Vacancy – Independent Living Coordinator

Independent Living Coordinator

Direct Payments Support Service

Whitechapel or Bromley office based

Part-time 20 hours – £19,761.21 pro rata (£10.27/hour)

deafPLUS is a registered medium-sized charity and company limited by guarantee working to encourage integration and equality between deaf and hearing people in all areas of life. We provide a range of services from Advocacy to Employment, equipment to information and advice across 7 centres around the UK.

A very exciting opportunity has arisen for the recruitment of an Independent Living Coordinator who will be focusing on the delivery of deafPLUS’ Direct Payments Support Service. This is a scheme which enables people to receive money from the Council to pay for the care and support that they have been assessed as needing and really puts individuals in control of decisions about the best way they can be supported.

The Independent Living Coordinator will be responsible for the account management, delivering support, information, advice and assistance to enable people with a sensory disability to access and manage Direct Payments easily and effectively. The post-holder will work as part of a team to promote, extend and develop the scheme to enable more people to have personal budgets and self-direct their support.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the health and social care sector, particularly in relation to individualised budgets. Good communication and presentation skills as well as high levels of literacy, numeracy and IT skills are essential. Knowledge of the Direct Payments scheme will be an advantage, although full training will be provided.

The benefits of working for us include 25 days annual leave, 8 Bank holidays (pro rata) and Festive closures and opportunities for training and professional development towards becoming a Registered Manager. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

We welcome applications from people who have personal experience of disability issues as well as all sections of the community.

For an application pack please download it below:

Job Description: JD Independent Living Coordinator

Person Specification: PS – Independent Living Coordinator – April 2017

Application form: deafPLUS-application-form Independent Living Coordinator

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Please note that the closing date for applications is Friday 12 May 2017 at 12pm (noon) and interviews will be held on Monday 15th May 2017. For more information and an informal chat about this post and deafPLUS’ other services, please contact Rebecca Mansell on rebecca.mansell@deafplus.org to arrange a skype chat.

We welcome any questions you might have.