Community Support Worker

(Ref: E/CSW/B/24)

Job details:

  • Hours: 18 hours per week (flexibility to work evening and weekends required)
  • Salary: £12.68 per hour
  • Contract: Until 30th April 2027
  • Holidays: 12 statutory days (pro rata) 20 Annual days (pro rata).
  • Location: Ballyduff

Job Background

Bryson Energy in partnership with Ballyduff Community Redevelopment Group has been successful in obtaining funding from National Lottery Community Fund We will make the greatest difference to Ballyduff’s greatest need by simultaneously developing local community leaders, individuals and families to maximise their potential. 

 We will provide residents with much needed interventions and activities to improve education, employment, health, well-being and community cohesion

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Community Support Worker will build, strengthen and sustain relationships within the community to support with identified issues e.g. school readiness, afterschool support, employability, crisis support. 
  • Identify Service Users in need of support, provide home visits, signposting and plan, develop and facilitate (or assist in the facilitation of) targeted group sessions.
  • To offer immediate support and assess the needs of identified and/ or new service users.
  • To be involved in the planning and implementing of community action plans.
  • To work alongside the Community Team to facilitate creches, parent & toddler programmes, community led programmes etc.
  • To meet identified targets for participating in the delivery of community led events, home visit sessions and group sessions
  • To measure outcomes of intervention as part of the wider team and contribute to monitoring and evaluation reports.
  • The Community Suppport Worker will take a community centered approach promoting the Bryson services to enable parents/carers, children and young people and individuals to achieve their full potential.
  • Liaise and network with other agencies and partners in the area such as schools, churches, food banks, community groups etc. and other statutory or voluntary provision

Essential Criteria:

  • NVQ Level 3  Childcare & Education or equivalent qualification
  • Experience working within communities
  • 5 GCSE’s at grade C and above including English Language
  • Knowledge and skills regarding community-based projects
  • Proficient in I.T – Microsoft packages
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate a sensitive approach to people in need.