Community Link Worker

Aid and emergency | Children and young people | Culture, heritage and events | Environment and animals | Health and social care | People and communities | Social justice and democracy

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Location: WEstminster, Kensington and Cheslea or Hammersmith- this is negotiable with the Volunteer Development Offcier , London, W10 4JL (our registered office address) (see map)

Travel: Queen's Park station. Allington Road bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • In order to extend our geographical reach, build partnerships and access ‘hidden carers’ (unpaid carers that are unknown to our organisation) across the boroughs that we operate, we are looking to recruit a voluntary Community Link Worker.

  • The Community Link Worker is an outreach-based role that will work closely with our Service Managers to travel tri-borough. The role of the Community Link Worker is to build relationships with new partner organisations to increase referrals to Carers Network, and to raise awareness of our services in the wider community.
  • Extensive community outreach to visit healthcare providers such as general practitioners, hospitals and pharmacies
  • Building relationships with external stakeholders within the community, such as community centres and voluntary services to promote our services

  • Building relationships with faith organisations, such as churches, mosques and temples to access more typically hard to reach groups, such as those who practice or believe different religions
  • Encouraging these organisations to display our up to date literature to facilitate referrals. You will be provided with a list of different organisations to visit
Carers Network

Carers Network

What impact will this have?

  • Raising awareness of our charity so that we can facilitate more referrals to Carers Network
  • Helping more unpaid carers to access our services, and seek advice
  • Helping to signpost unpaid carers to other services
  • Helping to tackle social isolation for carers

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Ideally you will be able to commit to three to four hours once per month

Expenses

  • Travel expenses and lunch money up to £5

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Charity
  • Campaigning
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Negotiating
  • Practical
  • Professional
What skills can I gain?
  • Charity
  • Creative
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Negotiating
  • Team working
  • Leadership
  • Organising
  • Practical

Training

  • A 90 minute induction at our Queens Park office
  • Training from our Caseworker Managers on what services to navigate in

Location

WEstminster, Kensington and Cheslea or Hammersmith- this is negotiable with the Volunteer Development Offcier , London, W10 4JL (our registered office address)

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