Well Being Officer
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Well Being Officer
Sector: Volunteer / Charity / Community
Pay rate: £14 - £14
Salary: £14 per hour
Hours: 5 days per week / 21 hours
Contract: 7 months
As the wellbeing officer for this locally based not for profit organisation you will provide a dedicated and professional resource providing care and support plans for elderly clients particularly those that are most in need of regaining social confidence post Covid.
You will be responsible for identifying new clients who need support and provide encouragement and support to them becoming socially active.
The guiding principle to your work will be early intervention so that the clients can sustain independent living.
Responsibilities of the role:·
- Building relationships with Social Prescribers, Care Co-ordinators, key staff at GP Practices within the local Primary care network as well as Social Workers and Social Care Practitioners within Adult Social Care, Building Communities Together Team, Community Navigators and Age UK Berkshire.
- Act as a link worker receiving referrals working together with external and internal colleagues to create opportunities to visit prospective clients at home.
- Visiting clients, working with the client, their families, carers (and friends) whenever possible to develop a plan to support their wellbeing and health needs – based on the person’s priorities, interests, values and motivations.
- Taking a strengths-based approach, encouraging clients to develop and maintain independence, build confidence and social connections.
- Supporting the client to join carefully planned taster days at the day centre, working very closely with the Clients Welfare Worker.
- Supporting the day centre team to manage the client experience within the Centre.
- Teaming up with the Outreach Workers to identify new clients through other channels including church groups and beyond Newbury and Thatcham.
- Encouraging clients, their families, and carers to provide feedback and share stories about the impact of the day centre on their lives.
- Adhering to the Confidentiality, Safeguarding and Data Protection Policies and GDPR protocol of the organisation
- Working with the Chief Executive to set up and maintain a data and evaluation system.
- Ideally a professional health/social or care/mental health qualification but not essential for the right empathetic individual with a relevant proven track record.
- Understanding of the social and emotional determinants of health such as loneliness, depression and anxiety.
- Knowledge of strategies to improve health and wellbeing and long-term health conditions amongst the elderly.
- Active listening and excellent interpersonal skills.
- Capability to provide empowering support to vulnerable adults in a planned and structured way tonimprove mental health and wellbeing outcomes.
- Good knowledge of Newbury, Thatcham, and the surrounding area.
- Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team, with confident relationship building, communication, presentation and IT skills.
- Ability to work flexibly, self-administer and keep timely, accurate records.
- Clean driving licence with own car
- Enhanced DBS will be essential
This is an immediate requirement, so if you are interested in the position – or even finding out more information
– please do not hesitate to APPLY today!