Independent Living Officer

CF62 7AL, Barry
£19,573 - £20,602
03 Oct 2016
23 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Independent Living Officer

£19,573 - £20,602

35 hours


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an award winning and innovative Housing Association and our passionate Independent Living Team.

You will provide the day to day operational management of an independent living scheme for older people, helping tenants to achieve an independent and positive life within a supportive environment.  Key responsibilities include morning calls and dealing with emergencies as well as developing individual support plans and working with partner agencies and promoting services available.  You will encourage tenant participation and involvement and will be expected to initiate a diverse calendar of events and activities and control the social budget.  You will also work with other departments to ensure a smooth lettings, maintenance and housing management service. 

Relevant and proven experience of working with older people in a supporting people or housing environment is essential.  Great people skills and empathy for older people is a must along with being able to work on your own initiative and remain calm and focused in emergency situations. You will oversee all of the administration for the scheme and will therefore need good IT skills and be able to quickly pick up a bespoke IT system with training.

Continually improving is at the heart of what we do so high standards of work and the ability to be flexible and innovative is also important to us. 

So if you are passionate about social housing and have great organisational and people skills along with a can do attitude then why not apply?

Closing date for applications is: Midnight Sunday 23 October 2016

Assessment Date: Wednesday 2 November 2016

Interview Date: Thursday 10 November 2016

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Newydd Housing Association is an innovative provider of nearly 3,000 high quality affordable homes to tenants throughout South East and Mid Wales. We are going through an exciting period of change and growth and the following post could be the perfect opportunity for you to come and join us!