Wellbeing Coordinator

Employment
Contract Type: 
Permanent
Hours: 
Full time
Application deadline: 
Wednesday, 22 June, 2022 - 09:00
Based: 
Sunderland
Fixed Salary
£21,658
Per Annum
Employer: 
Age UK Sunderland

J O B V A C A N C Y

Wellbeing Coordinator

Permanent Contract

35 hours per week, £21,658 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity for candidates who have experience of working with individuals with low level mental health needs. The successful applicant will be responsible for day-today coordination, operation and development of Age UK Sunderland (AUKS)’s Social Focus Service with the aim to tackle social isolation and increase the wellbeing of older people aged 50+ experiencing low level mental health issues. The applicant will have the demonstrated skills and ability to provide social and emotional support to individuals who are socially isolated and experiencing low level functioning mental health issues.

Applicants must have at least 2 years’ experience of working with adults with low level mental health issues with a focus on preventative interventions. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate a proactive and highly motivated attitude. At AUKS, not only can you expect a competitive salary, generous annual leave and pension entitlement, you can also expect to be supported in your ongoing personal development and work alongside people who are passionate about supporting individuals to achieve good mental and physical wellbeing and to live life to the full. Applicants must possess a full driving licence and have access to a car for work. 

 

Job Description

Post: Wellbeing Coordinator

Responsible to: Essence Manager

Job Purpose

To provide practical, social and emotional specialised support to individuals who are living with a functional low-level mental health condition such as anxiety, depression and low mood.

Job Description

  • To ensure the provision of innovative interventions and continuous practical, social and emotional support to those living with a low level functional mental health condition.
  • To develop a mental health well-being support plan to ensure recovery goals are identified and the desired outcomes are achieved. for the person, which identifies the desired action necessary in a bid to reduce anxiety and depression resulting in increased confidence and independence, establishing and negotiating barriers to achieving and maintaining a better quality of life.
  • To record and feedback to clients about their progress and identify further goals which help them achieve their aspirations.
  • To manage an active caseload.
  • To act as a social prescriber, navigator and a listening ear.
  • Carry out a continuous mapping exercise of available and appropriate services.
  • Promote a self-management approach which will look to empower individuals with low level functional mental health condition to help them navigate through a variety of support models.
  • To encourage service users to recognise, understand and manage factors that impact mental wellbeing and physical health and facilitate access into mainstream services, groups and activities, working with a range of partners and external agencies to ensure clients benefit from personalised and joined up support which can accommodate the individuals needs and interests.
  • To increase choice and involvement of clients through a peer network that is supportive and offers opportunities for self-help.
  • To actively promote the service and engage with community events, meetings and forums working with partner organisations
  • To support the recruitment, training, and development of volunteers involved in the delivery of the Social Focus project
  • To maintain accurate records as required by policies and procedures using appropriate paper and electronic systems in line with GDPR requirements.
  • To act as a Safeguarding Alerter
  • To abide by and implement all policies and procedures of Age UK Sunderland, including being aware of responsible corporately and as an individual for Health and Safety policy.
  • To undertake all reasonable tasks, in keeping with the level of the post, as required by the Director

Person Specification

Post: Wellbeing Coordinator

Responsible to: Essence Manager

Essential Criteria

  • Have a proven record of supporting older people with a low level functional mental health condition, using face to face work and supporting the delivery of interventions and self - help.
  • Educated to a good standard preferably with an NVQ3 in Health and Social Care or relevant experience
  • Experience of conducting assessments with people living with a functional mental health condition and co-producing individual support plans
  • Proven experience of being able to motivate and enable change in people living with a low-level mental health condition
  • Be able to promote positive mental health and address mental health issues
  • Experience of supporting people living with a low level functional mental health condition to access services and support.
  • Ability to manage a busy caseload and prioritise appropriately.
  • Possess excellent communication skills to deal with highly sensitive and emotional issues on a frequent and unpredictable basis.
  • Have a good understanding of volunteering and demonstrate evidence of the ability to recruit, train and retain volunteers.
  • Have knowledge of Safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • Commitment to working in the voluntary sector
  • Be innovative with enthusiasm to take on new challenges.
  • Have excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to respond effectively to unplanned/ emergency situations.
  • A flexible approach to work
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Have excellent IT skills, with ability to produce reports, databases and other key IT project management tools.
  • Possess a full, clean driving licence and have access to a car for work

 

This post is subject to DBS Enhanced Disclosures

To request an application pack you can email enquiries@ageuksunderland.org.uk or download one directly from our website www.ageuksunderland.org.uk. Alternatively send a large SAE for 93p to Age UK Sunderland, Bradbury Centre, Stockton Rd, Sunderland. SR2 7AQ. Tel: 0191 5141131. CV’s are not accepted for this role. To discuss the job role further please email: leahabdulla@ageuksunderland.org.uk

Closing Date: Wednesday 22nd June 2022 at 9.00 am

Interview Date: Monday 4th July 2022