Independent Living Officer

York, Ryedale
£10.77 an hour
19 Jul 2019
28 Jul 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

We are a charitable housing association that owns and manages more than 18,000 homes – and developing thousands more – across Yorkshire. We also provide a range of services so that people can live independently. All our profits are reinvested so that we can do even more for our customers. Our ambition is that everyone has the opportunity to live in a quality home they can afford.

We are currently seeking a Independent Living Officer (Standby Help@Hand) to be based across Ryedale and York on a Temporary contract until 31 March 2020 for 0 hours per week.

The main purpose of this role is to provide a high quality personalised support service to customers, promoting independence and choice.

As Standby Independent Living Officer you will provide day time support covering for the Independent Living Services team whilst they are out on training or annual leave, responding to emergency call outs to sites throughout the relevant zone and visiting individuals in their homes who require assistance.

It would be advantageous for the successful candidate was available to support with evening, night time, weekend and bank holiday cover for the out of hours 24 hour emergency alarm, if required. 

Applicants must have a full drivers licence valid for the UK and access to a vehicle. 

We are looking for people who are committed to our company values and can demonstrate this by:

Respect: by having excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively within a wide range of customers

Reliability: being able to work without direct supervision and to work on initiative

Enthusiasm: being willing to develop own skills and evidence  personal development

The closing date for applications will be Sunday 28 July 2019

Please note CV's will not be accepted. 

Please note if you are applying for this role internally you must inform your current line manager.

Yorkshire Housing is proactively working to implement its equality, diversity and inclusion policy.  We positively welcome and support diversity in our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.