Advice and Inclusion Development Worker

Full time 37 hours per week / Fixed Term until 30 September 2022 in the first instance
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Advice and Inclusion Development Worker – Sept 2020

Advice and Inclusion Development Worker
Full time 37 hours per week / Fixed Term until 30 September 2022 in the first instance
Salary range: £20,092 – £23,079 per annum, dependant on skills and experience
[Covid-19 – blended working through a combination of home/workplace, subject to change in line with government guidelines]

Sussex Community Development Association (SCDA), runs a range of services aimed at supporting and empowering those most in need in our communities. We now have a great opportunity for an experienced individual to join our friendly and knowledgeable Information Hub team. As part of SCDA’s “No wrong door” policy, our Advice and Inclusion Development Worker will be responsible for acting as first point of contact and will triage a wide range of potential clients looking to access our Advice and Inclusion and Foodbank services, which include:
 Advice and Information service – which provides access to Community Navigators who provide information, non-specialist advice, assistance and appropriate signposting to a wide range of clients.
 Safe from Harm – which provides a Caseworker to practically support Persistently Targeted, Vulnerable & Insecure (PTVI) people who are at significant risk of harm from anti-social behaviour, cuckooing, hate crime or targeted harassment.
 Rural Domestic & Sexual Abuse Recovery Project – The project uses a collaborative approach to engage with communities, raise awareness and signpost towards support for individuals living in rural communities with the impact of domestic and sexual abuse.
 Seahaven Foodbank – which provides an emergency food parcel service for people and families in times of crisis.
Many clients who access the service are very vulnerable and require support and assistance, and the A&I Development Worker will refer clients to the appropriate project, assist with monitoring and reporting on the client journey.
Successful applicants will understand their communities and will have the following attributes:
 Extensive experience of working with vulnerable people in a supportive capacity
 Empathy, sensitivity and a non-judgemental approach
 Excellent and clear verbal communication with the ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
 Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
 IT literate, particularly working knowledge of Excel

The role is based in Newhaven with occasional travel in East Sussex, car drivers and owners preferred as several locations are rural and not served well by public transport.
The post is subject to DBS check.

Covid-19 conditions
Our intention at the time of writing is that interviews for this role will take place in person with appropriate social distancing measures. We have been following government guidance on social distancing, and have implemented Covid-safe conditions in the work place and are working towards bringing our teams back into the office at an appropriate level. The successful applicant will be supported and equipped to work from home and in the office, but this is subject to change in line with government guidelines.

The vacancy closes on Sunday 11th October 2020
with interviews conducted wk/c 19th October 2020.

Completed application forms can be sent to HR via email to . For further information please contact our HR team on 01273 519140 (Tues – Thurs).