Local Area Coordinator
Local Area Co-ordinators
£26,470 - £33,136
1 year Fixed Term Contract from start date
36.5 hours per week
The Birmingham City Council’s “Prevention First” vision is for all our citizens to lead healthy, happy, independent lives within their own homes and communities.
As part of this vision, we are excited to be recruiting our first three Local Area Coordinators, initially starting in West Heath, Boldmere and Lozells.
Local Area Coordination is a long term, evidence based approach to supporting people of all ages (e.g. living with disabilities, mental health issues, older people etc.) and their families/carers to build and pursue their personal vision for a good life and to stay strong, safe and connected as contributing citizens. Local Area Coordination will also complement the radical changes we are making to our social work offer to adults with care and support needs.
Local Area Coordination is all about inclusion, contribution, individual and family resilience; citizenship for all people in our communities.
As a local area coordinator, you will be an accessible point of contact for people in their community and be available for short term support, information, advice or connections to local resources.
You will be responsible for building long-term relationships with a number of individuals who may be facing complex life situations, along with their families and carers.
You will be supporting them to;
- identify their personal strengths, goals and needs,
- develop and use personal and local networks
- build their personal resilience, reducing their need for, or dependency on, formal services, wherever possible
We are looking for exceptional individuals who combine a passion for their local community with a commitment to working alongside people - always looking for local solutions that will enhance self-determination, resilience, participation, and contribution to, their local community.
Skills and Experience
- Have proven previous experience of working alongside and supporting individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds facing complex life situations.
- Have an understanding and practical experience of supporting people to be heard/have a voice and to plan for the future.
- Be a creative thinker who is able to work in innovative ways and you must be committed to genuine inclusion, contribution and leadership of all people in our communities.
- Have excellent communication and negotiation skills and be able to build relationships with individuals and communities to analyse issues, opportunities and reach creative solutions.
- Have a relevant qualification degree or post-graduate qualification (or equivalent) in a health, care, education, community related field and/or have a number of years of substantial and relevant detailed experience of working with individuals and communities to find solutions to complex issues.
We are holding an open day for applicants at the Kenrick Centre,Mill Farm Road, Harborne ,Birmingham B17 0QX on 11/12/2018 from 2pm to 7pm, [this may be subject to change] please come along and speak to the team about the role. Please register your interest by emailing Tracy Kelly (details below).
The interviews will be a two-stage process including a panel interview and community interview. These are likely to take place week beginning 7th January 2019 and week beginning 14th January - in West Heath, Lozells or Boldmere, but may be subject to change. If you would like more information about the specific interview dates or have any specific requirements please contact Tracy Kelly at Tracey.firstname.lastname@example.org or 07785450715.For additional information please see web link details. http://lacnetwork.org/publications/
Please note – Ensure you respond to the essential criteria when completing the application form.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken
“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non UK and non EU applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) before any employment offer can be confirmed.”