Community Project/Development Worker - Henshaws

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Published date: 
Thursday, 21st May 2020

Henshaws is recruiting Community Project/Development Worker (Community Services Enablement Officer) x 2

Henshaws Knowledge Village Community Services enable people of all ages living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to make informed choices about their future. Independence and friendship are at the heart of what we do to help people find the confidence to go beyond their expectations.

As a Community Services Enablement Officer you will support people throughout their journey offering expert support, guidance and skills, helping people to fulfil their potential.

Key responsibilities will include delivering and coordinating Henshaws wellbeing programmes with specific focus on; person centred planning, independence matters and friendship matters programmes.

You will also deliver our wellbeing programmes in a community based setting; one to one Information, Advice and Guidance sessions, Henshaws Living with Sight Loss programme, Henshaws gentle exercise classes and co-ordinate and support a volunteer led Friendship Matters programme.

An understanding of the needs of clients with visual impairments and/or other disabilities, as well as a good understanding of promoting independence and supporting people to set personal plans is essential. You will also need to have excellent interpersonal skills and be IT literate with a working knowledge of MS Office.

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Hourly rate:                             £19,383.00 per year/£10.65 per hour

Working Hours:                      35 hours per week

Location:                                1 x Manchester; 1 x Salford and Trafford (both based at Washbrook House, Talbot Road with  travel)

Contract:                                 Fixed term until 30 April 2022  

Closing date:                           Thursday 4 June 2020

Henshaws aims to employ a diverse workforce and is committed to equality of employment and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.  This role will require an enhanced DBS check, please refer to the job description for further details. Registered Charity No: 221888