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Job Description - Handyperson

Profile

To provide a handyperson / small repairs skills to older people and people with disabilities appropriate to the agency’s eligibility criteria

Duties and Responsibilities

  • When required visit clients’ homes to determine the nature of the work required and where necessary the cost of materials needed to complete the job.
  • Where appropriate, be responsible for the ordering and obtaining of materials necessary to carry out the required work and keep appropriate records of the work carried out and materials for each job.
  • Carry out a wide range of tasks to the standard and within the timescales required by the agency manager
  • Where appropriate liaise with Occupational Therapy staff and other professionals in the fitting of equipment and the execution of minor adaptations to their specification.
  • Ensure that all work is carried out in a safe manner and that the Health and Safety policy is adhered to.
  • Be responsible for the removal of waste and debris after completing the required work and to leave the site clean and tidy.
  • Effectively manage workload to the maximum benefit of the agency and within HSE guidelines
  • Maintain appropriate records as required in the procedures for the scheme
  • Establish good working relationships with suppliers
  • Follow all required financial procedures
  • Be proactive in enabling the agency to work with maximum efficiency
  • Work effectively with local statutory and voluntary organisations and colleagues within the team to progress each case
  • With colleagues develop and implement the case review system and maintain accurate case records
  • Work co-operatively and enable other members of the team to work to the best of their ability
  • Manage the workload delegated by the Agency Manager to ensure output targets are met and that each case is closely monitored
  • Carry out any other specific tasks that may be reasonably required by the Agency Manager with the proviso that any permanent changes will be written into the role profile
  • Be aware of and work to deliver the agency Business Plan
  • Demonstrate continually developing knowledge and skill for the benefit of the agency
  • To work within the agency’s guidelines and procedures
  • To be aware of and committed to the promotion of the agency’s values, mission and diversity statements in both employment and service delivery
  • Contribute to the development of good handyperson practice throughout the agency