Project Worker (Making A Match)

Closing date 30 October 2019
Organisation Moor Allerton Elderly Care
Location Leeds
Hours Part time
Salary £23,557 pro rata
Telephone 0113 2660371

MAECare is one of the highly acclaimed Neighbourhood Network Schemes in Leeds and works with older people living in the area of Alwoodley, Moortown and Shadwell. It has 11 staff and approximately 90 volunteers working together to provide a range of services and activities. MAECare activities are aimed at alleviating social isolation and promoting independence. It delivers activities across the area that range from Art to Zumba Gold and supports the development of healthy physical and mental well-being. It also has a training and support scheme for its many volunteers. Making a Match matches socially isolated older people with like-minded people through friendship groups to develop their social networks and reduce their isolation.  It starts with people’s interests as a basis for friendship. It is based on a peer support model. The project will be built on the needs of older people and the project workers will be expected to work at evenings and weekends.

WE NEED….. An enthusiastic, experienced Project Worker. Working with another Project Worker and alongside MAECare staff, you will be responsible for reaching out to socially isolated older people (aged 50+), setting up friendship groups which enable them to link with others to create connections and friendships. In addition to meeting the challenging project targets, you will also be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of this project. 
Closing date for applications is 10 a.m. on 30th October 2019.

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