Older Person S.W

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Roj Women’s Association is recruiting an Older Women Peer Support
Coordinator, to work 21hrs a week Supporting Socially Isolated Kurdish and
Turkish Women in Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Enfield.
One Year Fix Contract
Salary: £15,000
21 Hours a Week.
Annual Leave 25 days per rota
Please note, this post is open to female applicants only – Section 7.2(E) of the Sex
Discrimination Act applies.
To apply, please complete the application form and a personal statement that
outlines how you meet the person specification. These should be returned to
rojwomen@gmail.com, with ‘Development Officer Post – Your Name’ in the Subject
bar.

Job Purpose
Older Women Peer Support worker to work with a group of Kurdish/Turkish
Women over the age of 55 in the borough’s that Roj Women’s Association
provides service in Islington, Hackney, Haringey and Enfield. The role is for one
year, part-time. The candidate is expected to offer case work support to 20
women over the age of 55, have regular meetings with the beneficiaries to
coordinate the support needed.
Have a good understanding of the issues concerning Kurdish and Turkish women
over a certain age and offer holistic case work support.
Carry out needs assessment and establish good link with the local services
supporting this demographic particularly links with health provisions in the
borough.
Encouraging older women participation to take part in physical activities, social
activities and community based activities to help them build better connection
with their local environment.
Post holder to offer advocacy support, and willingness to attend important
external meetings when representing the older women.

Post holder to have excellent communication skills, able to communicate with a
wide variety of beneficiaries from a diverse background and the ability to speak
Kurdish and Turkish.
The post holder is expected to have very good written and spoken English
language skills, able to effectively communicate when supporting the older
person in various external meetings.
Attend regular staff meetings and report back the progress of the service to the
line manager.
Person Specification – Older Person’s Support Worker
Qualification
1. Qualifications and special requirements
a) Bilingual ability to speak English, Kurdish, and Turkish due to the nature of the
Job.
b) Nationally recognized qualification in social care or similar.
c) Commitment to/evidence of continuous professional development.
Experience
a) Experience in working with older people providing person-centered care
b) Experience of project or service delivery including performance monitoring
and reporting.
c) Experience of partnership working, preferably within a multi-disciplinary team
working Essential E

Skills, Knowledge& Abilities a)
a) Excellent listening, verbal, and written communication skills.
b) Excellent team working skills including being tactful and diplomatic, and the
ability to build relationships with people from a wide range of backgrounds.
c) Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work to meet tight deadlines.
d) Understanding and knowledge of the equality legislation and health and
safety regulations.
e) Understanding and up-to-date knowledge of policy and practice in Adult Social
Care and Health.
f) Proficient, in the use of Information Communications Technology.

g) Readiness to work flexibly, recognizing the need to work occasional evenings
and weekends.
h) A Current and enhanced CRB/DBS Disclosure.