Livingwell Advisor

Salary: £20,628 -£21,397 (Care SCP 16-18)

Closing date: 6 February 2023

Contract: Fixed Term

Contact email: nina.erskine@wheatley-care.com

Location: Glasgow

Organisation: Wheatley Care

Hours: Full time

Contact phone: 07436530934

Do you want to make a positive difference to people’s lives? Come and join Wheatley Care.

At Wheatley Care we are passionate about personalised services that support people to live well, promoting their independence and maximizing their potential so they get the most out of life.

Our highly experienced staff provide flexible, innovative and high-quality care and support, which is focused on the individual and their personal goals. An exciting opportunity has become available for someone to join our Glasgow team as a Livingwell Advisor. You will provide a service to people aged over 55 who wish to remain as independent as possible within the community in conjunction with housing.

As a Livingwell Advisor, you will be expected to work with people to build strong relationships based on trust and reliability; to support our customers to live as independently as possible in the way they choose; and to keep them safe and promote health and wellness.

If you have the motivation, drive and focus and want to make a positive difference in people’s lives, this could be exactly the opportunity you’re looking for. As part of Wheatley Group, we offer an unrivalled benefits package in the sector. The successful candidate will receive excellent benefits including 7.6 weeks’ annual leave (pro rata), staff discount scheme, an occupational pension, generous health plan and family-friendly policies.

The successful candidate will have: ·

  • previous experience of working with people in the care and support sector;
  • the ability to demonstrate an innovative and empathetic approach to delivering services and willing to work flexible hours in line with the service;
  • experience of working with vulnerable people and/or life experience in supporting older people or individuals who have learning disabilities, addictions, mental health issues, children and families, tenancy support or homelessness issues;
  • good written verbal communication and IT skills are essential to enable a consistent approach within the team;
  • enthusiasm and genuine interest in working with people over 55 is also essential and;
  • be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of monitoring and evaluating a quality framework, whilst ensuring excellent service provision.

As a Livingwell Advisor, you will:·

  • promote the safety, general wellbeing, rights and choices of customers who live in our Livingwell developments;
  • be responsible for liaising with appropriate agencies, both internally and externally, to ensure the support, health and care needs of individual customers are identified and addressed and their independence enhanced/maintained;
  • focus on ensuring that the things that are important to the people we work for are achieved while adopting a risk enablement, empowering approach;
  • facilitate meaningful activities to enable good health and mental wellbeing and promote self-management of such and;
  • travel from various services throughout the week in line with a specified rota.

Qualifications and development
As part of a wider care organisation, you should have, or be willing to work towards, an SSSC-recognised qualification, such as SVQ2 Health or HNC Social Care or similar.

At Wheatley Care, we support staff to develop their career and reach their potential through a range of learning and development opportunities. You will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.

At Wheatley, we are always looking to improve diversity within our teams. We want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can contribute their best work and achieve their full potential. We actively celebrate our individual differences and recognise the collective strength this brings our organisation.

It’s important our teams represent the communities we serve so we would welcome applications from any under-represented groups. We want all of our candidates to shine in the recruitment process. We recognise you may require some adjustments in order to show us your best self. If there is any additional support we can offer please at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact Rachel Young on 07867 291367 or alternatively email rachel.young@wheatley-group.com

To apply and for a detailed job description, please click here.

For further information and discussion please contact Nina Erskine, 07436 530934.

Closing Date: Monday 6th February at 5pm