North Lanarkshire Council, as one of Scotland’s largest local authorities, is leading an exciting and ambitious regeneration programme for its town centres and surrounding areas as part of its plans for inclusive economic growth. Working with a variety of partners, the Enterprise and Communities service has a key role in guiding this regeneration towards sustainable development. We are committed to creating prosperity and making North Lanarkshire a great place to live, learn, work, invest and visit.
Working as part of the Sheltered Housing team within Housing Solutions, you will be based at various complexes throughout North Lanarkshire and will assist the Housing Co-ordinator to manage the sheltered housing service and work in partnership to develop services for residents within our sheltered housing complexes and the wider community.
A key priority will be to support the Sheltered Housing Officers to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents and ensure they receive appropriate packages of care and support from initially assessing and planning for their needs through to organising appropriate services and social activities.
An S/NVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent relevant qualification, extended experience of delivering support services for older people, experience of partnership working and knowledge of the Regulation of Care Act and National Care Standards are essential. Experience of leading a team is desirable.
With a proactive approach to work, you should understand the issues older people face within the community and have an enthusiastic and approachable nature. You will promote the use of communal facilities and recreational facilities to residents within the complex and the wider community, so experience of organising social events and encouraging participation is desirable.
You will require to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme member prior to commencing in this role and you will also be registered or eligible for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
You will work as part of a 4 on, 4 off shift pattern from 7.30am to 6.00pm.
A driving licence is desirable due to the geographical spread of our complexes throughout North Lanarkshire area.
Please note this post if temporary for 12 months.
Working here at North Lanarkshire Council
If you’re considering a career with us, you’ll be keen to know what’s in it for you. We have a great package of benefits available, from health and wellbeing to finances and family. This includes 26 days annual leave and 6 public holidays*, and a wide range of offers available to you through our NLLife reward site. We also have a full package of learning and development through our learning academy LearnNL to help you reach your full potential and further your career.
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*For all casual/sessional roles, you will receive 12.1% of your hourly rate for every hour worked in total recompense for annual leave, including public holidays. These rates will be indicated separately on your payslip. You will only be paid for the hours that you work.
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