The Community Link Worker is an outreach based role that will work closely with our Service Managers to travel tri-borough. The role of the Community Link Worker is to build relationships with new partner organisations to increase referrals to Carers Network and to raise awareness of our services in the wider community.
This would enable us to extend our geographical reach, build partnerships and access ‘hidden carers’ (unpaid carers that are unknown to our organisation) across the boroughs that we operate.
The Community Link Worker is an outreach based role that will work closely with our Service Managers to travel tri-borough. The role is to build relationships with new partner organisations to increase referrals to Carers Network, and to raise awareness of our services in the wider community.
The role will involve:
>Extensive community outreach, visit healthcare providers such as general practitioners, hospitals and pharmacies.
>Building relationships with external stakeholders within the community, such as community centres and voluntary services to promote our services
>Building relationships with faith organisations, such as churches, mosques and temples to access more typically hard to reach groups, such as those who practice or believe different religions
>Accessing black and minority ethnic groups (BAME) in line with our service level agreement.
>Encouraging these organisations to display our up to date literature to facilitate referrals. >Obtaining the contact details of the Manager for each organisation so that Carers Network can maintain further
>Ensure that we send them the latest version of Carers Network literature in electronic form
>You will be provided with a list of different organisations to visit
About Carers Network - Kensington and Chelsea
Carers Network is an independent charity. Our vision is that every unpaid carer is recognised and leads a healthy, fulfilling life with control over their caring role.
Carers Network provides a tailored service to unpaid carers; supporting them to identify their needs and empowering them to make informed choices for themselves and the person they care for.
Core services include:Information - carers are offered an initial assessment and information about carers rights through to a Statutory Carers Assessment.
Specialist Support: We have an enhanced level of support, which may involve more in-depth casework, and advocacy.
Counselling Service: Carers are offered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy sessions by a qualified and experienced therapist. And much more!
Times you can volunteer
Monday: Mornings, Afternoons
Tuesday: Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings
Wednesday: Mornings, Afternoons
Thursday: Mornings, Afternoons
Friday: Mornings, Afternoons