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 Community Navigator is an exciting new role working closely with older people, Rehab and Re-ablement team, support staff and local partners to ensure people are being supported holistically following discharge from services.
Navigators’ will support older people during the transition from care homes and other bed based settlements into clients own home and link them with local services. There are increasingly 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 largely home based with some days at our main office and Southwark Council office. You will be working closely with the rehab team 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 18:00pm on Friday 28th August 2020.
Interviews will take place on W/C Tuesday -1st September via Zoom.
The role is 3 months fixed term (may be extended dependent on funding)
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.