Living Well Project Worker

Living Well Project Worker
£19,469 for 30 hours (4 days) per week (£12.48/hour) (£24,336 FTE)
Based in Derby

Sight Support Derbyshire has been in existence for over 110 years. Set up by volunteers back in 1914 we have grown and developed and now provide a wide range of services to blind and partially sighted people across Derbyshire.

We have a dedicated staff team working from our Head Office in Derby, our small sub-office in Chesterfield and at the two main hospitals in Derby and Chesterfield. Our Living Well Project is an important part of our direct service delivery, helping people to regain confidence and maximise their independence.

The Living Well Project helps people living in Derby City and Derbyshire who are visually impaired and have additional health needs. Over six sessions of support, people will be helped to access appropriate services and to improve their own health and wellbeing.

Part of the operational team based in Derby and reporting to the Operational Services Manager, you will need to be a ‘self-starter’ and able to work on your own initiative to ensure that services run smoothly and deliver the required outcomes.

At a time of big changes in both voluntary and statutory services we need people who can be flexible, adapt to change and bring a positive attitude to their work.

It is essential that you are a real ‘people person’ and can show compassion and understanding alongside a common sense approach to your work. Whilst it is desirable that you have experience in working with visually impaired people, it is not essential as full training will be provided.

You will need access to a vehicle for work purposes and be able and willing to travel around the county. (Expenses will be paid in line with our policy.)

We can offer you a challenging and rewarding environment, and a competitive salary. This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For an informal discussion call Rachel Graham, Operational Services Manager, on 01332 292262

See below for more information about the service, a full job description and person specification, application form and equal opportunities monitoring form. Alternatively please email: heather.davidson@sightsupportderbyshire.org.uk to be sent these via email.

All completed application forms and equal opportunities monitoring forms should be returned to: heather.davidson@sightsupportderbyshire.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 4pm Monday 22nd July 2024
Interview date: Monday 29th July 2024

Sight Support Derbyshire is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

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