No 72 is looking for a Family and Community Support Worker. This is an exciting new role designed to support families and other members of the community, who are facing difficult and challenging situations, including those who have been impacted, directly or indirectly by the COVID-19 crisis.
The position is for a fixed 18-month contract. It is a part-time position, working 20 hours per week, 38 weeks per annum (school term times only). An additional 10 hours per week might be available, by mutual agreement prior to appointment. Occasional working during school holidays may be required in order to meet urgent client needs.
No 72 is a small Christian charity, based in Sudbury. It aims to bring the love of Jesus to the community, through offering caring and relational support to a range of clients. The charity currently runs a drop-in centre, where a variety of support is offered to adults and children who are facing challenging emotional, mental, relationship, social and financial situations. This includes issues such as bereavement and loss, debt management and budgeting advice, as well many other problems arising from difficult family or personal circumstances.
The right person for this new post will be an enthusiastic self-starter, who has a caring and motivational approach and is focused on delivering successful interventions. Previous experience of offering counselling or support to adults, families and children, through the development and delivery of courses and one-to-one sessions, would be ideal. You will also require a flexible and mature approach to problem solving, together with excellent inter-personal skills, in order to deal with the potentially complex situations that you will encounter. A full driving licence is required, together with access to a suitable vehicle. Full details can be found in the role profile available at www.number72.net
Please Note: There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement for the Family and Community Support Worker to be a committed Christian, in order to represent Jesus Christ in the community. If you are interested in applying, please e-mail your CV to [email protected], together with a letter from your church leader confirming your active involvement in a local church, by 31 July 2020.
Interviews will be held in Sudbury during August, with a view to the successful candidate taking up the role as soon as possible.
For further information please telephone 01787 310610.