Support Coordinator

Location
Watford
Salary
£23100 - Per Annum
Posted
13 Dec 2019
Closes
06 Jan 2020
Ref
1574
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Contract

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Stroke Support Team in West Hertfordshire to cover a period of maternity absence.

Position: Stroke Association Support Coordinator – Communication Support

Location: West Hertfordshire (home based with regular travel covering the service area)

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: Circa £23,100 per annum

Contract: Fixed term maternity cover until 31 May 2020 with possible extension to 31 January 2021. Our services are contracted; we currently have funding for this contract until 31 May 2020.

Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (this will increase with service up to 30 days, full time equivalent) cashback and discount scheme, employee assistance programme, learning and development, pension scheme, Life Assurance, season ticket loan, Eye Care vouchers, Long Service Award, Cycle2Work scheme, Tax-free childcare, Health Cash Plan, Working Pattern Agreement, flexible working opportunities available.

Closing Date: 6 January 2020

Interview Date: 10 January 2020

Successful candidates will be notified if they have been selected for interview by Tuesday 7 January 2020

The Role

Reporting to the Stroke Support Manager, the Stroke Association Communication Support Coordinator will:

 

  • Support stroke survivors whose communication has been affected by stroke, and their carers, in the community, primarily in a group setting.
  • Provide personalised information, advice and support, along with regular reviews to support people in establishing and achieving their own personal goals.
  • Work with the local Speech and Language therapists to receive referrals to support stroke survivors and their carers.
  • Manage, train and where necessary recruit to an experienced team of volunteers who support the service (so experience of recruiting and managing volunteers would be an advantage.)
  • Maintain accurate records and gather evidence to support reporting on the impact of the service.

 

About You

You will:

 

  • Have experience in a health or caring profession, ideally with experience of supporting people with disabilities and stroke.
  • Have excellent IT skills and have a strong understanding of how to use data to improve quality.
  • Be able to demonstrate previous experience of working collaboratively with other organisations to achieve joint ambitions.

 

The use of a car with business use cover and the ability to drive is essential in order to be able to fulfil the requirements of the role.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with stroke survivors and their families to support them following stroke.

In return…

This is an exciting opportunity to work with stroke survivors and their families to support them following stroke and to raise stroke awareness in the local population. We offer a host of amazing benefits and flexible working options, with opportunities to progress your career.

About the Organisation

Stroke Association. Rebuilding lives after stroke.

We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there. We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives. Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join our team.

You may also have experience in areas such as Care Coordinator, Stroke Support, Stroke, Care, Care Worker, Support Worker, Carer, Care Team Leader, Support Team Leader, Volunteering Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Support Group, Support and Advice.

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