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Floating Support Service Project Worker

London - Elders Voice
Part-Time

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Job Description:

Job Summary

 

The post holder will ensure the delivery of a quality housing related support service for older people aged 55 and over across all tenures living in the London Borough of Brent.

 

Principle Work Tasks:

 

SUPPORT THE INDIVIDUAL

Draw up a comprehensive and individual plan of support to maximise independence.

 

SERVICE TO THE CLIENT

Ensure a holistic joined up service to meet the individual’s identified support needs.

 

PROVIDE SUPPORT

Work in partnership with a range of agencies and other service providers to enable individual clients to meet their identified needs/outcomes.

 

Economic Well-Being

 

To support individuals to maximise their income and manage their finances:

  • Apply for benefits
  • Access funds available to older people through grant applications
  • Support to reduce debt
  • Manage bill payments
  • Ensure client is not in arrears and is maintaining regular rent /mortgage payment

 

Enjoying and Achieving

 

Support individuals to develop their support networks and to access and maintain meaningful activities:

 

  • Provide information and encourage participation in group work, cultural, leisure and faith activities
  • Support to establish contact with external services, groups friends and or family

 

Being Healthy

 

Support individuals to access appropriate physical and mental health services and develop healthy lifestyles:

 

  • Support client to register with GP
  • Support to minimise substance misuse
  • Promote safe practices via health and safety checklist
  • Report all suspected safeguarding alerts
  • Adhere to the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Report all incidents/accidents
  • Make referral to statutory or other services for more specialist, intensive or long term support

 

Staying Safe

 

Support individuals to develop the life skills they require to live independently:

  • Provide information on how to maintain their accommodation to avoid eviction
  • Promote safeguarding awareness
  • Offer practical advice on keeping home safe

 

Making a Positive Contribution

 

Involve individuals in determining the types of services they receive:

  • Support to develop confidence and ability to have a greater choice and or control.
  • Discuss ways of how individuals can get involved
  • Provide information of social activities in the local and wider community

 

Qualifications and Skills

 

  • NVQ in Health and Social care or similar
  • Full understanding of individual care and support and person-centered care
  • Social work experience

 

General

 

  • To be willing to work flexible hours on occasion
  • To undertake other duties commensurate with the post
  • Recent references from 2 employers
  • Experience in working with older people
  • Strong team player

 

 

 

 

Salary: £10,000 - £15,000

 

Job Category: Social Care & Welfare

Job Type: Part-Time

Job Location: London

Keywords: Older People, Social Worker

Job Expires: 4 days

How to Apply:

Please send your CV in first instance to Mercelh@eldersvoice.org.uk

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