Resilience Development Worker – Wales

Deadline: 21st May 2018

Location: Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf
Salary: £11.49 per hour
Closing date: 5 PM, Monday 21 May 2018

If you have experience of community engagement, outreach and group work as well as health and participation programmes, this is an incredible opportunity to take on a rewarding contract and make a positive impact on your community.

We are an innovative not-for-profit organisation that helps to make life better for older people in the UK.

Currently, we are working to deliver the Drink Wise, Age Well programme, which is funded by the National Lottery. This initiative aims to help people aged over 50 make healthier choices about their alcohol use as they age and undertake life transitions such as retirement.

We are looking for a Resilience Development Worker to facilitate the programme’s success in Cwm Taf and join them for on a part time basis working four days per week.

As a Resilience Development Worker, you will help to deliver a range of activities as part of the Drink Wise, Age Well programme in Wales.

Specifically, you’ll support adults aged over 50, their families and communities to build knowledge and awareness in relation to alcohol use, triggers in isolation and loneliness, healthy living and aging.

Your role will also include:

  • Assisting in the delivery of a community-based programme that adopts peer-mentoring and co-production
  • Supporting individuals through improved mental and physical health, greater control of their lives, stronger relationships, community participation and skills for living
  • Delivering and communicating the Drink Wise, Age Well programme vision

To be considered, you will need:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting people with alcohol problems
  • Experience of working in community health and participation programmes
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of partnership working with the health, social care and/or older adult setting
  • Knowledge of health and safety, including assessing high-risk situations for self, colleagues and services users and their families
  • IT skills and awareness linked to Windows 2000 driven software

Enthusiastic and articulate, as a Resilience Development Worker, you’ll have excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills. You’ll also be highly-organised and proactive with the ability to prioritise your workload.

An N/SVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or degree in Occupation Health, Community Education or CSW would be beneficial to your application. RMN or RGN status would also be an advantage, as would a driving licence.

Knowledge of healthy ageing advice and interventions would be favourable, as would knowledge of co-production models and Community Systems Approach. Knowledge of evidence-based resilience programmes e.g. Resilience for Life, would also be desirable, as would experience of working with and managing volunteers

The working hours for this role are 30 hours per week, spread across four days.

The closing date for applications is the 21st May 2018. Interviews are scheduled to be held on the 31st May 2018 in Pontypridd.

 

To apply please visit https://www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/about-us/working-for-us/job/3706-resilience-development-worker