mPower Community Navigator
In support of our core purpose of Working together to achieve the healthiest life possible for everyone in Ayrshire and Arran we are committed to a culture that is Caring Safe and Respectful. The post holder is required to work collaboratively in a safe caring and respectful way.
An opportunity has arisen for an exciting new Community Navigator role in NHS Ayrshire and Arran TEC and Innovation Team as part of its involvement in the EU supported mPower cross-border project with partners in Scotland Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The mPower project seeks to help transform older people's services across partner organisations by empowering more people to self-manage their health and care issues in the community and alleviating pressures on primary care services. This will include the development of social prescribing services and harnessing the role of technology in potentially supporting care and wider wellbeing needs of older people in our community.
You will support self-management and anticipatory care approaches of health social care and third sector partners to identify older persons at risk who could benefit from a social prescribing service and/or technology enabled care interventions. In this they will use a person-centred approach to develop personalised health and wellbeing action plans to provide holistic support and care to individuals.
You role will also map the range of local voluntary statutory and digital support and care services available for informing individual's Wellbeing plans as well as building and maintaining relationships across a range of stakeholders.
You will be responsible for administration of recording systems and documentation as well as report production in support of the delivery of this service.
For this role the candidate will require to have excellent interpersonal skills and experience in managing change particularly employed in person centred environments or in working with vulnerable people. A certificate/diploma level qualification in health or social care or equivalent experience in a role identifying needs of at risk persons and/or groups in communities will be required.
Car owner / driver is essential.
Hours of duty: 37.50 per week
Informal Enquiries to: Kathleen McGuire Strategic Lead/Head of TEC and Innovation Services onClosing Date: 20 April 2018
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