Deadline 9th December
Full Time – 37 hours per week – this is a fixed term role for 2 years for funding reasons subject to meeting targets.
Salary: £17,960 per annum
The Live at Home Community Programme Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and running a programme of activities, the scope of which will vary depending upon local need. All activities will seek to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness and promote the wellbeing of older people across a range of community settings.
The role involves outreach work, visiting clients in their homes and developing a connection over a 4 to 6 week period. You will be responsible for identifying the barriers that are preventing the client from making/keeping contact with the others. You will be seeking ways to help remove these barriers, to help clients re-engage with their communities, sometimes acting as an advocate, and establishing links, services and opportunities to support this.
This programme could include any mix from MHA’s core service offering – such as befriending, lunch clubs, social outings or clubs. In addition, the post holder will be required to develop new activities based on feedback from and the needs of the community – this could include coordinating with other organisations such as local colleges to offer IT classes or arranging for a local professional to deliver a series of exercise groups.
The Community Programme Coordinator will work closely with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and so good communication is as important as having strong organisation skills.
Full driving licence and access to a vehicle is required.
Please note that interviews may take place prior to the advert closing as and when suitable applications are received. If a suitable candidate is appointed the role may close early, therefore please do not hesitate to submit your application.
For more information e-mail Natasha Neal Natasha.Neal@mha.org.uk or ring 01332 221840