Peabody employees

Health & Housing Coordinator

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Work type: Fixed Term - Full Time and Part Time
Location: Dartford, DA1
Department: Care and Support
Salary: £25,127 per annum

Peabody have an exciting opportunity for a full time Health and Housing Coordinator. As an integral member of the discharge team at Darent Valley Hospital you will provide an effective, timely and robust approach to patient discharge.  In this fast-paced environment you will find, investigate and provide resolutions to issues preventing a patient from going home safely.  You will at times be required to provide discharge support to associated cottage hospitals, step down bed facilities and other acute hospitals in Kent. The role will also require you to undertake home visits as necessary, actively assessing the safety and suitability of the home environment.

This role is seen as an integral part of the Integrated Discharge Team and is responsible for avoidance of hospital admissions wherever possible along with providing a timely proactive discharge planning service to ensure:

  • Support planning with best possible outcomes for the patient.
  • Timely access to range of community based health, social care services and voluntary sector services.
  • Optimum use of acute/community and social services resources.

As the successful Health and Housing Coordinator you must:

  • Be able to drive and have access to a car.
  • Have proven knowledge, experience and understanding the needs of vulnerable people, either in a voluntary or professional role.
  • Have demonstrable experience in achieving designated outcomes for customers.
  • Be motivated and able to work using own initiative and with minimum direct support.

You will be working as part of the Health and Housing team based in various hospitals in Kent. This job role is based at Darent Valley Hospital and is being offered initially on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2022 in line with funding available.

Please note: Video interviews will take place week commencing 28th June 2021. There will be an initial telephone screening and if successful, you will be invited to the interview.

At Peabody, where possible, we provide flexible working opportunities from day one to our employees, as we recognise the importance of a good work-life balance; and to improve our productivity and performance, we embrace agile working, which means if you are in a desk based role, that will be a hybrid of office and home working. If your role is in a client facing environment, appropriate base location will apply.

Our mission is to help people make the most of their lives and an important part of this is to ensure that our organisation reflects the wider communities we serve. We want to attract recruit and retain a diverse, inclusive and creative workforce to give us the best opportunity to meet the diverse needs of our residents and customers. We actively encourage applications from all groups and communities, as well as from BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled people.

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