21 hours/week post
likely full days Tue, Wed, Thurs but some flexibility for meetings required
Be a spokesperson for the new service. Lead, develop and supervise team members to deliver project aims. Raise awareness and build relationships with disabled individuals, their carers and families and also with referral agencies including health and social care colleagues. Self motivated, driven and up for the challenge?
Managed by Disabled Persons Housing Service (Fife) the new independent living project will be part of our existing self directed support options delivery and joins the well established housing options service.
The new project work will primarily assist eligible individuals in exploring their potential in becoming employers of their own Personal Assistant (P.A.) or support/care staff to live independently (Self Directed Support Option 1 or as part of a mixed selection Option 4). The aim is for an increase in skills, knowledge and confidence in employing support staff/PAs. In addition the project will also support existing PA/staff employers who need information, advice and support for them to manage their employer responsibilities.
Fixed Term Contract to 31 March 2018 and subject to funder review for on going funding. Supported via funding by Fife Health & Social Care Partnership and Support in The RIght Direction (Scottish Government).
Post requires individual who can work in a sensitive and confidential environment and is comfortable communicating with people.
Get in touch right away please as we will be short-listing close to the closing date and calling interviews fairly quickly afterwards.
Closing date: Monday 24th July
Interviews planned w/b 31st July
Applications to be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application paperwork is via website: www.dphsfife.org.uk
DPHS(Fife) is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Applications from disabled applicants will be particularly welcomed with an interview being guaranteed if essential criteria are met.