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Independent Living Officer

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£27,725 to ££28,725
Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
24/06/2019 at 23:33 PM
Vacancy Description

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is looking to recruit an Independent Living Officer responsible for undertaking housing management related duties in a number of Independent Living Schemes within a geographical area in the Borough. Also to provide and ensure service users requiring additional assistance receive a high quality intensive housing management related service to maintain their independence, promote good health and delay/ avoid a move to higher forms of accommodation-based care establishments.

Key aspects of the role include:

Provide intensive housing management to all residents living in sheltered housing

  • To complete an independent living assessment to identify barriers to independent living and signpost residents to access support services
  • To provide health and safety inspections to properties to identify and minimise hazards
  • To provide property management services including; risk assessment, property inspections, void reporting and health & safety checks

Advising and assisting tenants to enable them to:

  • Remain safely in their homes.
  • Maintain independence
  • Avoid admission to higher forms of care establishments
  • Avoid hospital admission/re-admission
  • Promoting social/health/wellbeing events and encouraging service users to engage in services which promote engagement and prevent isolation.
  • Further information on this and the role can be obtained from Carlynne Preville – Independent Living Service Manager on 02084964197.
  • Please note that this post is subject to a DBS check

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council