Project Worker

Contract:
Permanent
Category:
Full Time
Job Sector:
Charity / Not for Profit, Nursing / Social Care
Region:
North Wales
Location:
Wrexham
Salary description:
£18, 000 per annum
Posted:
22/05/2018
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
Age Connects North East Wales
Job Ref:
ACNEW/0518PW

Project Worker

Salary Scale: £18,000 per annum

Hours of work: 35 hours per week

ORGANISATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS 

Accountable to: Chief Executive Officer

JOB PURPOSE

To provide information, support and advice to older people, in Wrexham County Borough, who have recently gone through a transition in their lives. The service ensures that the older person feels empowered by their contact with the project worker and feel supported to remain independent and living in their own home and preferred community.

SERVICE AIMS

  • Supporting the older person to feel safe and secure in their home, offer opportunities to rebuild and extend their skills, interests and social networks.
  • Leaving the older person with increased self-confidence so that they can manage their homes and lives easier.
  • Enabling the older person to feel valued and empowered by being involved in the process

DUTIES AND RESPONSABILITIES

  • To undertake telephone screening to establish eligibility for the service.
  • To undertake a full holistic assessment and accurately record identified assessed needs/issues and complete forms and Charity Log.
  • To record any actions required by the client/advisor on an action plan and on Charity Log, and plan delivery of these actions.
  • Ensure that the older persons views are central to the assessment and the subsequent action plan.
  • Research solutions to client’s issues, linking in with other agencies and voluntary organisations and making appropriate referrals.
  • Encourage the older person to work with you to improve their situation therefore helping them to build confidence and experience to foster independence.
  • Identify eligibility for welfare benefits and assisting with completion of benefit claim form to maximise the client’s income.
  • To liaise effectively with other agencies and organisations to ensure the co-ordination of support services.
  • To undertake presentations and attend information events to promote the service and other ACNEW projects to groups of older people, community groups, other voluntary organisations and statutory organisations.
  • To identify and record any unmet need and contribute to the identification of new services and community resources that would support older people.
  • To complete monitoring information and produce reports for the CEO, Trustees and funders.
  • To carry out other specific tasks as directed by the charitable services manager of ACNEW in order to support the day to day operation of the project/ACNEW.

If you are interested in this position please contact us for an application pack either via email at info@acnew.org.uk or phone 08450549969

Company Description

Age Connects North East Wales is an entirely independent local charity that supports people over the age of 50 yrs across Flintshire and Wrexham. We aim to support older people in the local community to live independently in their own homes for as long as they choose to do so.

Age Connects North East Wales wants older people to have real choices over their own lives so they can feel safe and secure in their home and community by making well informed choices about how they live their lives.

Closing Date:
08/06/2018

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