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  • Working Hours: 35 hours per week (Mon – Fri)
  • Closing Date: Thursday 28 September 2017
  • Vacancy Type: Full Time
  • Salary: Grade 5 - £20,660 - £23,398
  • Interview Date: Monday 9 October 2017

Additional Vacancy Information

Under the Community Links for Health (CLFH) funded programme, some exciting opportunities have arisen at Northwards Housing.

As one of four new Community Link Workers, you will be working closely with CLFH teams at both ‘hub’ and ‘neighbourhood’ levels. Referrals will be made into the service from GPs and other health and social care professionals. Clients will be assessed at the ‘hub’ and referred to the appropriate support agency, including Northwards Housing.

Your role will be to assess the client’s support needs and arrange appropriate person and community based intervention, whether it is using your own knowledge and experience or from utilising partners and relevant organisations within the community.

You will liaise closely with all CLFH partners and the wider Northwards Housing teams to provide the required interventions. This could include signposting to appropriate community based groups and activities; helping to improve health and wellbeing, motivation and confidence; and offering information, advice and guidance specifically relating to housing needs and options.

The role will be located across a number of CLFH delivery locations in north Manchester, with main locations being at the local housing offices of both Northwards Housing and One Manchester. As such, you must have your own transport and be able to work flexibly. You will be expected to manage a caseload of referred clients, with each person referred to the Community Link Workers receiving low-level support (six-hours of support on average).

If you have great communication and interpersonal skills, are self-motivated, highly organised, have excellent prioritisation skills and are passionate about delivering a first class customer service then apply today! Preference will be given to residents living in M4, M8, M9, M11 or M40 postcode areas (this is a specific aim of the CLFH programme).

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