Outreach Worker – Home Plus (Leeds)
12 months temporary post (extension subject to securing further funding)
Care & Repair Leeds is the award-winning Home Improvement Agency for the city, highly regarded for providing a range of services for older people, disabled people and people living with long term health conditions since 1987 to help them to remain living independently in their own homes.
Our Home Plus (Leeds) service, helping to prevent falls and cold related health conditions, has a vacancy for an Outreach Worker to engage with BAME communities and those living in the most deprived areas of Leeds, to promote awareness of the service, and remove barriers to accessing Home Plus and other health and wellbeing services. As a member of the Home Plus team, you will build relationships with a range of people and organisations, with the aim of increasing referrals to the Home Plus service. Alternative methods to deliver outreach activities and promote the service are being used during the Covid pandemic, including on-line virtual platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual who has experience of outreach work within deprived and BAME communities, the ability to build positive relationships and be a positive advocate for our Home Plus service.
If you are a proactive individual, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a flexible approach, and are passionate about tackling inequality and putting people at the heart of service delivery to improve health and wellbeing, we would like to hear from you.
This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Check (DBS)
Note: Due to Covid restrictions, staff are currently working remotely from home, with a limited rota for staff to work in the office.
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If you would like to discuss the post, contact Sharon Brooks, Service Delivery Manager on 0113 200 9156.
Terms and Conditions
Hours: 37hrs per week
Location: Care & Repair Leeds, 323 Roundhay Road, Leeds LS8 4HT
Expenses: HMRC Fixed Profit Car Scheme Allowance 45p per mile
Pension: Auto-enrolment into the Social Housing Pension Scheme, with an employer contribution of 5%
Holiday: 25 days plus statutory Bank Holidays
Closing Date: 5pm Wednesday 10th March 2021