Community Connector

North and Central Lancashire

Temporary, full-time post 37.5 hours per week
Location Central Lancashire
Salary £21,797 – £23,221

This post is a fixed term contract until September 2024.

Emerging Futures’ greatest resource is its people, so we also offer our employees generous annual leave, pension, employee assistance programme and other benefits.

As a Community Connector you will be an integral part of a behaviour change team within North & Central Lancashire Inspire. The project will support individuals towards developing resilience and living healthy, successful, and fulfilling lives.

You will support individuals attempting to achieve and maintain their own recovery without the need for structured treatment. There will be a particular emphasis on developing recovery pathways for those entering and moving through treatment to sustain their recovery including the development and delivery of groups and recovery activities to enhance wellbeing, resilience, and positive behaviour change.

The role of a Community Connector also involves the supervision of Network Coaches delivering the Foundations of Recovery programmes, in addition to supporting volunteer Recovery Coaches to create and deliver recovery-based support and activities.

What you will be doing:

  • Developing and delivering groups and recovery activities which will aid sustained recovery and improved wellbeing.
  • Supporting the Project Lead on the delivery of a range of specific interventions such as psychosocial group work, independent peer to peer support groups and networks such as ACT and family specific mutual aid that are self-sustaining and effective in supporting those moving away from addiction.
  • Offering support & promote the benefits to service users who present with Long Term Health Conditions and educate & encourage them to see the benefits of referral to specialist services.
  • Supervising and supporting Network Coaches with the delivery of the Foundation of Recovery Model.

Some of the skills, knowledge and experience you will have

  • Experience of supporting individuals to initiate and sustain their own wellbeing in the community.
  • IT skills including the ability to use Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Experience of delivering psychotherapeutic groups
  • An understanding of boundaries, confidentiality, and risk.
  • Qualification in substance misuse or relevant qualification/experience.
  • Experience of delivering supervision to staff or volunteers.

How to apply

Please find attached job description and person specification. If you are interested in applying for this new and exciting role within Emerging Futures, please send your Application Form or CV along with a covering letter detailing why you are suitable for the role to Mags Burrett – Project Lead.

We would be grateful if you could complete the Equal Opportunities Form attached along with your Application Form to help monitor the effectiveness of our recruitment practices and assess the success of different advertising methods in attracting applications.

This information is separated from the application and used for statistical purposes only.  It will not be made available to anyone directly involved in the selection process.

If you would like to discuss the roles in more detail, please contact Mags on 07778 153 708.

Closing date 20th November 2023.

Anticipated interview dates are to be confirmed.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.