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We are hiring: Loneliness & Isolation (Connectedness) Project Worker

The post holder will work with Local Partnership groups to design and implement a strategy to tackle loneliness and isolation in two key areas of Paisley: the East End and Gleniffer.

Loneliness & Isolation (Connectedness) Project Worker

 

1. Introduction and background

The post holder will work with Local Partnership groups to design and implement a strategy to tackle loneliness and isolation in two key areas of Paisley: the East End and Gleniffer.

This will include strengthening local partnerships by liaising with local Councillors, identifying good practice and new approaches that already exist, identifying key stakeholders and gaining their commitment to this project and overcoming any barriers.

The post holder will play a key role in supporting people in isolation with a particular focus on partnership working, exploring possible new tools, service information, and signposting to additional support for health and wellbeing.

 

2. Main duties and responsibilities:

  • To work in partnership with community groups, community hubs and other third sector services to develop initiatives that address loneliness and isolation in priority communities

  • To develop new initiatives in priority communities co-productively with citizens

  • Identify gaps in service provision within the communities in which the post holder operates; working with colleagues and other agencies to help initiate the creation of new support arrangements or services to meet the identified local community needs.

  • Create community solutions to address isolation and loneliness by facilitating interaction with relevant stakeholders

  • To support the development of opportunities for engagement for those who are socially isolated or hard to reach

  • Maintain accurate records to gather and analyse data to support ongoing needs assessment, measurement of outcomes, evaluation, and monitoring.

  • To support community group members to develop skills and knowledge to enhance their projects sustainability

  • To support community groups / third sector organisations to make proposals that tackle loneliness and isolation and assist in the implementation of those projects

  • To undertake training as required

  • Research and identify new tools to help address loneliness and isolation

  • To encourage participation in Loneliness and Isolation project activities, and to promote the benefits of the project and the positive changes it will bring

  • To attend and present at the Local Partnership Groups to network and engage with key stakeholders

  • To carry out general administrative duties related to the role, including the use of Microsoft Office software such as Word, Teams and Excel

  • Take personal responsibility for contributing to high quality standards in service delivery and communications

  • Adhere to all policies and procedures with particular reference to confidentiality, lone working, data protection and risk assessment.

  • Support the Roar team in the delivery of service provision 

  • Undertake other duties which are not detailed in this job description, but which meet the aims to assist and support the work of the Loneliness and Isolation Project.

 

3. Person specification

 

E = Essential                 D = Desirable

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Measured by Application Form)

  • E - Educated to High School leaver level and with relevant/applicable professional experience

  • E - Evidence of commitment to continuous professional/personal development

  • D - Valid UK Driving License

 

SKILLS (Measured by Application Form/Interview)

  • E - Strong written and verbal communication

  • E - Good organisational skills

  • E - Good interpersonal skills

  • E - Good time management

  • E - Good team working and team building

  • D - Good presentation and report-writing skills

  • D - Proficient in use of Office 365, Microsoft Word, and Excel

 

EXPERIENCE OF… (Measured by Application Form/Interview)

  • E - Working with communities

  • E - Working in the third sector

  • E - Working with service users from varied backgrounds and age groups

  • E - Issues contributing to and impacting loneliness and social isolation

  • E - Developing and delivering events and activities

  • D - Basic project planning

  • E - Developing strong partnerships and working with diverse stakeholders/interest groups

  • E - Working with volunteers

  • E - Involving service users

  • D - Community development

  • D - Intergenerational practice and working with intergenerational networks

  • E - Handling money and making basic calculations

  • D - Carrying out Health and Safety Risk Assessments and recommending safe working practices

 

KNOWLEDGE OF… (Measured by Application Form/Interview)

  • E - Issues related to loneliness and social isolation

  • E - Local networks, support, and service providers relevant to tackling loneliness and social isolation

  • E - Drivers of basic human needs – physical, emotional, and social

  • D - Health and safety compliance

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PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES (Measured by Application Form/Interview)

  • E - Proactive

  • E - Self-directed

  • E - Empathic

  • E - Non-judgmental

The Job description is an outline and may be subject to change as the organisation develops.

 

  • Salary: Self Employed - £15 an hour

  • Term of contract: For duration of funding

  • Responsible to: Chief Executive, Roar - Connecitons For Life 

  • Hours per week: 20-24hrs per week

  • Annual Leave Entitlement: At own discretion.

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Closing date: 4th October 2021. 

To apply, please download the full job description and application form above.

If you have any further questions about the role, please contact us at info@roarforlife.org or call 0141 889 7481.