Community Health Connector

Location
Town Hall, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 8AH
Salary
£19,312 - £20,903 pro rata per annum
Posted
10 Jan 2022
Closes
24 Jan 2022
Job Ref
Starting Well
Job Type
Community
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
See advert details
Hours
Part-Time

The Starting Well partnership brings together Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, Barnardo’s, Action for Children, and Redditch Borough Council and aims to deliver a new countywide model which reflects a change in how we support local children, young people, and families in our county. We look to improve access to early help and support, will empower local communities, and will help make Worcestershire a great place to grow up, to learn, develop and maximise potential.

Additional investment has been made to support expectant and new mothers and their families within their own communities by recruiting, training, and supporting a network of volunteer peer supporters to work alongside community health connectors.  There will be a focus on supporting families from conception to age 2. The following posts will provide an excellent and exciting opportunity to join a team in developing services that will make a real difference to the lives of children, young people, and their families. 

Community Health Connector – x2 18.5 hour posts, Grade 3, £19,312 - £20,903, Fixed Term until 31/03/2024

The post holders for the Community Health Connector roles will support the Peer Supporters to develop support groups as needed within the community and ensuring they are aware of the Early Help services available locally within their community to signpost families to. The role will be expected to support any Community capacity building activities to encourage and enable parents to build their own local support networks. They will support the Peer Support and Volunteer Co-Ordinator to increase the number of peer supporters and increase the promotion of self-help and community support groups.  They will work closely with health colleagues and peer supporters to support the best start in life for babies and children of vulnerable parents during the first 1001 days.

Are you experienced at working with children and families?

Are you innovative and enthusiastic with a positive ‘can do’ attitude?

Do you care about the community and want to make a difference?

Are you good at speaking to people and have the skills to support families with a range of issues?

If yes, then we would love for you to join our positive team.  

Closing date is: 24/01/2022 (midnight)

Interview date to be held on:  18/02/2022

To speak further about the roles please contact Tara Day on 07876478279. 

CV’s will not be accepted unless accompanied by a completed application form.

We operate an equal opportunities policy and applicants are positively encouraged irrespective of sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability, race or religion. Job Share will be considered.

Safeguarding

Redditch Borough Council – providing Community and Parenting services for Bromsgrove and Redditch is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care and expects its staff to share this commitment.

For posts where you will be working with children, young people and vulnerable adults:

• a DBS (formerly CRB) Disclosure will be required. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (exceptions) Order 1975 does not allow employees with access to children, young persons under the age of 18 and vulnerable adults the right to withhold information regarding previous criminal convictions, cautions and warnings, including those regarded as 'spent' - all must be declared. A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position.

Further information can be found at:  http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/dbs/

Right to Work

Anyone applying for a job with us will need to provide evidence of their identity and Right to Work in the UK and all of their documentation will be fully checked.

Further information can be found at:  http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/

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