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Independent Living Co-ordinator

  • Job reference: ASR043
  • Location: Rugby, Warwickshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Supported Housing Officer
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Job description: Job Title: Independent Living Co-Ordinator
Location: Rugby
Contract: Temp

A Local Authority in Rugby are looking to recruit an Independent Living Co-Ordinator who will work with residents of the council's Independent Living Schemes to ensure they can live independently and remain in their own home.

The Role
The successful candidate will be expected to;

*To work as part of a small team providing an independent living and housing management service for all residents within the Independent Living Schemes allocated to the team.

*Work with the team to co-ordinate regular visits to all residents in their own homes to check their wellbeing, increasing visits as appropriate to their needs at any particular time.

*To raise concerns about the welfare of residents with relatives, GPs, external agencies, care agencies and support providers in a timely manner to ensure that resident's needs are identified and provided for. This could be via various means of communication, including case reviews, referrals to support or care agencies or emergency services as appropriate.

*Promote health and wellbeing with residents and assist them in organising a programme of events and activities to be provided in the communal facilities of a scheme managed by the team.

*Work with other council services, relevant external organisations, and the voluntary sector to facilitate their providing activities in the communal areas of a scheme that could also include the wider community.

*Encourage all residents to participate in any activities or programmes taking place within their schemes or any nearby schemes.

*Provide a housing management service to all residents within the schemes.

*Work with other teams within the Communities & Homes Service and other service areas of the council when required to progress, clarify, or seek assistance with any housing management function or other issue.

You
To be considered for this you must have;

*Experience of working with and understanding the needs of older and vulnerable people to enable them to live independently

*Able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues that impact on people living independently, e.g. dementia, falls, isolation. Safeguarding, etc.
Calm and approachable. Able to demonstrate common sense approach.

*Focus of role would be completing regular scheme and health and safety checks across the borough.

*Must have car and full driving licence

*Role requires attending between properties, navigating stairs to complete checks, deliver correspondence, visit customers. Thus good level of fitness required.

To apply for this role, please send me your CV at Ashlee . Ryan @ Servicecare .org .uk