Help Team Advisor
Help Team Advisor
Salary: £24,392.72 pa
Full Time, 37 hours per week
Location: Based in our offices, Barnwood, Gloucester
Age UK Gloucestershire's vision is to make our county the best place in the UK in which to grow older.
We are recruiting exciting roles to help us do this!
It's a big aim - do you have the skills and passion to join us?
Operating from our administrative office in Barnwood Gloucester, our colleagues deliver our services across the county, within the community.
We are also dependent on the support we get from a dedicated group of volunteers, without who we would be unable to provide the level of service we do.
The purpose of the HelpTeam is to provide a welcoming place to turn for older people (and those supporting them) to resolve issues related to later life.
Our HelpTeam - accessible by phone, email, in local community spaces and sometimes making home visits - is a first point of contact for many older people seeking to resolve a problem.
HelpTeam Advisors offer people time to talk, listen actively to their situation, and use a guided conversation model to help uncover the full situation someone is dealing with.
Responding to enquiries from the public via phone, email, at outreach settings in the community and occasional home visits, providing:
An actively listening ear:
? Giving people time and space to tell their story and raise their issue
? Offering emotional support, understanding and reassurance that the person is not alone.
? Listening for cues that provide further detail on the presenting situation and other potential issues (e.g., an enquiry about a benefit entitlement might indicate live issues with poverty and lack of food/warmth)
? Exploring what matters to the person and what outcome they are looking to achieve.
Provision of information and advice:
? Provide information and advice on sources of support in an accessible form, enabling t