Senior Officer - Prevention Services

York, North Yorkshire
£36,476 - £41,830 per annum
18 Sep 2020
04 Oct 2020
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

This is an exciting new role within the Housing Standards and Adaptations team at the City of York Council delivering rapid support to help residents to remain in their home. The service includes falls prevention practitioners, handy person services and working with building maintenance to deliver the minor adaptation services. The service seeks to ensure residents are helped to access other partnership services to improve their health, safety and wellbeing in their home.

You will have:

•    An understanding of the importance of an integrated approach to health, housing and adult social care and a knowledge of local, regional and national priorities in relation to the prevention service and the wider team.
•    Commitment to and experience of working in and developing a customer focused environment.
•    Experience of successful partnership work with colleagues from other statutory, independent and voluntary agencies working in social care, housing and health.
•    Commitment to and awareness of health and safety and equal opportunities for staff and customers.

As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C2: Can express him/herself spontaneously at length with a natural conversational flow, avoiding or backtracking around any difficulty so smoothly that the person with whom they are conversing is hardly aware of it.

The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Ruth Abbott (Housing Standards and Adaptations Manager) at or on 01904 552300.   

Closing date: Sunday 4 October 2020 at 12 midnight

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 19 October 2020

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