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Working for Age UK Cheshire

Age UK Cheshire is a local independent charity with 122 staff members and more than 250 volunteers. We help over 1500 local older people every year, offering activities, events, befriending and information. It's a great place to work if you really want to make a difference in people's lives. 

Support Officer

Hours – 21.75 per week

Salary - £9,036.69 per year

Location – CCIL Offices, Denton Drive, Northwich 

Age UK Cheshire provides advocacy services to people in Cheshire.  This includes statutory advocacy (Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) and Care Act advocacy as well as associated roles. 

We are currently looking to recruit a Support Officer to provide general administrative and clerical assistance to the Advocacy team. 

Main Duties: 

  1. To take and deal with telephone and other messages for all of the team. To liaise with Age UK Cheshire’s staff and volunteers, other professionals and members of the public, as necessary.  This can include sensitive case handling where a basic knowledge of advocacy and relevant legislation is required.
  2. To support the triage officers to assess the eligibility of referrals received into the Advocacy service and refer on to the appropriate team member or other service provider.  
  3. To provide cover to triage when needed.
  4. To develop and maintain effective working relationships and referral systems, as appropriate to identified need, with a broad range of service providers both internally and externally who deliver services to clients.
  5. To help provide enquirers with accurate, up-to-date information taking due consideration of relevant legislation and issues such as confidentiality, data protection and client consent.
  6. To ensure that statistics and monitoring requirements for the service and the advocacy partnership are produced in line with contractual requirements. 

The hours of work for the position are 21.75 hours per week and these would normally be worked on a Tuesday to Thursday. 

A full job description and application form is available below. Please be aware that you will be required to complete an application form to progress with this vacancy. 

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Closing Date for Applications: No later than 5pm on Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Interview Date: Thursday 10th January (pm) / Friday 11th January (am) 2019

 

Independent Living Advisor – Crewe

Hours – 21.75 hours per week (Monday to Wednesday)

Salary - £10,495 per annum 

The Independent Living Service is provided for people aged 65 and over in Cheshire.  The role of Independent Living Advisor will be part of a team responsible for delivering this service and the job holder will provide information, advice and technical assistance to individuals wishing to receive a personalised budget; develop support plans; support service users to make choices about the support they require within their budget and if required arrange the care on their behalf. 

  1. To be responsible for providing detailed advice and assistance to individuals wishing to receive a personalised budget; whether paid to them as a Direct Payment or funded personally by themselves.
  2. To support individuals in developing a person-centred support plan.
  3. To support individuals to make choices about the support they require within the budget available to them
  4. To facilitate setting up the chosen care as required
  5. To help individuals set up systems to manage their direct payments, personal budgets or care package including financial procedures and contingency arrangements 

All relevant on the job training and support will be provided. 

The hours of work for the position are 21.75 hours per week and would normally be worked Monday to Wednesday. 

A full job description and application form is available below. Please be aware that you will be required to complete an application form to progress with this vacancy.

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Closing Date for Applications: No later than 5pm on Thursday 3rd January 2019

Interview Date: Thursday 10th January 2019

 

How to apply for a job 

 Unless otherwise indicated, download the generic job application form, which is available as a PDF or Word document, at the bottom of this page.   Completed applications should be emailed to hr@ageukcheshire.org.uk or posted to:

HR Department
Age UK Cheshire
314 Chester Road
Hartford
Northwich
Cheshire
CW8 2AB
 
Applications to be received by 5pm on the closing date. 


Due to the high cost of postage and available resources, we regret we shall not be able to write personally to applicants who are not short listed and if you have not heard from us, within 2 weeks of the closing date, you should presume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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