If you are passionate about providing a service which can directly impact older people, then this role, working within our Falls Prevention team is for you.
Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the older, more vulnerable population who are finding they have had little opportunity for essential exercise. We are seeking someone who is able to support in one-to-one and group sessions to enable our service users to improve their mobility and reduce the likelihood of falls.
The team is headed up by a physiotherapist and provides support to people in their own homes who are at risk of falling. As a consequence of Covid, we are also aiming to develop a class-based programme for those people who have become deconditioned over lock-down and are keen to rebuild strength.
You will have a good knowledge of falls prevention and of the main falls risks; and be competent in delivering Otago-based exercise programmes with a minimum of 1 years’ experience. You should be able to recognise when an onward referral is required. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and be able to build strong connections both with organisational and community colleagues and service users. You will be expected to travel across Hillingdon on a regular basis and therefore you must be a car driver and owner.
Successful applicants are required to have the qualification level specified in the person specification in order to carry out the job, however, we do welcome applicants from individuals wishing to further their knowledge and skills and to gain this recognised qualification, which we will support. So, if you do not have the essential qualification for the role, this may not be an automatic barrier to you being offered an interview.
Age UK HHB is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
Age UK HHB is committed to safeguarding adults at risk, and children, from abuse and neglect. We expect everyone who works with us to share this commitment.
We offer a range of benefits including 26 days annual holiday plus bank holidays, a competitive pension with employer contribution of 5%, a health plan and 5 days per year commitment to learning and development.
Closing Date: Friday 11th June 2021
If you would like to discuss the role or have an informal chat or for further details contact: Pam Smith 07753 275 779
For more information and to apply, please visit Age UK’s website.