CLOSING DATE: Ongoing LOCATION: Emmaus Suffolk SALARY: £25,75 per annum TYPE: Part Time

About the role

  • We are focused on enriching our local community through our community hubs and supported housing offer by enabling people to live well, be happy and safe. This key role within our established, experienced and dedicated support team will underpin the well being support provided; improving those that we directly support’s skills in relation to their independence, creating stability in their lives by ensuring full access to resources and improving their mental-health as a result.
  • Taking a lead on referrals, building and maintaining positive relationships with all partnership agencies, whilst ensuring full compliance in relation to policy and legislation.

About You

  • You will be passionate about supporting and improving other’s lives every day.
  • You will be experienced in providing consistent and correct advice in relation to housing, social care and independent living arrangements for vulnerable adults.
  • You will be able to think pro-actively in a fast pace crisis intervention environment, being able to make robust decisions with strong thresholds in a calm professional manner at all times.
  • You will be a creative and innovative thinker that embraces a positive team working environment.

Main Duties and Responsibilites

  • Delivering all Wellbeing Hubs at a variety of venues throughout the This role is fundamental to participants sense of well-being and social enhancement through creative activities and having fun.
  • Plan, organise and run a varied and stimulating programme of activities. Ensure that a weekly and monthly schedule of activities working with the other Wellbeing Workers.
  • Manage a financial budget effectively and
  • Help provide the opportunity for creative and emotional social interaction and
  • A strong and inclusive team player, working with the Community team to identify any hidden support needs and refer accordingly to a wider multi-disciplinary team whilst positively representing the organisation at all times.
  • Monitor the effects and impact of the activities programme and write brief notes on each individual/group activity session undertaken through a web-based system and feed back to deliver our contractual obligations.
  • To provide pro-active community support to people experiencing homelessness, rooflessness and or sofa surfing in relation to their Housing, Health and Vocational
  • To be able to relate to people exposed to social crisis by having the ability to empathise, respond and find solutions to their problems by applying a sound knowledge of what is available throughout the county and accessing
  • To support people with their housing and health options working with other agencies where appropriate.

Please see the attached job pack for more information about the role, person specification and Emmaus Suffolk.

How to Apply: 

Please send your CV and a detailed cover letter outlining why you are interested in the role and how your experience matches what we are looking for.  Applicants who do not include a detailed cover letter will not be considered.

  • Short listed candidates will be asked to attend for interview and will be expected to respond to a scenario using their support experience and strategies, followed by a question and answer session with a small panel.
  • All applications will be acknowledged and unsuccessful candidates will be informed as quickly as possible.
  • Emmaus Suffolk is a small charity and it is regretted that feedback will not be possible.
  • Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.

Please send your CV and covering letter to email: [email protected] with the subject line Wellbeing Worker Application or by post: Emmaus Suffolk, 216 Dales Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 4JY.

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact – Emma Francis Community Manager on 07393 583914