VACANCY | Loneliness Prevention Project Co-ordinator
Job Title: Loneliness Prevention Project Co-ordinator
Territory Area: Fylde
Reports To: Community Development Manager
Hours: 40 hours per week – including evenings and weekends
Salary: £20,000 – £24,000 per annum
Length of Contract: 12 months (possibility to extend subject to securing additional funding)
Location: Mill Farm Sports Village, Coronation Way, Wesham, PR4 3JZ
AFC Fylde Community Foundation is looking to recruit a project co-ordinator for their new and exciting project that will support older people in the Fylde borough to reduce social isolation and loneliness.
The successful candidate will co-ordinate and deliver the project working alongside local partners to empower older people to take control of their health and wellbeing. The co-ordinator will provide individuals with a holistic one to one support programme and connect them with community groups and statutory services. They will also support existing groups to be accessible and sustainable and help people to start new community groups, working collaboratively with all local partners.
Guidance and Authority:
The Loneliness Prevention Project Co-ordinator will report directly into the Community Development Manager.
• Co-ordinate the overall delivery of the Loneliness Prevention Project ensuring the project reaches and surpasses all targets, as set out in project plan.
• Receive and allocate all incoming referrals from project partners and provide consultations with individuals in community settings.
• Build trusting relationships and provide personalised support for individuals allowing them to take control of their wellbeing and improve their health outcomes.
• Co-produce a personalised support plan for individuals to improve their health and wellbeing, introduce or reconnect people to community groups and statutory services.
• Liaise and communicate regularly with local partners including carers, health and social care professionals, voluntary sector and stakeholders involved in the wellbeing of your caseload.
• Co-ordinate the full monitoring and evaluation of the Loneliness Prevention Project reporting against all Key Performance Indicator’s and compiling evidence on the progress of individuals.
• Ensure all activities are correctly monitored with the appropriate risk assessments and health and safety procedures put in place.
• Work with the Community Development Manager to identity new funding opportunities and partnerships.
• Be a flexible member of the AFC Fylde Community Foundation team and when requested assist in the delivery of other projects and activities including evenings and weekends.
Please note: The role will require managing your own caseload, in accordance with the needs, priorities and any urgent support required by individuals on the caseload. It is vital that you have a strong awareness and understanding of when it is appropriate or necessary to refer people back to other health professionals/agencies, when what the person needs is beyond the scope of the project – e.g. when there is a mental health need requiring a qualified practitioner.
Health and Safety:
• Fully endorse, demonstrate, and carry out the Foundation’s health and safety policy.
• Comply with all group policies and statutory regulations relating to health and safety, safe working practices, hygiene, cleanliness, fire and COSHH. This will include your awareness of any specific hazards in your workplace and assist if required with the amending of risk assessments periodically.
• Have a full knowledge of procedures for evacuation with regards to fire safety.
• Identify and report maintenance requirements or hazards within the workplace and encourage any workforce to do the same to avoid injury.
• The Foundation is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment.
• The employee must act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults that are in their care or attending the group’s premises. The employee must report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the Foundation Director.
• Cooperate fully with colleagues and be flexible when assisting them in response to business needs of the Foundation.
• Ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation, or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relations amongst employees and customers.
• The above job description is not intended to be exhaustive; the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of the group.
Qualifications & Experience – Essential Requirements
• At least 2 years’ experience of working in voluntary sector, health, or social care in direct contact with people, families and carers in a paid or voluntary capacity
• Experience of working towards key performance indicators
• Experience of working with multi professional people across health, social care and the voluntary sector.
• Experience of person-centred planning
• Experience of working with older people
• Experience of working with volunteers
Knowledge & Skills – Essential Requirements
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally & in written form
• Computer literate, able to use email, the internet and web searches as standard applications and databases
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; able to provide reports as required
• Ability to collect data efficiently in order to provide statistical evidence for analysis and practice in Adult Social Care and Health
• Knowledge surrounding issues affecting older people and the Fylde community.
• Good knowledge and understanding of policy and practice in Adult Social Care and Health.
• Professional and compassionate outlook, able to be supportive while being clear on boundaries.
• Flexibility, stamina and a willingness to work across organisational boundaries and agencies including GP surgeries, voluntary and statutory organisations
• Tactful and diplomatic, able to build relationships with people from a wide range of backgrounds
• Highly personable and able to relate to a wide range of people • Ability to travel across the Fylde Borough to community venues
• Willing to undertake training
• Willing to work flexibly and occasional evenings with notice.
The job description will be reviewed periodically to take into account changes and developments in service requirements.
Any changes will be discussed fully with the post holder.
To apply for the position please visit https://uk.indeed.com/jobs?q=AFC+FYLDE+COMMUNITY+FOUNDATION&l=Fylde.
Closing date for applications: 5pm Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Interview date: TBC
AFC Fylde Community Foundation is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
The Foundation is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk involved in its activities and events. The trust recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of these vulnerable groups by a commitment to procedures to protect them. The Foundation expects all staff and volunteers to fully support and promote these commitments.