JOB TITLE: Advocacy and Casework Project Worker (Bulgarian speaker)
BASED: Holloway, Islington N7. During the Covid-19 restrictions our staff are able to work from home. We expect to return to in person working at the centre after this time.
HOURS: Full time, 36 hours per week
SALARY: NCJ Scale 2 point 5, £23,427 pa FTE
CONTRACT: 12 months fixed term
Manor Gardens is looking for a committed Advocacy and Casework Project Worker (Bulgarian speaker) to support us in providing advocacy and support. This role will be responsible for carrying out initial needs assessments of referrals that come through to our Starting Well service, and providing ongoing advocacy and casework support to clients to address their complex needs. You will be a people person who is passionate about providing person-focused, holistic support to enable good health, resilience and opportunity for all.
Previous experience in providing support to individuals is required, although this may have been in a voluntary capacity. Experience of working in an Islington or North London context would be beneficial but not essential. This role will work across our diverse communities and we welcome applicants who can offer to work in an additional language.
JOB SUMMARY: The Advocacy and Casework Project Worker will sit within the Starting Well team at Manor Gardens, which offers services for families with children aged 0-19.
This family focused role will be responsible for providing ongoing advocacy and casework support to Bulgarian speaking clients to address their complex needs, whilst supporting other Eastern European clients with the help of our community volunteers. This role will ensure all individuals who come to Manor Gardens have a positive experience and can improve their own health and wellbeing, from initial contact and referral, through to short and long term service offers and involvement in our broader community. You will also maintain positive and effective relationships with referrers and partners, to ensure an effective and coordinated response across all those involved with providing support to any individual or family. Working closely with our Bulgarian Speaking Lead Project Worker in Family Advocacy, who will provide supervisory management in providing services for our Eastern European family clients, this role will involve delivery of both group and individual client support, as part of the Starting Well service offer.
About Manor Gardens Welfare Trust
Manor Gardens Welfare Trust is a charity with an excellent history of supporting people to improve their health and wellbeing since 1913. Our mission is to work with people and communities to take action and enable good health, resilience and opportunity.
Manor Gardens is a local community hub providing health and wellbeing services alongside two Early Years services. Many of our health and wellbeing services operate across North London, but our main base is in Islington. We offer a variety of services to people of all ages and all communities, with a particular focus on those that experience identified barriers and difficulties in accessing support and services. This includes but isn’t limited to those living with long-term physical or mental health conditions, refugee and migrant communities, survivors of or those experiencing abuse, those who are socially isolated, and others who for many reasons are experiencing poor health and wellbeing.
We understand that wellbeing and good health mean different things to different people. We work alongside our communities and recruit many of our staff from those communities. We work creatively and flexibly to have a positive impact.
In any role at Manor Gardens Welfare Trust, you will be encouraged to contribute across the organisation and grow and develop as a professional in this field.
How to apply
Closing date for applications: 28thJune 2021. We advice you to submit your application as soon as possible. We reserve the right to close posts at any time, once we have received sufficient applications.
Interviews: w/c 2nd August 2021
Manor Gardens Welfare Trust is committed to valuing, respecting and celebrating diversity, and maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects the communities with which we work. We recognise the value of lived experience in any role we offer, and we welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation or religious belief.
Manor Gardens Welfare Trust follows safer recruitment procedures, and all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Any disclosures within a DBS check do not necessarily prevent an individual from taking up a position with us, and we encourage those with questions about this to contact us to discuss further.
We also encourage potential candidates to contact us for an informal conversation or email response to any questions you may have. For further information or an informal conversation to discuss this post please contact Vanessa Aparicio-Hancox at email@example.com.