Community Connector and Psychology Project Worker (Day Opportunities)
WALK is seeking applications for the role of Community Connector / Psychology Project Worker to join our Day Opportunities team.
The Community Connector/Psychology Project Worker will play an active role in the on-going development of person-centred practice and thinking within WALK and be responsible for the day-to-day supports of individuals who use our service. A detailed role description is attached. Community Connectors/Psychology Project Workers are an integral part of the organisation's efforts to ensure people supported have the best possible life.
General Role Outline:
The purpose of these roles is to provide support to people taking part in WALK’s Day support services to enable them to build a lifestyle and live their life as part of their chosen community. The roles are based on clear principles of supporting people to make and exercise choice and marks an innovative and forward-looking departure from the traditional Day Services models.
The successful candidates will be an integral component of a support team. These teams will be focused on delivering key outcomes for individuals specifically in the areas of employment, education/training and personal development.
- Third level qualification in Social Care or a related field. For psychology project worker role, a psychology degree or similar is required.
- Values and beliefs that are aligned with those of the Organisation
- Two years’ experience working with people with disabilities and of assisting them to achieve valued social roles
- Ability to develop positive relationships with people whose behaviour can challenge.
- Flexibility is essential to adapt your approach to meet individual service user needs.
- Be highly organised and enthusiastic with a hands on, professional approach.
- Uses good interpersonal and communication skills to influence and inspire others, build constructive relationships, and achieve outcomes.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Be motivated, resilient and patient
- Ability to work flexibly as a member of a team
- Good administration and IT skills
How to apply:
To apply for these roles please send a copy of your cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with Community Connector/Psychology Project Worker in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until all vacancies are filled.
Please send any informal queries to Emma Coghlan, Programme Coordinator, email@example.com