Vacancies

Hamara has grown to be the largest ethnic minority organisation in the voluntary and community sector in Leeds

Job Vacancy: Benefit & Advice/ Support Worker

Service Area: Health

Type of Contract: 6 months Fixed Term Contract

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (flexibility in the hours worked will be expected of the post holder, including availability at evenings and weekends).

Salary: £21,658 pro rata to hours worked

Responsible for: No line management responsibility

Responsible to: Project Coordinator

Website: https://www.hamara.org.uk 

Job Summary/Main purpose of the job:

  • The main purpose is to empower our service users and support them to improve their confidence and capability, including in relation to finance.
  • To advise on welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment, immigration and discrimination.
  • To provide advice to service users from a number of different ethnicities.
  • Offer bespoke services for people with mental health problems, refugees and asylum seekers and service users currently out of work and don’t have access to public funds.
  • Provide mental health advocacy services and establish partnerships and referral pathways.
  • Aim for excellence and support in our goal to be among the best advice services in the city, and one of the leading voluntary and community organisations in Leeds. We campaign for change to social policy to improve the well-being of the people and communities we support.

Responsibilities/Main Duties:

Working Relations:
Internal:
The appointed person will work closely with the Co-ordinator and the Community Connectors. S/he will report directly to the Co-ordinator and will provide regular updates on delivery.

External:
The post holder will work collaboratively with staff from LCC and the Third Sector, developing close working relationships with relevant statutory agencies.

Main Tasks:

  • Our advice workers, working alongside volunteer advisers, are responsible for providing generalist and specialist advice to clients, including advice about financial confidence, welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment, immigration, discrimination and other areas of public and social welfare law.
  • Advice workers seek to support and empower clients to address their needs, and provide tailored casework when this is needed.
  • Advice workers provide advice that is accessible by all clients, taking full account of clients’ communication and other needs.
  • Advice workers are also, subject to their skills, experience and where necessary accreditation, responsible for providing specialist advice to clients.
  • Advice workers provide services in a wide range of settings, including our own offices, those of partner agencies and client’s homes.
  • Advice workers also, subject to their skills and experience, provide support to the provision of our advice services.
  • Advice workers are required to undertake all their duties in accordance to Hamara’s policies and procedures, utilising national and local sources of information and guidance.
  • To liaise with local agencies to ensure appropriate referral mechanisms are in place.
  • To work jointly with colleagues in health, social care, education and others as necessary, where this adds value to the activities and outcomes.
  • Contribute to setting up and running effective administrative, monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • To encourage the involvement of local people in the co-production of and evaluating their impact.
  • Complete Monitoring activity and evaluation documents with the support of the Co-ordinator.
  • Provide regular progress reports to the Co-ordinator.

Organisational Requirements
General:

  • To support colleagues with any operational needs, as and when required.
  • To work outside of ordinary office hours, as required.
  • To complete any other reasonable duties, as required.
  • To respect and uphold Hamara’s written policies and procedures in place.
  • To attend any meetings, as required.
  • To commit to personal and professional development. This includes undertaking appropriate training where required, or requested to do so.
  • To commit to the ethos and values of Hamara.
    Satisfactory DBS Clearance

 

How to apply:

If you are interested in the above post, then an electronic application pack can be obtained by emailing admin@hamara.co.uk

The closing date for this position is open ended and the advertisement will be withdrawn once the position is filled.  

We do not accept CV’s. They need to complete our application form.

Job Vacancy: Maintenance/Caretaker Position

Organisation: Hamara Bringing Communities Together

Type of Contract: Permanent

Hours: 22 hours per week

Salary: National Living Wage – £9 per hour

Telephone: 01132 773330

Email: admin@hamara.co.uk

Website: https://www.hamara.org.uk 

Purpose of Post

Hamara HLC are currently recruiting a Maintenance/Caretaker. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing an efficient and effective maintenance/caretaking service across the Hamara premises.

The post holders will be responsible for including ensuring that the security and general appearance of the buildings and surrounding areas are maintained in accordance with Hamara HLC required standards.

The Maintenance/Caretaker part of the role will include locking up and opening the Hamara premises, maintaining a key register, attending the building out of hours to deal with emergency situations as per the rota and attending and accompanying where necessary personnel visiting the site such as Contractors.

A Handy Person element of the role will include porterage tasks such as setting up and clearing away furniture, painting and decorating as required and first line maintenance of fixtures and fittings.

