Independent Senior Living Officer

  • Confidential
  • Bournemouth, UK
  • 05 Nov, 2021
Contractor Government

Job Description

Our local authority client has a 3-month contract vacancy (with the possibility of extension) for the role of an INDEPENDENT SENIOR LIVING OFFICER, details as follows

Job Purpose

We are looking for a motivated person to work with our independent senior living residents.
You will work as part of a small team and will be responsible for managing a number of senior living schemes and helping residents.
You will need to be flexible and able to work independently as well as with other agencies.
To manage and supervise the Organisation's Independent Senior Living accommodation including Category 1 and 2 accommodations as well as 2½ Extra Care accommodation.
To provide advice to tenants and their families on all aspects of independent senior living.Responsibilities

To help identify care and support needs of tenants and assist them in obtaining assessments and accessing care packages.
To make referrals to other teams and agencies such as Social Services and Community Mental Health teams and to attend and participate in case conferences and meetings as required.
To identify and monitor potential abuse of vulnerable tenants and to take steps in accordance with the Organisation's safeguarding policy.
To maintain up-to-date records for all tenants and to ensure that Tenant Emergency Information and other information is passed to Central Control when there is a change is a tenant's circumstances.
To maintain records of all contact with tenants regarding tenancy issues or support needs on Tenant Emergency Information sheets or Northgate Housing system. To monitor admission & discharge of residents from hospital.
To promote and oversee the installation and programming of equipment that will assist tenants to live independently in their own homes and to explain the operation and usage of any equipment connected to central control, in order that tenants utilise the service effectively. To test emergency pendants monthly.
To manage and provide support to residents in emergency situations including injury, medical emergencies, lockouts and breakdown in service delivery e.g. power cuts affecting lifts.Essential Requirements

GCSE's or equivalent in Math+ and English.
Previous local government experience.
Previous experience of working with the public face to face in difficult situations.
Previous experience of compiling support plans with clients.
Experience of liaising with other agencies to maintain client's independence.
Knowledge of the importance of safeguarding vulnerable people.
The ability to communicate effectively with residents and have an understanding of their needs will be essential.
Driving License Required.
Must reside locally.If you have the necessary experience and qualifications to fulfill this role, please submit your CV ASAP