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About The Service

Independent Living Services (ILS) support vulnerable adults to live independently at home and connected to their communities, through tailored information, advice and support – enabling people to take control of their own lives. The Day Opportunities team supports older people and adults living with physical impairments to connect with their local community where they may have become socially isolated.

About the job

The team will use motivational interviewing skills to work with older people and adults with physical impairments who have become socially isolated, helping to find long term sustainable solutions to the barriers preventing them from accessing the community, introducing them to new groups, helping with transport issues and giving advice on negotiating their locality when living with physical impairments. For those clients unable to leave the home the team can support with digital connectivity, helping to achieve digital inclusion by demonstrating how to use equipment and gain basic skills to connect to online groups. You will have your own caseload, have responsibility to assess, support, research venues, and enable people to achieve agreed outcomes in engaging with their community.

What We Are Looking For From You

We are seeking an innovative, resourceful person who can use their initiative and has good interpersonal skills to join our team. You will need to demonstrate an ability to respond sensitively to individual’s physical and personal care needs as well as having a positive can do attitude with strong communication skills. You will need a full valid driving licence, and have daily use of a car for business use.

Additional information

This post is temporary until 31st March 2023.

Internal candidates who wish to apply for this position on a secondment basis must obtain approval prior to application using Form SEC1 (4.C.081). Requests may only be approved by the relevant Director/ Assistant Director/ Chief Officer or senior nominated officer graded no lower than OM2 or in the case of schools based staff the Headteacher / Governing Body.

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced checks.

This vacancy is suitable for post share.

We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.

Due to the current COVID -19 circumstances the interview process for this role will be held on a virtual basis using an appropriate online platform. If you have any concerns around your ability to participate in a virtual interview process please contact Darren Bachelor

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