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Independent Living Adviser

Location: Wakefield

Job Reference: WAK/ILA

About the Role

We are looking for someone to join our Wakefield based team in providing advice and information to people with disabilities who live independently. This is a varied role that is based in both the office and out in the community.

The Role

£21,074 per annum (£13,670 pro rata)

24 Hours per week

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm with ½ hour for lunch

As an Independent Living Adviser, your main duties will include:

  • Advising individuals on all aspects of their care packages including financial aspects
  • Managing your own caseload
  • Supporting individuals with the recruitment and ongoing management of care staff 
  • Providing accurate information in a clear and concise format that meets the individual's needs
  • Recording and maintaining accurate records and providing reports as required
  • Organising and attending meetings/reviews with individuals, colleagues and local authority staff 

Skills, Experience and Qualification

We are looking for someone with the following attributes:

 

  • Experience of providing information or advice to others or within a customer service environment
  • Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing adapting your style to suit the audience
  • Ability to manage diary and workload effectively
  • Current driving licence and unrestricted use of vehicle
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages (including Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Ability to produce letters and other documents to a high standard
  • Ability to input and maintain accurate data records
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Able to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Be flexible and able to work to deadlines
  • Hold minimum GCSE Grade ‘C' or equivalent in English and Maths

Due to the nature of the role the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

All applications must be returned by Thursday 25th October 2018.

Penderels Trust is a Disability Confident employer and will offer a guaranteed interview to disabled people who meet the job specification.

 

Does this position interest you?

Contact Head Office

Penderels Trust
Resource House
1A Brandon Lane
Coventry
CV3 3GU

  02476 511 611

  02476 511 761

enquiries@penderelstrust.org.uk