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Livingwell Advisor

  • Full time
  • £18,706 – £19,567
  • Livingwell North East - 186 Moffat Street, Gorbals, Glasgow, G5 0NG
  • Closing 5th July 2021


  • Advertised from 21st June 2021
  • 37 hours per week exclusive of breaks.

Role

Do you want to make a positive difference to people’s lives? Come and join Wheatley Care!

At Wheatley Care we are passionate about personalised services that support people to live well, promoting their independence and maximizing their potential so they get the most out of their lives.

Our dedicated and highly-experienced staff provide flexible, innovative and high-quality care and support, which is focused around the individual and their personal goals.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Livingwell Advisor in Glasgow. You will provide a service to people aged over 55 who are in need of assistance in order to sustain their accommodation and remain as independent as possible within the community in conjunction with the housing officer.

As a Livingwell Advisor, you will be expected to work with people to build strong relationships based on trust and reliability; to support the person to live as independently as possible in the way they choose; to keep them safe and promote their health and wellness.

If you have the motivation, drive and focus and want to use your skills to make a positive difference to people’s lives, this could be exactly the opportunity you’re looking for.

As part of Wheatley Group, we offer an unrivalled benefits package in the sector. The successful candidate will receive excellent benefits including 7.6 weeks’ annual leave (pro rata), essential car-user allowance, staff discount scheme, an occupational pension, generous health plan and family-friendly policies.

Who are we looking for?

The successful candidate(s) will have solid experience of working with people in the care and support sector and, just as importantly, will be able to demonstrate an innovative and empathetic approach to delivering services and able to work flexibly in line with the hours of the service.

Experience of working with vulnerable people and/or life experience in supporting older people or individuals who have learning disabilities, addictions, mental health Issues, children and families, tenancy support or homelessness issues.

Good written and verbal communication skills are essential to enable a consistent approach within the team.

Enthusiasm and genuine interest in working with older people is also essential.

You should also be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of monitoring and evaluating a quality framework, whilst ensuring excellent service provision.

What will the role involve day-to-day?

As an advisor, you will promote the safety, general wellbeing, rights and choices of customers who live in our Livingwell complexes.

You will be responsible for liaising with appropriate agencies, both internally and externally, to ensure the support, health and care needs of individual customers are identified and addressed and their independence enhanced/maintained.

Your focus will be to ensure that the things that are important to the people we work for are achieved while adopting a risk enablement, empowering approach.

You will facilitate meaningful activities to enable good health and mental wellbeing and promote self-management of such. You will travel to and from various services throughout the week in line with rota specification

What about qualifications and development?

At Wheatley Care, we support staff to develop their career and reach their potential through a range of learning and development opportunities.

As part of a wider care organisation, you should have, or be willing to work towards, an SSSC-recognised qualification, such as SVQ2 Health or HNC Social Care or similar.

Wheatley Care will support you to achieve any relevant qualifications you will require as a Livingwell Advisor within an agreed timescale. Your commitment to gaining the necessary qualifications would be essential.

You will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme, but we can also support you with this application.

We offer a supportive and inclusive working environment. Wheatley Group is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

Application notes

To apply and for a detailed job description, please clickhere

Closing Date: Monday 5 July 2021 at 5pm

For further information and discussion please contact Jane Taylor 07805817225 or Kim McWilliams 07741615485