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Location:   based at Four Seasons Day Centre, Kettering

Rate of pay:  £10.71 per hour

Hours:  37 hours per week 

About the role

We are looking for someone with experience of working with older people to provide support to people who are at risk of hospitalisation or becoming dependent on statutory or institutional care.  You will help to provide the practical and emotional support that enables people to maintain their independence and improve their sense of wellbeing.  With our support people can regain their confidence and have more control over their lives.  You will take referrals from other professionals and members of the public and undertake a holistic assessment of clients in order to hep them maximise their independence and quality of life.  

The role involves visiting clients in their own homes to monitor the service as well as making telephone check calls to offer support.  You will also be responsible for planning and organising the day-to-day duties of the team.  These posts also provide supervision to local teams on a regular basis will be responsible for completing monthly reports as required by Age UK Northamptonshire and its funders.

About you

We are looking for someone with experience of working with older people and who can demonstrate the ability to work in a non-judgemental manner.  You must be able to listen to others and absorb information as well as be able to instil motivation in others.  A good knowledge of services available to older people in Northamptonshire is desirable. You must be a car driver with access to your own vehicle.  If you are motivated by challenge and enjoy seeing problems through to their solution, this is the role for you. 

How to apply for our job vacancies

Download the job application form on this page.  Please use only this form for this role.  Complete either the Word or PDF version of the application form and either email to recruitment@ageuknorthants.org.uk or post it to:

Age UK Northamptonshire
31 Billing Road
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN1 5DQ

Please do not send CVs as they will be discounted.  For more information about this role and working for Age UK Northamptonshire, call us on 01604 611200 or email recruitment@ageuknorthants.org.uk

Closing date for applications:  Friday 20th September, 1pm
Interviews:  week beginning 23rd September

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