Independent Living Skills Officer – Ideal For All Careers – Smethwick

Ideal For All Careers

Independent Living Skills Officer Location: Smethwick, West Midlands, B66 1JE. Salary: £21572 – £24365 FTE (37Hrs) – Depending on Skills and experience. Contract: Full time, fixed term till March 2025. About us Ideal for All is a user-led charity and social enterprise working to make life better for disabled, elderly and vulnerable people and their carers. Independent Living Skills Officer – About the role This role will be delivered in the community for parents with learning disabilities, through a range of practical and hands on one to one and group sessions. The emphasis will be on early help and prevention, and the sessions will cover a wide range of topics including (but not limited to): Home management and safety Cooking, eating and nutrition Budgeting and financial management Awareness and problem solving Accessing community support Personal hygiene and care Managing routines and commitments Managing health care Bespoke sessions to meet individual needs Each parent will have a personalised independent living skills plan, which will complement and add value to any generic parenting skills provision they are accessing through Children’s Centres. The Independent Living Skills Officer will work alongside the Advocacy Practitioner and a Marketing & Engagement Officer who are collectively responsible for achieving the outcomes set out for the project. Independent Living Skills Officer – Key tasks Undertaking initial assessment of project participants in order to develop a person-centered independent living skills support plan with tailored goals and outcomes. Assist in supporting the actions within the support plan following the outcome assessment. Delivering tailored and personalised one to one and group independent living skills sessions and training to parents with learning disabilities on both a face to face and online basis. Conducting regular reviews of support including impact assessments of the support being delivered. Proactively work with Sandwell Advocacy and other key stakeholders and referral agencies in the promotion of the project and recruitment of participants. Work collaboratively with project partners to facilitate participant forums and feedback mechanisms. Ensuring all monitoring requirements and relevant policies/procedures relating to Health and Safety, Equality and Diversity, Safeguarding are implemented and adhered to. Providing reassurance, monitoring the wellbeing of and carrying out needs assessments for new and existing Participants. Providing guidance and advice to Participants about other support services/agencies and relevant community facilities or activities that are available and how to access them To evaluate the end delivery of service and inform management of areas of concern/improvement, ensuring service area targets are achieved. The above job description as a guide to the work I will be required to carry out, however accept that the job description may need to be amended from time to time in line with the needs of the business. What we need from you Evidence of relevant education and/or qualifications level 2 or above Health and Safety training Safeguarding Awareness Food Safety Level 2 or working towards Working in group settings Working with vulnerable people Full UK Driving Licence and access to own fully insured vehicle for business use Worked with Adults with Learning Disability Experience of working in a confidential environment If you feel you have the skills and abilities to be successful in this role then apply today!

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