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Assistive Technology Co-ordinator

An excellent career development opportunity has arisen within the Contracts and Commissioning Team. We are looking for an enthusiastic motivated individual to join the team in the role of Assistive Technology Co-ordinator, taking responsibility for delivery of the Assistive Technology Project. The role of the Co-ordinator is to promote use of Assistive Technology within assessment and provision of Adult Social Services: to enhance independence and prevent reliance on care.


We are looking for a Co-ordinator who can evaluate current systems and processes, as well as highlighting new ways of working with Assistive Technology and implement these within local services. The role will work with a wide variety of external partners and teams within the Council including Adults Support and Safeguarding, Strategy and Policy Development; Commissioning; Housing; as well as the Council’s partners. You will undertake work, which will involve research, analysis, planning, training and developing high quality communications that will inspire effective use of Assistive Technology. You will monitor the results to ensure compliance with the project milestones and statutory responsibilities. It is essential you have experience of working in Adult Social Services with Assistive Technology and delivering service development work. You will have an ability to engage and communicate effectively with stakeholders and negotiate to secure value for money. An ability to manage and organise your own workload, an ability to collect and collate evidence and present findings as the subject expert are both key to this role. The role will also have an understanding of financial constraints and monitoring data. We would welcome secondment applications from internal and external applicants (please ensure you have the permission of your line manager before applying).


This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Want to know more and apply?

For an informal discussion, please contact Laura Cresser on 01934 427603.


Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.


Anticipated interview date:     Tuesday 3 November 2017

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