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Could you be a Cara Community Worker? We're recruiting!

We're looking to recruit two Cara Community Workers to work with isolated older people from the Irish and wider community.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a National Lottery funded project which aims to change lives in Leeds through person-centred support.

This meaningful and rewarding work will help reduce isolation and loneliness, improve health and wellbeing, and promote independence for vulnerable older people.

As part of the role, you will need to:

  • Connect socially isolated older people both culturally and socially through creating friendship links and projects to enable them to take part fully in their community

  • Engage with community organisations and our network of partners, developing a range of activities for service users to attend

  • Provide client focussed work to empower individuals to engage with services and activities to improve their wellbeing

  • Be responsible for collating information to meet monitoring and evaluation requirements

We'll need you to have:

  • An outstanding attitude and track record in supporting vulnerable people

  • Excellent organisational, time management and communication skills

We're proud to provide excellent terms and conditions including:

  • 25 days per annum rising to 29 days after 5 years’ service, plus 8 statutory holidays

  • Hybrid model of working (home/office/community)

Key information:

Closing date for applications: Sunday 30 October 2022

Interviews to be held at LIHH office: Wednesday 9 November 2022

For further information please speak with Karen Mallon, Director of Operations on 0113 2625614 or email

Please use the application form and send it to or post it to LIHH, Rouse House, 2 Wyther Ln, Leeds LS5 3BT. Unfortunately, we cannot accept CVs.

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CARA Community Worker Person Specification
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CARA Support Community Role Description
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Equality and Diversity form
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Candidate Privacy Notice - Leeds Irish
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More about Leeds Irish Health and Homes:

Leeds Irish Health & Homes (LIHH) has been providing services to the Irish and wider community in Leeds for the past 25 years. Our organisation aims are to improve the quality of life with everyone we work with ensuring people have the right support and opportunities to:

· Live independently

· Access suitable housing

· Continue their journey to recovery in mental health and thrive

· Look after their own wellbeing, including their physical and mental health

· Connect with others, take part in social activities, and have strong networks of friendship, kinship, and community

LIHH offers the following services and activities:

· Supported Housing Tenancies

· 1:1 Outreach Service

· Luncheon clubs

· Coffee Mornings

· Group Work

· Volunteer and Befriending Service

· Cultural Activities and Events

· Community Development

· Digital Inclusion

· Service User involvement

· Linking Leeds Partner (Social Prescribing)

· Livewell Leeds Partner (Community Mental Health)

· Enhance Leeds Partner (LCHCT NHS)


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