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Age UK Teesside is a charity which supports older people across the four boroughs of Hartlepool, Stockton, Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland.

Vacancy 1

Job Title: Health & Well-Being Outreach Worker

Reporting to: Operations Manager

Hours: 18.5 hours per week (fixed term Sep 18 – 31 Mar 19)

Salary: £9.00 per hour

Specific Responsibilities/Duties:

Diversity Outreach Project

To visit clients in their homes and to complete a health & well-being assessment of their physical and mental needs. To complete a Warwick-Edinburgh Well-Being assessment, identifying clients’ interests and assisting them to access activities in the community relevant to their interests and ethnicity.

To assist in identifying activities for clients and establishing regular groups in community venues and supporting with the service delivery.

  • To visit clients in their own homes, being accompanied by a fellow worker.
  • To complete the health & well-being questionnaire and Warwick – Edinburgh questionnaire with clients and to input this information onto Charitylog.
  • To complete initial screening with clients and to then refer them to their GP or relevant healthcare professionals for further support as appropriate.
  • To monitor the progress of clients throughout their journey with the service including a final assessment at the end of the programme.
  • To be a key contact person, alongside Cultures CIC outreach worker, for health colleagues to engage with and refer clients to, set up initial appointments, identify realistic goals and develop actions plans to ensure agreed health outcomes are achieved.
  • To find ways of enabling clients to overcome the barriers preventing them from making healthy lifestyle changes.
  • To assist clients at the end of their programme to engage with other services offered by the organization, or by partner agencies, and to keep abreast of their progress within these other groups.
  • To keep Charitylog contact records up to date and to complete any monitoring as and when required.
  • To assist in the delivery of health & well-being activities in the community throughout the Borough of Stockton.
  • To report any safeguarding concerns regarding clients in line with Age UK Teesside’s Safeguarding Policy.

Support Groups – long term conditions

  • Development of the Puffin group/Peer support.
  • Look at making the group/s Sustainable through volunteer leads
  • Expansion of group – not just COPD, looking at other long term conditions e.g. diabetes
  • Develop links to other services including North Tees Hospital, GP Surgeries/Care Coordinators, Breath Easy group in Hartlepool and IPC Co-Production group
  • Look at new venue and transport needs
  • Produce new promotional materials
  • monitor and record – link to NHS England reports including social prescribing, self-management support and community-based approaches.

Other

To attend and participate in internal/external meetings, as appropriate.

Under the Health & Safety Act at Work Act 1974 and associated guidance, it is the duty of all staff while at work to take adequate care for the health and safety of themselves and of other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions.

 Personal Specification

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Job title:  Health & Well-Being Diversity Outreach Worker

Criteria:-

E= Essential   D = Desirable

E or

D

Experience

 

Experience of providing one to one, face to face support & understanding the needs of older people especially ethnic minorities and refugees

 

Experience of working with other health professionals and developing effective networks

 

NVQ 2 in Health & Social Care

 

Experience of effective and accurate administration, including activities record keeping, reporting, and interviewing clients

 

Experience of delivering activities in a community based setting

 

 

E

 

 

E

 

D

 

 

E

 

 

E

 

 

 

 

Skills

 

Excellent organisation and communication skills.

 

Good personable manner and an ability to engage with people of differing backgrounds

 

Ability to liaise with carers, families and agencies linked with older people using the service.

 

Current Safeguarding skills/training (Training will be provided)

 

 

 

 

E

 

E

 

 

E

 

E

 

 

 

Competencies

Passion and commitment to improving the quality of life for people in later life

 

To be able to create a positive, meaningful active day

 

Reliability and ability to fulfil contracted hours

 

Self-motivated and able to use own initiative

 

 

E

 

 

E

 

E

 

E

Other Requirements

Full clean driving licence and access to your own vehicle

Good knowledge of the Stockton area

 

Good understanding of the problems facing ethnic minorities and refugees over 50 in Stockton on Tees

 

Commitment to equal opportunities

 

An understanding and appreciation of health and safety regulations

 

E

 

D

 

D

 

E

 

E

Closing date for applications is Monday 10th September 2018

Applications can be found on our website at www.ageukteesside.org.uk or email anne.sykes@ageukteesside.org.uk

Interviews will be held week commencing 17th September 2018.

