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**RE-ADVERTISEMENT** My Life My Way Community Navigator

Age NI

£26,610 – £28,010
Age NI is delighted to invite applications for the following exciting post which is based in Belfast.

This exciting post provides an excellent opportunity for someone who possesses the passion and commitment to work in a progressive organisation and help us achieve our vision - a world where everyone can love later life.

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My Life My Way Community Navigator

The main purpose of this role is to be responsible for the delivery of My Life, My Way Project and to work in co-operation with the Community and Voluntary sector, volunteers, clients and/or carers in providing agreed care options.

The main responsibilities of the role are:

  • To deliver the dementia navigator program
  • To ensure a confidential and person centred approach to access care options and secure appropriate interventions within or outside the home.
  • To enable older people/carers to avail of appropriate services and activities to support independence and wellbeing
  • To comply with all the reporting requirements to ensure robust governance of the project including maintenance of accurate records
  • To ensure compliance with internal procedures and appropriate legislation relevant to the role
  • To build trusting and supportive relationships with older people / Carers who have care support needs
  • To work in conjunction  with other teams (internal & external) to develop links and partnerships with both statutory and voluntary agencies
  • To recruit, manage and support project volunteers
  • To hold focus sessions and seminars on best practice
  • To meet/exceed agreed casework targets in line with agreed plans effectively.

Applicants must have:

  • Experience of working with people with dementia
  • Experience of assessing and identifying the care needs of older people/carers in a similar environment
  • Proven experience in a supervisory role in a Health and Social care setting
  • Proven experience of  working within a  client centred context
  • Experience in service quality assessment and of using an IT recording system
  • Experience of recruiting, training and managing volunteers.
  • Knowledge of the ageing process including dementia, care needs and related  health issues 
  • Knowledge and understanding of services and community activity for older people provided by statutory, voluntary and community sector
  • Knowledge of the voluntary sector and in particular volunteering and good practice.
  • Good organisational, planning and time management skills
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills including the ability to work sensitively in difficult circumstances with empathy, compassion and understanding
  • A professional approach and ability to work independently
  • A commitment to team working and collaboration particularly within the network membership
  • Ability to analyse and provide creative solutions to problems.
  • Full driving licence and access to a care for business purposes or access to a form of transport that will meet the travel requirements of the pose
  • Post holder will be subject to an enhanced Access NI check.   Please read Access NI Code of Practice.

It is desirable that applicants have one of the professional qualifications below

  • a professional social work qualification and registered on the appropriate part of the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) register, without condition; or
  • a first level registered nurse on the appropriate part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council register; or
  • allied health professions registered with the Health Professions Council;


  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults’ Management) Wales & Northern Ireland and registered, or be eligible for registration on appointment, on the appropriate part of the NISCC register, without condition; or
  • NVQ 4 in Health and Social Care (or Management), with relevant experience and registration as above.

What we can offer you:

Salary Scale £26,610 – £28,010

Hours: 35 hours Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, with flexible working policy.

Fixed Term Contract – up to 31 December 2019 (with possible extension)

Annual Leave: 26 days plus 12 Bank Holidays

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Age NI reserve the right to enhance the essential criteria to facilitate shortlisting.

For an applicant pack, please e-mail [email protected]; apply on line at or telephone the People and Development Team on 028 9024 5729.

The closing date for completed applications is 4pm on Friday 3 August 2018.

Age NI is committed to providing Equal Opportunities to everyone.

Closing Date

Friday / 03 August 2018

Contact Details


3 Lower Crescent
United Kingdom


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