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Outreach Coordinator

£18,720.00 pa - £22,425 pa, 30 - 37.5 hours per week

If you would like a job where you can make a difference every day and you feel passionately about all people being given an opportunity to live life to the full this may be the job for you!

We are recruiting a Outreach Coordinator for our outreach service, providing 1:1 domiciliary care and day opportunities.

At Watford Mencap we support over 800 people with learning disabilities and their families across 11 sites in Hertsmere, Three Rivers and Watford. It’s an exciting time of change for the charity, having just bought a new building to bring together our head office and children’s centre along with our plans to develop a range of brand-new short breaks services in this exciting new central hub in Watford. Over the next 5 years we shall expand and develop this hub into a multipurpose site used by the charity and other local groups.

The outreach service provides support to people in their own homes as well as in the local community, helping people to achieve their life goals with a clear emphasis on a person-centred approach to promote clients independence, decision making and choice. The skilled and flexible work force can be booked by the hour to support children and adults with learning disabilities in an individual and personalised way through a range of new initiatives including buddying, befriending, support at home and within the local community.

We are looking to recruit a Outreach Coordinator  who will support the manager in the daily running of the service and be responsible for 24-hour support in the community. Key tasks for this post will involve supervising and leading a team of skilled, flexible workers who you will match with people with learning disabilities and their families who wish to purchase our support. You must also have drive and creativity to respond quickly to requests to provide workers, fill bookings and be able to meet agreed income targets.

You will have an operational background and experience of working in community projects within the social care sector. You will need some experience of managing services and people, including developing individuals and teams, recruitment and workforce planning. You must be passionate about service quality.

The post will involve some travel across South West Hertfordshire so being able to drive and having access to a car is desirable for the role. You will be able to work flexibly to include evenings and weekends and also be able to take part in the on-call rota.

This role is available for between 30 - 37.5 hours per week.

We hope you will consider joining us at this exciting and challenging time. For more information please call Lorrain Barratt on 07580 815689.

Please see here for the job description and person specification and here for details of our benefits package.

You can apply by submitting your CV or by completing this application form.