Organisation: Moor Allerton Elderly Care
Job Title: Project Worker (Making a Match)
Salary: £23,557 pro rata
Length of Contract: Fixed term until 31 March 2021
Closing Date: 10am on Wednesday 30 October 2019
Interview Date: Wednesday 13th November 2019
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.
MAECare 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.
For further details and to obtain an application pack please visit the website www.maecare.org.uk . To have a chat about the post contact MAECare on 0113 266 0371