Community Support Worker (Central Eastern European Communities)

Bradford Perinatal Support Service Perinatal Support Service is aimed at pregnant women who have, or are at risk of developing, mild to moderate mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression. The project provides support to parents through a dedicated trained peer support volunteer who will offer emotional support and support to access other services in the community. It helps women through their pregnancy and up until their baby’s first birthday, and can work with their partners too. It supports families according to their needs and situation, through listening and emotional support and linking in with other specialist services and Children Centres.

Are you fluent in English and at least two of the following community languages; Slovakian, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Latvian or Czech?

Have you dealt with stress or anxiety as a parent?

Are you willing to engage in training and learning opportunities that will equip you to give back to the community?

Bradford Perinatal Support Service is recruiting for an individual with lots of energy and enthusiasm who can take direction and wants to be developed in this exciting new role.

You will help the service develop links with members of central and eastern European communities within Bradford Better Start who may want to access our services. You will help us identify where our service might need to change to become more accessible to these communities and you will deliver engagement events as led by the community engagement lead. You will help generate referrals from CEE communities and offer some direct support to women with perinatal mental health issues who are referred into our service.

In line with community need it is essential that you speak fluent English and at least two of the following community languages: SLOVAKIAN, HUNGARIAN, POLISH, LATVIAN OR CZECH.

You must be able to travel frequently, sometimes at short notice, across the Bradford area.

Appointments are subject to Family Action receiving an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service which we consider acceptable.

For an application pack and further information, please visit www.familyaction.org.uk/workingwithus or contact us on 01274 505037 Please send completed applications to: completed.application10@family-action.org.uk

Closing date: 18/04/2019, 9 am

Interview date: W/c 29/04/2019

Family Action offers good working conditions, a comprehensive training programme and a Group Personal Pension Scheme (GPPS). We welcome applications from all sections of the community

Job Description and Person Specification

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Closing date: 18th April 2019 9:00am
Hours: 18.5 hrs
Salary: £8,604.50 - £9543.50
Salary Frequency: Per annum
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This job is connected with: Family Action Perinatal Support Service