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Independent Living Officer

Employer
Central Bedfordshire Council
Location
Priory View, Dunstable/Leighton Buzzard
Salary
£22,571 - £24,920 per annum pro rata
Closing date
18 May 2022

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Sector
Health and Social Care, Health, Social Care, Housing, Community Services, Neighbourhood Services, Sheltered Housing
Job role
Officer
Contract Type
Full time
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An exciting new job opportunity has become available for the right candidate to join us as an Independent Living Officer Level 1 within Independent Living at Central Bedfordshire Council. Independent Living is an integral part of Housing Services which lies within the Social Care, Health and Housing Directorate. This role has become available following a change in focus which has created a dedicated ‘Living Well Team’ delivering services primarily for our customers aged 55 and over.

We are an aspirational and forward-thinking team, responsible for delivering quality housing support to the customers who live in our Independent Living Schemes, we also provide community-based housing support and a tenure and age neutral emergency alarm service.

Join our team and find your greatness, as we work with our customers to enable them to create their own unique pathways which meet their needs to maintain their Independence and live well. Our aim is to empower our customers to secure positive outcomes and achieve their aspirations. Our customers are at the heart of our service.

We are recruiting to an Independent Living Officer Level 1 post within the Living Well Team, providing opportunities to work with and support our customers. We are looking for enthusiastic and skilled individuals. You should be able to communicate, advocate and negotiate effectively to produce results that enable our customers to live well independently. We welcome applications from candidates with demonstrable relevant attitudes, skills and experience.

Join us and take advantage of our rewards package and the chance to learn and progress. Find your greatness by helping us to deliver excellent services to the local community’. 

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work'.

Our Aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer.  We are happy to discuss location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.

To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Independent Living Officer Level 1 Recruitment Pack

For an informal discussion about these positions, please contact: Jenni Nelson, Senior Living  Well Officer – jenni.nelson@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk  or call 0300 300 4327

For queries related to the recruitment of these vacancies, please contact: The Recruitment Team at recruitment@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.

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