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Local Area Coordinator

Salary

24630 - 32145

Location

Thurrock, Essex, RM17 6SL

Type

Contract Full time

Posted by

Vacancy Filler

Date Posted

13 Sep

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Description

We are transforming the way we connect people and places - helping people to create their own practical solutions within communities that are inclusive and supportive.

We are looking for an exceptional individual who can combine a passion for their local community, with a commitment to working alongside people in very practical ways – always looking for local solutions through the networks and resources that they know within the community. So, if you subscribe to Professor Edgar Cahn, the US civil rights lawyer and inventor of time banks views, then the Co-ordinator role could be for you: The only way the world is going to address social problems is by enlisting the very people who are classified as ‘clients’ and ‘consumers’ and converting them into co-workers, partners and rebuilders of the core economy. Thurrock believe in in the strength and contribution of all local people (including those who are labelled as clients or social care recipients) to build and pursue a positive vision for Thurrock.

The Local Area Coordinator will work with people and their families in Thurrock using this approach. The Local Area Coordinator will support people plan, organise and access a range of practical and personalised supports and services which enhance their participation in, and contribution to, their local community.





The Coordinator will work alongside people, their families and their communities and



Be committed to enhancing the lives of all people.

Have excellent communication and negotiation skills to build and nurture relationships at a personal, community and service level.

Be committed to building inclusive communities and promoting equity and fairness of opportunity

Have knowledge of issues facing people with disabilities, mental health needs, dementia, sensory impairments, older people, their families and communities.

Can analyse issues and reach creative solutions with people.





A Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) at enhanced level will be required for this role.

For an informal discussion or more information about the role please contact Francis Allie on 01375 652894 / 07825202038.

Our vision – Thurrock: a place of opportunity, enterprise and excellence where individuals, communities and businesses flourish.

Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the and the . We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent , and breath-taking countryside all around. We are an area of massive growth, which is creating jobs and new industry, but with great transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.

Thurrock Council is committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. Job share applications are also welcome. Most departments operate a system of flexible working hours.

We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do




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