COMMUNITY & FAMILY LINK HEALTH & WELL-BEING MENTOR
The West Belfast Health & Well-Being Programme is funded via The Executive Office Communities in Transition Initiative. The project aims to support children, young people and adults from the Upper Springfield community using youth work, health development, family support and community development methodologies but within the context of the whole family. The programme will provide holistic wrap around mentoring for individuals that will support and improve their social, emotional and physical health needs. The post holder will provide face to face mentoring support for individuals within the family context providing access to a range of practical supports including; 1 to 1 mentoring, intensive family support, welfare advice, physical health activities, training and educational opportunities, counselling. The project will be framed and integrated within an existing model of practice which is voluntary, emancipatory and democratic in nature.
KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- To assist the programme coordinator to develop a programme of activities and services for individuals and families that will address their needs in relation to their holistic health & well-being. The process will be participative and seek to involve children, young people and families in the co design and delivery of all support interventions.
- To assist the programme coordinator to promote the programme within the local community and to referring agencies and to generate, invite, receive, and respond to new referrals. To ensure access to people who self-refer and people who may need particular support/communication in order to refer themselves.
- To undertake an assessment of eligibility and need to determine whether a service can be offered which meets the identified needs and capacity of possible programme participants. To carry a caseload of health and well-being mentees (a minimum of 15 individuals).
- To undertake an assessment of risk and prepare risk management plans for all participants receiving mentoring support including environmental risks, risks to lone workers, risks associated with house visiting and other risks related to the needs of participants.
- To ensure that an outcome focused personal support plan is devised in response to identified participant social, emotional and physical health needs and goals, and that an agreed programme of support and action plan is put in place.
Please submit CV to [email protected]