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Neighbourhood Care and Older Adults' Activities Officer

Time and Talents

23,000-25,000 per year

Full-time, Contract

About this role

Do you care deeply about the welfare of older adults?

Do you have experience in social care or working with people with a wide variety of needs and abilities?

Are you an experienced, highly organised and creative groups facilitator?

If you answered yes to all of the above, this could be the role for you!

We're looking for an experienced and skilled individual who will deliver a package of support, including one to one home assessments and running group activities, to help reduce loneliness, improve health and wellbeing and increase older people and their carer's opportunities to connect to their local community.

In this role, you'll deliver some of our existing groups, including our Happy Mondays group, Friday Social Club and a lively Stroke Club. With the support of volunteers and community members, you'll coordinate other smaller peer-led and tutor-led groups (from exercise classes to a mental health support group for older women). You will also take responsibility for a new caseload of referrals and carry out home assessments on clients to identify their individual needs. Working closely with health, adult social care, housing departments and voluntary sector organisations, as well as liaising with referees, you will work hard to ensure clients' and their carers needs are met, providing help with anything from applying for making adaptions in the home to supporting them to get involved in one of our many groups or projects.

A key part of the role is involving older adults and carers themselves in the delivery of the programme as volunteers, and involving people of all ages and backgrounds from the local community - from NHS health professionals to local artists and students. You will also need to build individual relationships of trust with older participants, and work closely with our Neighbourhood Care Coordinator and Older People's Programme Manager to ensure we take a joined-up approach to caring for individuals.

The detailed job description and person specification is available via the application link.

Person description

The role needs someone creative, energetic, passionate, but importantly, also highly organised. You must be as comfortable making sure a minibus schedule is up to date, as you are delivering craft activities or quizzes, or as comfortable hosting NHS professionals delivering healthcare advice, as you would be helping run an escorted visit to a local farm. You need to have lots of ideas, and be highly ambitious, but also be able to make your ideas happen.

Most of all, we need someone who cares deeply about the welfare of older people and their carers, and is able to react quickly and appropriately to emerging issues - especially to the more serious care issues we inevitably encounter. While appropriate training will be given, we are looking for candidates with some social care experience ideally.

About Time and Talents

What we do
Time & Talents is a lively, busy community centre in the heart of Rotherhithe, SE16. Set in a leafy heritage building, and 'T&T2', our second venue in Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, we offer something for everyone. With a history of 133 years of supporting people of all ages in Rotherhithe and Bermondsey, we bring people together for mutual support, fun and friendship, with a wide range of services and activities for older people and other adults, along with volunteering and children and families' projects.

About us
We are an energetic, experienced, and passionate team of 15, with a strong sense of shared purpose and a lively sense of humour. You'll have the chance to make a big contribution to a growing, ambitious and innovative organisation which has doubled its reach and impact in recent years.

How to apply

Time & Talents is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity, and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person that they are. We actively encourage applications from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.

If you would like an informal chat about the job, please email [email protected] with your phone number and a suitable time for us to call.

The closing date is 09:00 on Monday 2 November.

TO APPLY: All applications to be submitted online here:
Send a CV and a cover letter of no more than two sides of A4, explaining why you want the job and how your experience relates to the job description and person specification.

IMPORTANT: We'll use cover letters to assess applications alongside CVs. Please ensure you take the time to include a well-written cover letter as detailed above. We won't assess applications without one.

Coronavirus/COVID-19: the safety and wellbeing of our current and future employees remains a top priority, therefore interviews will be conducted remotely by video if necessary.

Please mention the London SE1 website when responding to this advert
This notice was posted on Wednesday 16 September 2020
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