, with the ability to deal with situations of racism / discrimination including resolution. You will also show a strong commitment to service excellence. 

You may have experience of the following: Community Outreach Worker, Charity, Not For Profit, Third Sector, Support Worker, Mental Health, Voluntary Sector, Inclusion, Community Development, Social Worker, Charities, Healthcare, Community Engagement, Social Care, etc. 

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.