Art in Healthcare is looking for freelance Support Workers with a Community Development background for Room For Art, an arts and social prescribing project for adults with long term health issues, disabilities and/or mental health issues to participate in visual art workshops.
Rate of pay and hours involved
At £10 per hour x 2 hours per group per week x 30 weeks.
Interviews will be held on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 February 2020.
To attend the arts project every week and
encourage participants to engage with the art.
Make people feel welcome, facilitating group
discussions, and if necessary one to ones.
Meeting with the Outreach Manager on a regular
basis to discuss how the participants are engaging with the project,
highlighting any successes or issues.
Signpost participants to additional relevant
activities if requested.
To support the participants to complete project
To keep a register of participant’s attendance
at the project.
To support participants to complete registration
forms and photo, film and social media consent forms.
To adhere to Art in Healthcare’s policies and
To take photos and film activities when consent
- Being responsible for the well-being
and safety of participants.
- Interacting respectfully with the
participants, partners, artists and Outreach Manager.
- Keep all matters related to participants
confidential at all times.
- In the case of disclosure or
health-related issues, notify the Outreach Manager, the Community Link
Worker and if appropriate the participant’s GP.
- Good communication skills and the
ability to adapt communication methods to suit the person/situation.
- The person must have good
interpersonal skills so as to be able to easily identify the needs of each
- Ability to understand and be
patient/calm with the participants being cared for or supported.
- Ability to work with minimal
- The person must display a great
level of trust and honesty at all times.
- Must possess excellent
- Must be able to adapt to different
conditions and cases.
- In some cases, the person may be
required to act as a role model to the participant that is being supported
- Evidence of experience as a support
worker or care provider.
- A good level of general education,
especially in community development and healthcare-related fields.
- A diploma in health and social care
would be of added advantage.
Deadline for applications
12 January 2020.
your C.V and a covering letter with ‘SUPPORT WORKER’ in subject and email;
or post to;
Art in Healthcare
Out of the Blue
32-36 Dalmeny Street