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KickStart Wellbeing Assistant

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Job Description:

The Wellbeing Assistant role is a new post to assist with the work of our Wellbeing Officer who provides support to D/deaf or hard of hearing people to build their confidence, self-esteem and improve their emotional wellbeing.  This in turn will enable people to engage in wider society and reduce the risk of social isolation and developing poor mental health.  The Wellbeing Assistant will also help to arrange deaf awareness sessions to ensure mainstream services and activities are fully accessible so ensuring Gloucestershire achieves the vision a reality of “every resident” enjoying the best possible mental health and wellbeing.     There will be a lot of interaction with people the majority of whom will be D/deaf or hard of hearing, hence excellent interpersonal skills are required.  In addition, a good grasp of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel, organisational and presentation skills, as well as the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure are also important.  The trainee will join a highly dedicated team at striving to always maintain our excellent reputation.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To arrange one to one and group sessions for D/deaf and hard of hearing people and manage an electronic diary of appointments and workshops
  2. To arrange deaf awareness training sessions, liaising with mainstream providers
  3. To arrange Leadership courses for D/deaf and hard of hearing people
  4. To work with our Communication Lead to promote the project via our social media platforms
  5. To work closely with other staff in particular the Children and Families Assistant to ensure a joined up approach

Essential skills, experience & qualifications

  • Excellent organisational and multitasking ability with flexibility and adaptability.
  • Outstanding communication and teamworking skills
  • Strong attention to detail on organisation and record keeping
  • Proficient in MS Office.

Hours per Week – 25

Monday to Friday – 5 hours per day

Hourly rate of pay – minimum national average