Candidates must have:

  • Previous relevant experience of work in a relevant post e.g. Caretaking, property maintenance, Security or Health & Safety.
  • Demonstrate a basic practical knowledge and understanding of building and resource maintenance i.e. joinery, plumbing, grounds maintenance, painting and decorating and glazing.
  • Physically fit, with the ability to lift, carry and work at height
  • An awareness of Workplace Health and Safety legislation
  • Ability to open and close the Hamara premises according to timetable and management requirements.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to communicate within a team and also with outside contractors.
  • Ability to carry out health and safety checks and maintain relevant records
  • Ability to manage contractors and site projects

If you are interested in applying, please request an application form from admin@hamara.co.uk and return a typed application by email.

Closing Date: The closing date for this position is open ended and the advertisement will be withdrawn once the position is filled.

Applications received after the closing deadline will not be considered. Please note that these vacancies may close before the closing date if there is a large response.

How to apply:

If you are interested in the above post, then an electronic application pack can be obtained by emailing admin@hamara.co.uk

The closing date for this position is open ended and the advertisement will be withdrawn once the position is filled.  

We do not accept CV’s. They need to complete our application form.

Job Vacancy: Halo Project Mini Bus Driver

Service Area: Learning Disabilities, Autism, Mental Health

Type of Contract: 1 year Fixed Term

Hours: 25 hours per week – 2.5 hrs per morning and 2.5 hours per afternoon

Salary: £9.00

Responsible for: No management

Responsible to: Halo Project Coordinator

Website: https://www.hamara.org.uk 

Job Summary/Main purpose of the job:

To drive the centres mini bus and to pick members up from their homes and bring them to the centre in the morning and then to pick them up from the centre on the afternoon and bring them home

You must possess a D1 driving license

The post holder will work as part of a team maintaining a close relationship with staff, members, carers, colleagues and professional agencies in partnership with the member taking account of confidentiality, including data protection.

The post holder will be based at Hamara, providing the service within Hamara, and members own homes, and assisting the member to access the community.

The post holder will be responsible for the daily maintenance and health and safety checks of the mini bus and review risk assessments on a regular basis



Responsibilities/Main Duties:

  • To drive the centres mini bus, to pick members up from their homes and bring them to the centre in the morning and then to pick them up from the centre on the afternoon and bring them home
  • To carry out a full inspection of the mini bus before and after using the vehicle and to adhere to strict health and safety policies and procedure
  • To report any issues or concerns to the line manager
  • To promote wellbeing and safeguard adults from abuse and ensure all safeguarding concerns are reported to line management.
  • To support and enable members to be independent whilst promoting dignity and choice.
  • To deliver related support, social and personal care utilising a person-centred and member led approach to enable members to maximise their independence.
  • To take an active role and involve members in the ongoing service development of Learning Disability, Autism and Mental Health Services and facilitate advocacy
  • To support individuals to access education, employment and health care.
  • To demonstrate an understanding of the importance of confidentiality and the needs and wishes of members as appropriate.
  • To demonstrate an awareness of the needs associated with vulnerable adults and different models which assist the fulfilment of their need.
  • To respect each member’s right to exercise choice and take control over their own lives.
  • Ability to understand and observe the Hamara Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • To carry out all duties having regard to an employee’s responsibility under the Hamara Health & Safety Policies.
  • Willingness to actively participate in training and development activities to ensure up to date knowledge and skills.


Organisational Requirements

  • General:

    To support colleagues with any operational needs, as and when required.
  • To work outside of ordinary office hours, as required.
  • To complete any other reasonable duties, as required.
  • To respect and uphold Hamara’s written policies and procedures in place. • To attend any meetings, as required.
  • To commit to personal and professional development. This includes undertaking appropriate training where required, or requested to do so.
  • To commit to the ethos and values of Hamara.
    Satisfactory DBS Clearance

 

How to apply:

If you are interested in the above post, then an electronic application pack can be obtained by emailing admin@hamara.co.uk

The closing date for this position is open ended and the advertisement will be withdrawn once the position is filled.  

We do not accept CV’s. They need to complete our application form.

