Community Outreach Worker

Organisation
iSightCornwall
Reference
VAC-4656
Sector
Charities and Social Enterprise, Health & Social Care
Location
Truro
Salary Details
£18,000 per annum
Hours of work
35 hours per week - Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm
Job Type
Permanent
Closing Date
03/02/2020
We are seeking a people person with ideas and enthusiasm for delivering high-quality services to adults living with sight loss to improve their wellbeing, self-confidence and independence.

Job Description

As a member of our Community Outreach service team, you will work closely with your team members to provide outreach support services to people with sight loss across Cornwall to improve their wellbeing, self-confidence and independence..

You will be based in Truro and spend time out and about across Cornwall, at events and visiting people in their own homes or in community settings, speaking to individuals and families. You’ll get to know local services, build networks and work in partnership with other agencies. You do not need any experience of sight loss.

This is a really varied role so you will need to be a team player but can also work on your own initiative. You will work collaboratively with other organisations to deliver integrated sight loss services to assist individuals in their physical, social, emotional and daily life skills development. You need proven networking and negotiating skills, a creative approach to problem-solving and excellent planning and administration skills. You will need excellent communication and customer service skills with the confidence to demonstrate specialist tech equipment and promote independent living.

For more information about the role please visit our Vacancies page at https://www.isightcornwall.org.uk/vacancies/ and download a full Job Description and Person Specification.

Company Description

iSightCornwall are the first centre of resource for all in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who are affected by sight loss, whatever their age, circumstance or condition.

Here at iSightCornwall, we care passionately about helping anyone living with a visual impairment and have done ever since our foundation in 1856 when the charity supported Cornish miners. We are ready and willing to afford them support and encouragement to lead active, independent, and involved lives, at home, in the workplace, in their education, and by no means least, in their social lives.

Our dedicated and professional team is ready to help everyone living with sight loss, whether recent or longstanding, sudden or gradual, for the person directly concerned and for family members, friends and colleagues who are affected by these changes too.

We will also do what we can to help people deal with the environmental, societal and financial repercussions that often ensue. We understand the complexities and life-changing nature of sight loss and the range of essential equipment available, not forgetting that sometimes even the smallest things can make a world of difference.

We are proud of our heritage as the longest standing, and earliest, charity for those with impaired vision and loss of sight in Cornwall, and we look forward to developing its future, vital and relevant for the generations to come.

Other Application Details

If you would like to apply, please download an application form from our Vacancies page at https://www.isightcornwall.org.uk/vacancies/ and send your completed application form to Katherine Bagshaw at kbagshaw@isightcornwall.org.uk (please note CVs will not be accepted).

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