Job details

Salary - Grade

GBP £34,689 to £35,949 34689 - SO2

Contract Type

Permanent

Contracted Hours

Full Time - 36 hours per week

DBS Required

Yes

Department

Adults, Health & Integration

Service

Adult Social Care

Closing date

26/07/2021

The Integrated Independence Team (IIT) is an integrated health and social care service provided jointly by the Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust and the London Borough of Hackney. It includes nurses, therapists, social workers, co-ordinators, Independence Assistants, geriatricians and a technician. The service places the user at the heart of the care planning process, and aims to promote independence, deliver outcome focused care, and provide a seamless journey through the care system. The service has a single point of access and uses a multi-disciplinary assessment and care planning framework. The service responds swiftly to service user need and, where possible, treats people in their own home or normal place of residence.

As an Independence Assistant Coordinator you would be an integral part of the IIT, working with the range of health and social care professionals within the team to implement, monitor and reduce individualised care packages and rehabilitative care plans for service users as they become more able, enabling increased independence in daily living within a person’s own home.

You will coordinate the work of a team of Independence Assistants (IA’s) and an out of hours coordinator, enabling them to deliver a quality care provision, which meets service users’ needs, across an allocated area of the Borough throughout the week including evenings and weekends.

The post holder will ensure high levels of care and support are implemented effectively by the team, focussing on rehabilitation, promoting independence and ensuring the individuals’ safety and wellbeing.

You will act as a front line point of contact for the service, communicating with service users, carers, relatives, and other professionals.

You will monitor and report on the effectiveness of the service and respond to daily changes in demand and make decisions on service provision that will impact on staff and service users.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent organisational skills, have experience of managing staff, risk assessment and working in a multidisciplinary team. You will be able to deliver high standards of support planning and allocation of resources working flexibly and often within rapidly changing circumstances.

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please visit www.hackney.gov.uk/jobs-careers to apply.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions.

Please also include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

We do not accept CV’s.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Please ensure that you do not include your name on any of your supporting documents or on the file attachments.

Closing date for applications: 26 July 2021

Interviews: To be advised

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available hackneyworksjobs@hackney.gov.uk