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Care Navigator

Title: Care Navigator
Location: Across Dorset - Christchurch, Ferndown, Wareham, Weymouth, Dorchester, Bridport & North of the County
Salary: £18,500 per annum pro rata
Contract Type: Permanent, Full and Part Time Hours available
Closing Date: First Suitable candidates appointed - Interviews w/c 22 August 2016

The organisation is a registered charity that has been providing care, support and advice for over 30 years to vulnerable people across Hampshire and Dorset, giving them the tools and resources they need to live independent, secure and valued lives.

The Role
We are very excited to be recruiting a team of Care Navigators for our brand new service covering Dorset county, specifically Christchurch, Ferndown, Wareham, Weymouth, Dorchester, Bridport, Purbeck and North Dorset.

As a Care Navigator you will provide expert advice and information to our clients, identifying appropriate community assets that can provide the required support in order to signpost and make the connections for the client.

As part of this team you will be actively contributing to the development of a vibrant third sector infrastructure by engaging with communities, charitable organisations, statutory services and voluntary networks.

Care Navigators also undertake asset-based assessments and holistic support planning and co-ordination to enable clients to access care and community support in partnership with their circles of support.

In the role of Care Navigator you will also be responsible for the development of a team of volunteers to support the service.

About You
To be successful in this role you will be able to adopt a person-centred approach and work with a variety of people that have different needs as an equal partner, treating everyone with courtesy, dignity and respect.

You will be confident and approachable with the ability to build trusting relationships with those you are working to support, and to build a positive network of connections with agencies in the local community in order to best tailor the support for each clients' needs.

You will be experienced, skilled and enthusiastic, with a passion working with clients to access support so they can lead full and independent lives.

As an organisation, it has a strong value base, striving to be person-centred, innovative, trustworthy, can-do and excellent at all times, so it is important that you are as passionate about these principles as we are.

Essential Requirements

The ideal Care Navigator will:
, Have experience of working in the Health & Social Care sector or in a role primarily focussed on the sourcing and provision of information and advice for clients in a paid or voluntary capacity.
, Understand what it means to promote a clients independence through person-centred planning to enable clients to achieve positive outcomes.
, Be able to use their initiative and think creatively to achieve client goals.

, Have the ability to recognise gaps in service provision and new service opportunities.

, Demonstrate excellent risk management skills
, Be flexible and able to work shifts including evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
, It is essential that you have a driving licence with access to a vehicle for work purposes as driving forms part of this role.

Our Benefits

If you choose to begin a career with our organisation, you are guaranteed:
, Competitive rates of pay and paid travel time.
, Enhanced annual leave entitlements, sick pay allowances and pension scheme contributions.
, Excellent and professionally certified training.
, Real opportunities to develop in your profession.
, Free health and wellbeing advice via a 24/7, confidential Employee Assistance Programme.
, Everything you need to carry out your role free of charge, which may include a mobile phone, safety equipment and other necessary technology, a uniform where applicable, and of course a nice cup of tea or coffee throughout your day!
, A company that is committed to its employees, valuing their knowledge, creativity and flexibility.
, The chance to work with amazing people.

If this sounds like you're ideal role we're keen to hear from you as soon as possible, so don't delay, Apply today! Click ‘Apply' to forward your details; please be sure to include your name, email address and contact telephone number.

We will then contact you directly to discuss the role and take you through some questions that will help us to ensure this is the role for you.

If so, you will be invited to an assessment and interview during week commencing 22 August 2016.

We are also recruiting to our bank of Sessional Support Workers, called Premier Crew, to work on a relief basis in a number of our services throughout Hampshire and with a variety of different client groups.

If this is something that interests you please ring 01329 821935 for more details.