Senior Support Worker

Ilford, Essex, England
£11386.00 per annum
04 Nov 2016
02 Dec 2016
Recruitment Team
Contract Type
Part Time

Title: Senior Support Worker - Floating Support - Redbridge Older Peoples Service
Salary: £11,386.42 per annum - Part time (21 hours per week)
Job Ref: SSW1099

We are looking to recruit a part time Senior Support Worker for the Older Peoples Floating Support service based in Redbridge.

The organisation provide Floating Support services to up to 15 older people who live independently in the community.

The key goals of the service are to support older people in the borough to maintain or prevent loss of their home or independence. Support offered includes:
* Completing needs assessments, support plans and risk assessments to a high standard
* Accessing cultural and social opportunities in the community and preventing isolation
* Achieving economic well-being and support with benefits; support with budgeting and maintaining tenancies
* Support with living in at home as independently and safely as possible
* Support with moving to accommodation where more support and care is provided, such as sheltered housing
* Support to set up and maintain links with other services (eg health and care services, aids and adaptations, landlords)

The successful candidate will have experience of supporting adults and would ideally have completed or working towards completing QCF/NVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care.

The successful candidates would also have the following skills:
* Excellent time management skills, showing good judgement and commitment, in a lone-working role.
* Demonstrate Excellent IT and communication skills, and be able to record information clearly and professionally.
* Excellent verbal communication skills; be able to liaise professionally with a range of external stakeholders, care managers, health professionals, other services and providers of support, and family members of customers.
* Delivering a service that promotes and supports choice, empowers individuals, helps people to take control of their own support and care, and increases their independence and self determination.
* Putting the customer at the heart of your work, promoting each individual's needs for independence, well being and dignity.

Everything we do at the organisation is about promoting the choice and independence of adults at risk to have genuine control over their lives, play an active role in the community and develop as individuals. We provide innovative and responsive housing, care and support services that promote choice and independence for people with a variety of needs including people with learning disabilities, autism, older people, young people and people with mental health support needs across North and East London.

We are a forward thinking organisation, committed to providing the best support possible to adults at risk therefore you will be provided with comprehensive training and will be supported every step of the way to develop your career with us.

To Apply, please click 'Apply' below and ensure you include a valid email address as you will be sent further instructions.

The closing date for applications is 18th November 2016.

Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview which is likely to be 30th November 2016.

The organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment. If the post you apply for involves working with or having access to adults at risk and/or their records, we will require an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Services for successful candidates. This will be fully subsidised by us.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.