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Registered Charity 1092268

Community Vacancies | Irish in Britain



· Do you want to make a difference to the lives of isolated older people and people who need support to remain independent?

· Can our core principles of Care, Culture and Community drive you to deliver a great service?

· Do you have personal and professional integrity?

· Would you like to work for an award–winning organisation with excellent terms and conditions who look after its staff?

If so then we invite you to apply to become one of:

CARA Project Support Workers (2 posts of 28 hours per week each) (3 year term)

We require you to:

· Provide client focussed support for the benefit of socially isolated people living at home and/or in care homes

· Organise and deliver events and activities within care homes and encourage participation in community activities

· Work collaboratively with our volunteers in the delivery of all aspects of this service

· Ensure the service is delivered effectively, that it is efficient and sensitive to people’s needs whilst addressing the outcomes required by the contract

We are looking for someone with:

· Excellent communications skills with the ability to positively engage and empower isolated and lonely older people

· A knowledge and understanding of the issues facing older people particularly with respect to the impact of isolation and loneliness

· Drive and enthusiasm in approach to your work

· A positive and “can do” attitude

Community Support Worker (21 hours per week) (12 months term)

We require you to:

· Provide support to maximise the independence of people experiencing homelessness, mental health problems or isolation

· Provide client–focussed culturally sensitive support services for the benefit of vulnerable adult Irish people in Leeds.

· Deliver activities which improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable adults

We are looking for someone with:

· An ability to demonstrate empathy, awareness and sensitivity to the needs of vulnerable members of the community.

· An understanding of the policy areas in which the service is delivered and ability to adapt to changing agendas

· Drive and enthusiasm in approach to your work

· A positive and “can do” attitude

All posts include starting salary £21,074 (pro–rata); 25 days holiday per year (pro rata) plus 6% contributory pension.

Click for more details. For further information please speak with Karen Mallon, Director of Operations on 0113 2625614 or email

Closing date for applications strictly 5pm on Friday 27th April, 2018. Applications received after this time will not be permitted. No CVs

Interviews to be held w/c 7th May, 2018 

To advertise contact Judith here.