Job Vacancy: Halo Project Officer

Service Area: Learning Disabilities, Autism, Mental Health

Type of Contract: 1 year Fixed Term

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: £22,664.72 pro rata to hours worked

Responsible for: No management

Responsible to: Halo Project Coordinator

Website: https://www.hamara.org.uk 

Job Summary/Main purpose of the job:

To provide person centred and member led integrated packages of support & social care to Individuals with learning disabilities, Autism, and mental health and their families from and at Hamara by encouraging well-being and integration in the community, delivering planned sessions, supporting members to engage in meaningful and purposeful activities, attending medical appointments and accessing education and employment.

The post holder will work as part of a team maintaining a close relationship with staff, members, carers, colleagues and professional agencies in partnership with the member taking account of confidentiality, including data protection.

The post holder will be based at Hamara, providing the service within Hamara, and members own homes, and assisting the member to access the community.

Hamara operates a non-smoking policy; however, the post holder will have to visit customer’s homes where other people may smoke.

Responsibilities/Main Duties:

  • To support and enable members to be independent whilst promoting dignity and choice.
  • To deliver related support, social and personal care utilising a person-centred and member led approach to enable members to maximise their independence.
  • To plan and review member sessions.
    To prepare and deliver bespoke packages of care.
  • To support members when taking medication as specified in the support plan and ensure the maintenance of all necessary records are up to date and accurate.
  • To contribute and utilise support plans, activity and session plans, and risk assessments to promote independence and positive risk in a safe environment.
  • To take an active role and involve members in the ongoing service development of Learning Disability, Autism and Mental Health Services and facilitate advocacy.
  • To support individuals to liaise with housing providers where necessary.
  • To support individuals to access education, employment and health care.
  • To demonstrate an understanding of the importance of confidentiality and the needs and wishes of members as appropriate.
  • To demonstrate an awareness of the needs associated with vulnerable adults and different models which assist the fulfilment of their need.
  • To demonstrate an understanding of diversity issues within local communities.
  • To respect each member’s right to exercise choice and take control over their own lives.
  • Ability to understand and observe the Hamara Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • To carry out all duties having regard to an employee’s responsibility under the Hamara Health & Safety Policies.
  • Willingness to actively participate in training and development activities to ensure up to date knowledge and skills.

Organisational Requirements

General:

  • To support colleagues with any operational needs, as and when required.
  • To work outside of ordinary office hours, as required.
  • To complete any other reasonable duties, as required.
  • To respect and uphold Hamara’s written policies and procedures in place.
  • To attend any meetings, as required.
  • To commit to personal and professional development. This includes undertaking appropriate training where required, or requested to do so.
  • To commit to the ethos and values of Hamara.
    Satisfactory DBS Clearance

 

How to apply:

If you are interested in the above post, then an electronic application pack can be obtained by emailing admin@hamara.co.uk

The closing date for this position is open ended and the advertisement will be withdrawn once the position is filled.  

We do not accept CV’s. They need to complete our application form.

Job Vacancy: Receptionist

Service Area: Facilities

Type of Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £16,777.28

Responsible for: No line management responsibility

Responsible to: Operations Manager

Website: https://www.hamara.org.uk 

Job Summary/Main purpose of the job:

Receptionists are often the first contact that Visitors and Service Users have with Hamara. Post holders will assist visitors to the organisation in person and via the telephone. The role will involve providing a welcoming environment to all visitors to the organisation ensuring that their needs are meet as fully as possible.

The post holders will be responsible for providing administrative and clerical duties including sending out ensuring visitors sign in and out of the building, sending out recruitment documents, sorting through the post, delivering messages and updating organisational spreadsheets with information.

Responsibilities/Main Duties:

Receptionists will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the Reception area and any aligned tasks. These tasks and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Ensure a welcoming environment in person and on the phone to all visitors of Hamara
  • Providing reception and switchboard support to Hamara premises
  • Providing clerical support to Hamara’s administrative function
  • Receiving, signing in and dealing with or directing/signposting visitors as appropriate
  • Taking telephone calls and delivering messages as appropriate
  • Receiving and sorting incoming mail and placing it in the appropriate pigeon holes
  • Recording, stamping and posting outgoing mail
  • Routine word processing tasks, as and when required
  • Sending out recruitment application packs that are requested
  • To record, collate and monitor information as required
  • Be responsible for updating various registers
  • To be responsible for keeping the foyer up to date with brochures, newsletters and flyers
  • Be responsible for the ordering of stationery supplies
  • Maintaining the key register
  • Cash handling as required
  • Updating the organisations social media as required including Facebook and Twitter
  • Booking meetings and rooms as required
  • To ensure compliance with all of Hamara’s policies with particular reference to the Health and Safety, Equal Opportunity and Communication policies.
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties within the overall function of the job

