London, Greater London
£23,345 per year
Contract, Temporary, Full-time
Job description

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark offer high profile services supporting people aged 50+ in the borough of Southwark and Lewisham. A large part of what makes the services a success is due to the work of our Navigators, who support people using a person centred approach to address issues with isolation, malnutrition, safety at home and helping people to access the services they need. 

The Winter Pressures Navigator is an exciting new role working closely with older people, hospital discharge teams, support staff and local partners to ensure people are being supported holistically following a visit to hospital. The Winter period presents additional challenges to older and frail people and to Health and Social Care services where demand for services, and particularly those of hospital services increase.  It is during this period that it becomes even more critical that there are a range of appropriate, timely and proportionate services in place

This is a busy, fast paced and rewarding role; giving you the opportunity to make a real difference. The role is based within a local Southwark-based hospital and at our main office. You will be working closely with hospital-based social workers and a team of friendly and knowledgeable Navigators, Coordinators and Advisors. 

Working hours are Mon – Fri. You will need to be able travel across the borough of Southwark.

If you are a good listener, a positive thinker and passionate about supporting older people we want to hear from you.

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 28th October.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 31st October

More about COPSINS (Consortium of Older People's Services in Southwark)
COPSINS (Consortium of Older People's Services in Southwark)

Consortium of Older People’s Services in Southwark (COPSINS) was launched in 2012 to support Older People and Carers in Southwark to... Read more

Refreshed on: 20 October 2019
Closed date: 28 October 2019
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker

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