The role of the Locality Worker is to deliver services including healthy eating sessions, physical activity sessions, digital inclusion sessions and socialisation. Ensuring access for older people, people with young onset dementia and people with learning disabilities who have dementia and mild cognitive impairment including those living in rural areas of the county. Services will be provided at the older person’s home or in a group setting using a variety of different community venues
Hertswise Locality Worker (West Countywide – Hertfordshire)
Salary Grade: £22,054 per annum (pro rata)
Responsible to: Locality Team Leader
No. of Hours: 16 hours per week
Contract: Fixed Term Contract until end of February 2021 with the possibility for extension.
Main Base/s: West Hertfordshire (base to be discussed) – Areas covering Watford, Three Rivers, Hertsmere and Broxbourne.
Purpose of Post
This role is part of the Hertswise community based dementia project. Hertswise is an innovative countywide service designed to support people living with dementia, low level memory loss or mild cognitive impairment as well as their loved ones and carers. Our teams aim to ensure that people of all ages, living anywhere in Hertfordshire, are able to easily access information and advice, activities and support regardless of whether they have (or want) a diagnosis. The service is delivered by a partnership of community and voluntary groups, including Age UK Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire Independent Living Service, Herts Mind Network, and Carers in Hertfordshire.
Hertswise can offer group based activities designed by service users, or 1-1 sessions for those in need of individual support. Information and Advice is available for all aspects of your life, for example; claiming benefits, Lasting Powers of Attorney, community care, health services - and any other queries that you may have. Hertswise will also provide carers with the opportunity to relax and share their experiences in a friendly, supportive environment among other carers and professionals.
The post holder will be required to work some flexible hours outside of normal 9-5 working hours including on the occasional evening and weekends.
The post holder will be line managed by Hertfordshire Mind Network’s Locality Team Leader, but will manage their own workload, prioritising tasks and working on their own initiative.
Main purpose of the post:
- The primary aim of this project is to improve mental, physical well-being and socialisation. This will be achieved through the dissemination of healthy living and healthy eating information and advice and encouragement to participate in activities which promote physical and mental wellbeing and prevent social isolation. It will also be achieved through socialisation and digital inclusion.
- To deliver training and development for professionals and organisations in the awareness of the issues faced by older people, people with young onset dementia and people with learning disabilities who have mild to moderate dementia and cognitive impairment as well as the needs of carers and their families
- To support the Team Leader and be involved in the set-up and delivery of the service working within the community and in partnership with other partner organisations as well as statutory services.
- To be an information and advice point for older people who have mild to moderate cognitive impairment living in Hertfordshire working in partnership with Herts Help
Closing date: Friday 24th January by 5pm.
Interviews: Week commencing Monday 27th January 2020.
TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION:
If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button to be directed to the Herts Mind Network website where you can download the job description and complete your application for this position.
An approved Enhanced DBS check is required for this post
Hertfordshire Mind Network is an Equal Opportunity and Mindful Employer.
No agencies please.