Vacany 2

Job Title: Health & Well-Being Outreach Worker (Stockton-on-Tees)

Reporting to: Health and Well-Being Team Leader

Hours: 19.5 hours per week (Tues/Wed/Thurs)

Salary: £9.13 per hour

Specific Responsibilities/Duties:

To visit clients in their homes and to complete a health & well-being assessment of their physical and mental needs. To complete a Warwick-Edinburgh Well-Being assessment, identifying clients’ interests and assisting them to access activities in the community relevant to their interests.
To introduce volunteer befrienders to clients and to support them in their relationship development. To support volunteer befrienders in assisting clients with similar interests to establish small neighbourhood groups amongst themselves.
To assist in identifying activities for clients and establishing regular groups in community venues and supporting with the service delivery.

Specific Responsibilities/Duties

  • To visit clients in their own homes being accompanied by a fellow worker or volunteer.
  • To complete the health & well-being questionnaire and Warwick – Edinburgh questionnaire with clients and to input this information onto Charitylog.
  • To complete initial screening with clients and to then refer them to their GP or relevant healthcare professionals for further support as appropriate.
  • To monitor the progress of clients’ throughout their journey with the service including a final assessment at the end of the programme.
  • To be a key contact person for health colleagues to engage with and refer clients to, set up initial appointments, identify realistic goals and develop actions plans to ensure agreed health outcomes are achieved.
  • To find ways of enabling clients to overcome the barriers preventing them from making healthy lifestyle changes.
  • To assist clients at the end of their programme to engage with other services offered by the organization, or by partner agencies, and to keep abreast of their progress within these other groups.
  • To keep Charitylog contact records up to date and to complete any monitoring as and when required.
  • To assist in the delivery of health & well-being activities in the community throughout the Borough of Stockton.
  • To report any safeguarding concerns regarding clients in line with Age UK Teesside’s Safeguarding Policy.

Other

To attend and participate in internal/external meetings, as appropriate.

Under the Health & Safety Act at Work Act 1974 and associated guidance, it is the duty of all staff while at work to take adequate care for the health and safety of themselves and of other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions.

To develop a personal knowledge base on Age UK Teesside to underpin effective working.

All staff are required to work within Age UK Teesside’s policies, ensuring these are carried out in relation to the job e.g. confidentiality, quality.

To ensure that the organisation’sequal opportunities and diversity policies are followed through in all aspects of work.

The post may involve occasional evening and weekend work for which time in lieu can be claimed.

The above list is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to undertake any other reasonable duties that may be required.

Personal Specification

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Job title:  Health & Well-Being Outreach Worker

Criteria:-

E= Essential   D = Desirable

E or

D

Experience

 

Experience of providing one to one, face to face support & understanding the needs of older people

 

Experience of working with other health professionals and developing effective networks

 

NVQ 2 in Health & Social Care

 

Experience of effective and accurate administration, including activities record keeping, reporting, and interviewing clients

 

Experience of delivering activities in a community based setting

 

Experience of working with volunteers to deliver projects to set outcomes

 

 

E

 

 

E

 

D

 

 

E

 

 

D

 

 

E

 

Skills

 

Excellent organisation and communication skills.

 

Good personable manner and an ability to engage with people of differing backgrounds

 

Ability to liaise with carers, families and agencies linked with older people using the service.

 

Current Safeguarding skills/training (Training will be provided)

 

Ability to assist older people with activities of daily living

 

 

E

 

E

 

 

E

 

E

 

 

E

Competencies

 

Passion and commitment to improving the quality of life for people in later life

 

To be able to create a positive, meaningful active day

 

Reliability and ability to fulfil contracted hours

 

Self-motivated and able to use own initiative

 

 

E

 

 

E

 

E

 

E

Other Requirements

Full clean driving licence and access to your own vehicle

Good knowledge of the Stockton area

 

Good understanding of the problems facing the over 65’s in Stockton on Tees

 

Commitment to equal opportunities

 

An understanding and appreciation of health and safety regulations

 

E

 

D

 

D

 

E

 

E

To apply for this post please download application form from www.ageukteesside.org.uk or email anne.sykes@ageukteesside.org.uk

Closing date for applications is Monday 1st October 2018 at 4 pm. Interviews will take place week commencing 8th October 2018.