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Age Friendly Ireland-Local Coordinator

51,853 - 67,410

Advertised Date: 08 Mar 2022

Annual Salary


1 Year Fixed Term

Closing Date: 23 Mar 2022, 05:00 PM

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Job Summary

The Age Friendly Ireland shared service together with Irelands 31 local authorities will manage the programme of support specifically aimed at the health & well-being needs of older people living in our communities. The programme aims to support up to 4,500 older people across the two years. These older people will have been identified as having significant social care needs and at risk of hospitalisation or premature entry into long term residential care. It is the aim of this proposal to target supports at these older people in the form of improving their living conditions, access to continued health and social care supports and tailored community supports. Ultimately this approach aims to:

  • Support the avoidance of early or premature admission to long term residential care
  • Enable older people to continue living in their homes or in a home more suited to their needs (Rightsizing)
  • Live with a sense of independence and autonomy, and
  • Be and feel part of their communities

Meath County Council wishes to recruit a Local Co-ordinator – Healthy Homes Programme in Cork, to develop and implement the local roll-out of this national Health Homes Programme in Cork County Council local authority area. This programme provides a test bed aimed at supporting older adults to remain living in their own homes and communities. The overall objective is to enable people to remain at home (where they might otherwise have been at risk of multiple attendances and hospitalisations or premature admission to long-term nursing home care) by coordinating more integrated community-based services, providing more sustainable housing supports and connection to good public realm and more assistive technologies in an age friendly way. The Local Co-ordinator – Healthy Homes Programme will work within the multi-agency structure of Age Friendly Ireland programme to develop and support the Health Homes Programme at each site.

The Local Co-ordinator – Healthy Homes Programme will report to the National Manager – Healthy Homes Programme and will be based at Cork County Council’s Offices.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop a population & area profile of the county. Produce an asset map to identify current resources and services and inform future planning. Produce a robust multi sectoral directory of all local services and supports (Housing Supports, Health Services, Environmental, Transport services, Community & Voluntary Supports, Physical & Leisure Activities, Volunteer Programmes, Civic & Social Participation, Education & Training, Technological Supports, Social Supports and others)
  • Identify and secure the support of senior managers in key agencies within the agreed geographical area to participate in the Health Homes Programme including HSE, Local Authority, Garda, voluntary and community groups & services and all other relevant partners
  • Establish a system for referrals to the programme by linking in with local stakeholders including GP’s, Practice Nurses, Housing Officers & Inspectors, Local Authority based social workers, Public Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Discharge Planning Nurses and others
  • Work closely with the Age Friendly Programme Manager at local level to link with the relevant personnel and stakeholders to ensure progress
  • Commence Caseload management and visit older people, carry out an assessment to identify their specific needs, and agree a plan for their care and support needs.
  • Case manage supports for older people and continue to review the support plan and assess the effectiveness of supports
  • Ensure, where possible, existing initiatives are utilised to support people, and as such, are synchronised in line with support plan
  • Identify how the needs of the older people may be sourced from existing providers and implement the care plan by coordinating the supports across the different agencies and groups to help ensure delivery.
  • Manage the caseload of older participants and complete regular outcome reports on the progress of Health Homes Programme to inform its evaluation.
  • Support the development of the programme nationally in collaboration with other Local Co-ordinator’s – Healthy Homes Programme and the National Manager – Healthy Homes Programme
  • To contribute to the strategic and policy recommendations of the Health Homes Programme and ultimately contribute to the development of a methodology for wide scale application
  • Ensure that work programmes are implemented within allocated budgets
  • Contribute to 6 monthly reports on programme progress and effectiveness including recommendations for ‘live’ administrative changes
  • Undertake any other duties of a similar level and responsibilities as may be required from time to time.
  • Participate in the Research and Evaluation and support focus groups and participation of stakeholders in the evaluation process

Contact Details

Buvinda House
Dublin Road
Co. Meath
C15 Y291


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Deadline: 27-03-2024

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