Choices (End of Life Support) Officer

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14.8 hours per week (40% FTE )

1 year fixed term contract (+ I year extension subject to programme performance)

Salary Level: £ 24,720 (pro rata)

Plus 6.6% matched pension contribution

Funded by the City Clinical Commissioning Group from the Reducing Health Inequalities in City, the Choices (End of Life Befriender Plus) programme is being delivered by 3 CVS organisations – Bradford Trident, The Thornbury Centre and Girlington Community Centre working in partnership to share the best practice and support each other. The EOL Befriending Plus project’s main aim is to reach out to people, their families and or carers at the end stages of their life. It will provide individuals with 1:1 support to help ensure they have appropriate assistance in place. It will help relieve social isolation and loneliness, increase their social contact, interaction and stimulation by access to a volunteer befriender and support group

Choices Officer will:-

  • Accept referrals into Choices and undertake assessments
  • Provide 1:1 support to Choices clients
  • Recruit and train Choices to volunteer befrienders
  • Match users and volunteer befrienders and provide ongoing support
  • Develop a peer support group
  • Take responsibility for safeguarding issues
  • Liaise with relevant agencies/organisations/health providers and all referrers as required
  • Actively participate in the development of the service and promote the service to potential users and referral agents

Applicants should have:

  • Experience of recruiting, training and supporting volunteers
  • Knowledge of EOL/bereavement issues
  • Experience of working with older people and/or adults at risk
  • Experience of working in the health and care system

We are also recruiting for CLICS Social Prescribers (1.2 FTE).  Candidates are welcome to apply for a combination of posts if they fulfil the requirements

This post is regulated and therefore not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 2010. An enhanced DBS check will be required for the successful applicant.

Closing Date: midnight  Sunday, 29 May 2022

Interviews: Friday 06 June 2022 (pm)

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