Groundwork are looking for an experienced Wellbeing Practitioner to join our social integration work, specifically supporting Afghan new arrivals.
Wellbeing Facilitator, Afghan Response
Location: South and Central London focus with requirement to travel pan London
Contract: Fixed Term until December 2022
Salary: £26,500 to £30,000
Hours: 37.5 per week
Groundwork deliver a series of innovative integration projects focused on supporting migrants and refugees to integrate into life in the UK, through a programme of holistic activities focusing on mental wellbeing and cultural / community activities.
As a Wellbeing Facilitator, you will deliver trauma-informed wellbeing activities for Afghan Nationals, based in bridging hotels in London. The postholder will develop, coordinate and deliver a weekly schedule of group and one to one practical sessions, identified according to participant interest and need and informed by your own speciality. The aim of the sessions will be to improve mental and physical wellbeing, reduce social isolation and facilitate social connectivity.
The postholder will manage a caseload of participants, providing one to one wellbeing support, signposting and referrals to other specialist provisions. You will work within a larger team and be line managed by the Delivery Manager.
We welcome applications from diverse communities. Lived experience is particularly desirable for this role with languages such as Arabic, Pashto/Farsi/ Dari.
Groundwork London works with communities across the capital to transform their lives and the places where they live. We have been at the forefront of social and environmental regeneration in London for over 25 years, and today we have a simple mission: to create better places, improve people’s prospects, and promote greener living and working. Groundwork are passionate about creating a future where every neighbourhood is vibrant, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny, and no-one is held back by their background or circumstances.
Please contact us if you have:
- Strong understanding of the challenges newly arrived refugees face in London.
- A qualification or relevant experience in wellbeing or counselling.
- Experience in running a range of well-being activities in a variety of settings.
- A strong knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed practice.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a team to achieve project outputs.
- Lived experience and/or language abilities would be advantageous.
Closing date for applications: 9am on 14th July
Interview date: 22nd July over Teams
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Appointment to this role is subject to the appropriate records check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Groundwork London is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.
No agencies please.