 

Organisational Requirements:

  • To support colleagues with any operational needs, as and when required.
  • To work outside of ordinary office hours, as required.
  • To complete any other reasonable duties, as required.
  • To respect and uphold Hamara’s written policies and procedures in place.
  • To attend any meetings, as required.
  • To commit to personal and professional development. This includes undertaking appropriate training where required, or requested to do so.
  • To commit to the ethos and values of Hamara.
  • Satisfactory DBS Clearance.

 

How to apply:

If you are interested in the above post, then an application pack can be obtained from Reception at the Hamara HLC.  Or alternatively please email admin@hamara.co.uk  for an electronic pack.

 Please return completed application forms to: admin@hamara.co.uk.

Closing date: The closing date for this position is open ended and the advertisement will be withdrawn once a satisfactory number of applications have been submitted and the position is filled.

Job Vacancy: Support Worker

Service Area: HALO

Type of Contract: Fixed term

Hours: 24 hours per week

Salary: £9.00 per hour

Website: https://www.hamara.org.uk 

Job Summary/Main purpose of the job:

To support and enable clients to be independent whilst promoting dignity and choice.

Delivering related support, social and prompting personal care to the client, ensuring that a person centred approach is used so that the clients can maximise their independence. Support Workers will support the client by promoting the use of leisure and educational facilities and employment and volunteering activities in the local community.

The role will involve producing support plans and keeping up to date with the client’s family and care provider e.g. Leeds City Council. Accurate record keeping will be essential.

Responsibilities/Main Duties:

  • To support & enable clients to be independent whilst promoting dignity and choice.
  • To deliver related support, social and personal care utilising a person-centred approach to enable clients to maximise their independence.
  • To prepare and deliver bespoke packages of Care
  • To support clients when taking medication as specified in the support plan and ensure the maintenance of all necessary records are up to date and accurate.
  • To contribute and utilise support plans and person-centred risk assessments to promote independence in a safe environment.
  • To take an active role and involve clients in the on-going service development of Learning Disability Services and facilitate advocacy.
  • To promote wellbeing and safeguard adults from abuse and ensure all safeguarding concerns are reported to line management.
  • To respect the confidential nature of the work and ensure that clients and carers are aware of the Hamara policies relating to the customer’s access to files and to work within the appropriate information sharing protocol.
  • To promote the use of leisure and educational facilities and employment and volunteering activities in the local community.
  • To facilitate clients on outings, trips and holidays.
  • To attend and participate in reviews, meetings, training and supervision as required.
  • To work flexibly as part of a team.
  • To accurately complete all necessary documentation, records and reports as necessary and determined by the Hamara procedures.
  • Adherence to the General Social Care Council (GSCC) code of conduct, Code of Practice, Hamara Code of Conduct on Confidentiality and the Date Protection Act 1998.
  • To liaise and communicate with relatives, carers, neighbours, neighbourhood schemes, professionals and other agencies.
  • To proactively respect and take into account all cultural, religious, personal and social needs.
  • To maintain systems which support the service.
  • To ensure appropriate records are kept regarding members & any other matters concerning service delivery
  • To complete, file and communicate relevant and accurate records on members
  • To report to the Halo Project Co-ordinator, or in their absence the Designated Manager from Hamara.
  • To ensure effective operation of a petty cash system
  • To maintain effective communication & information systems within the service
  • To undertake any other appropriate duties as may be required by Hamara
  • Driver essential and must have own vehicle and business insurance.

 

Organisational Requirements

General:

  • To support colleagues with any operational needs, as and when required.
  • To work outside of ordinary office hours, as required.
  • To complete any other reasonable duties, as required.
  • To respect and uphold Hamara’s written policies and procedures in place.
  • To attend any meetings, as required.
  • To commit to personal and professional development. This includes undertaking appropriate training where required, or requested to do so.
  • To commit to the ethos and values of Hamara.
    Satisfactory DBS Clearance

How to apply:

If you are interested in the above post, then please email admin@hamara.co.uk  for an electronic pack. 

Please return completed application forms to: admin@hamara.co.uk

All applications must be received by 9am September 29th 2021. Applications received after the closing deadline will not be considered.