SalaryGBP £28,752 to £29,796 28752
DepartmentChildren, Adults & Community Health
Contract TypePermanent - Part Time
Part time – average 11 hours per week on a 4 week shift pattern
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.
The service works in partnership with individuals, carers, professional staff in other agencies and service providers to establish arrangements and services that meet their assessed needs and promote independence, choice and control. The role will operate within the agreed performance management and budgetary frameworks.
We are looking for an Out of Hours Co-ordinator to work an average of 11 hours per week on a rotating 4 week shift pattern covering 1-2 evenings per week 5-9pm and then 1 weekend day 8am – 9pm on 2 out of every 4 weeks.
As an Out of Hours Co-ordinator, you will act as the primary point of contact for IIT staff (mainly Independence Assistants) and referrers outside of normal business hours. Out of hours provision is 5:00-9:00pm Monday to Friday and 8am – 9:00pm Saturday/Sunday/Bank Holidays.
You will be key in ensuring effective communication with Independence Assistants (IAs) to enable them to provide effective support and adapt this in response to service users’ abilities at home, escalating any concerns and triggering intervention from the wider multidisciplinary team as required.
You will assist the day time co-ordinators by supporting and monitoring the work of the team of Independence Assistants (IA) working evening and weekend shifts, enabling them to deliver a quality care provision, which meets service users’ needs throughout the week / weekend and ensuring the safety of all staff at the end of each shift.
You will need to be able to respond to an manage issues arising in each shift, ensuring 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 be supervised and supported by a senior daytime co-ordinator and will have regular handovers pre and post shift to ensure you are supported in your role and to enable effective, timely feedback to daytime co-ordinators and relevant IIT staff re issues, risks and progress along with staff & service level information.
You will have the ability to respond flexibly, be calm under pressure and support staff to follow the appropriate process. You will be able to multi task and demonstrate effective organisational and IT skills.
Hackney is London’s most diverse and dynamic borough. Stretching from the edge of the City, to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in the tech, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green space than any other inner London borough, some of the capital’s best schools, and first class transport connections, which combined with excellent local public services and a thriving arts, cultural and retail sector, are fast making it one of London’s most popular areas to live, work and visit. The challenge for Hackney is to make sure that the borough’s economic growth provides benefits for everyone who lives here, and to create opportunities that will transform the lives of local people.
If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.
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, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.
Closing date for applications: 22 July 2019
Interviews: 31 July 2019
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.