Community Support Worker

Family Action
£16870 - £18711/annum
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Community Support Worker 

The Perinatal Support Service is a partnership between Family Action and Better Start Bradford and is an early intervention, low intensity service for those with low level (mild to moderate) diagnosed mental health issues or who are at risk of developing mental health issues in the perinatal period. 

We work with families during the pregnancy to one year the birth after depending on need. 

Position: Community Support Worker (Central & Eastern European Communities) 
Location: Bradford 
Hours: 37 hours per week 
Salary: £16,870 - £18,711 per annum 

Closing date: Thursday 15th June 2017 

About the role: 

Are you fluent in English and at least two of the following community languages; Slovakian, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Latvian or Czech? 

Have you dealt with stress or anxiety as a parent? 

Are you willing to engage in training and learning opportunities that will equip you to give back to the community? 

Bradford Perinatal Support Service is recruiting for an individual with lots of energy and enthusiasm who can take direction and wants to be developed in this exciting new role. 

The Community Support Worker will help the service develop links with members of central and eastern European communities within Bradford Better Start who may want to access our services. You will help us identify where our service might need to change to become more accessible to these communities and you will deliver engagement events as led by the community engagement worker. You will help generate referrals from CEE communities and offer some direct support to women with perinatal mental health issues who are referred into our service. 

About you: 

The successful candidate will have some experience of offering support to vulnerable individuals or families, a willingness to learn about child and adult Safeguarding issues and a commitment to implementing relevant policies and procedures. You will also have a commitment to undertake any training required to fulfil the needs of this role including IT training as appropriate and a good level of knowledge about the services available to CEE communities and of the differing CEE community groups and needs in Better Start Bradford. 

To be considered for this role it is essential that you speak fluent English and at least two of Slovakian, Hungarian, Polish, Latvian or Czech. You must also be able to travel frequently, sometimes at short notice, across the Bradford area. 

Appointments are subject to Family Action receiving an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service that we consider acceptable. 

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Community Support Worker, Outreach Support Worker, SEN, Challenging Behaviour, Social Care, Behavioural Difficulties, Charity, Third Sector, Not for Profit, NFP, Healthcare Assistant, Charities etc. 

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