Community Care Officer

We are currently looking to recruit 1 x Level 2 Community Care Officer (part time 24.5 HRS) into our Adult Care team in Louth.

Job Category
Social Care: Adults
Grade
G7: 25,991 - 28,672
Job Location(s)
Louth
Salary
25,991 - 28,672
Postcode
LN11 8FG
Contract Type
Permanent
Appointment Type
Part-time
Closing Date
19/04/2021
Job Reference
12099
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Are you an ambitious, diligent and hardworking individual? Are you interested in working within an organisation that is committed to providing an exceptional and integral service to the communities of Lincolnshire where you can make a difference? If so, Lincolnshire County Council has the role for you.

The successful candidates will be creative and passionate about supporting people in a person centred way. Be able to work in local and multi-disciplinary teams and take responsibility for an allocated caseload under the direction of a line manager/supervisor.  The ability to work on their own initiative and to reflect on their practice, ensuring continuous professional development, along with good verbal and written communication skills is essential. 

Applications are invited from people who have worked in social care and can demonstrate experience in areas such as;

  • Valuing people using strength based models to assess and plan support with people. 
  • Identify eligibility for Continuing Health Care funding and supporting people through the CHC process. 
  • Seeing Direct Payments as a way of offering people more choice and control in their lives. 
  • Understanding the principals of the Mental Capacity Act and Best Interest decision making. 
  • Working creatively, using technology to assess, plan, implement and evaluate people's aspiration and goals.

Supervision and training will be offered to the successful candidates to improve their current knowledge, skill and confidence.

The Adult Care team provide support for older adults (65+) and people with a physical disability and their carers. Promoting people's independence, recognising and celebrating the person's strengths, utilising community resources and social networks to enable the person to live a full, rewarding life, is the key objective.

We are based at the Keily House Gresley Road Louth but as agile workers are able to work from home.

Completing Adult Care Assessments and planning Care & Support for vulnerable people in the Louth area requires practitioners to be able to travel to people's homes, care homes and sometimes hospital settings, however we are currently working remotely where possible.

This is a CV and Cover Letter application process; as such we strongly advise that you read the attached Job Description as it is imperative that your covering letter clearly states why you have applied, how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role and what you feel you can bring to this role, The Adult Care Team and the wider County Council.

We are offering a competitive salary of £25,991 - £28,672 (pro-rata) along with a pension, a comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes, cycle to work, civil service sports council membership and many areas for professional support and development.

If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please contact Christina Collinson at christina.collinson@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Applications Close on 19/04/2021 and interviews will be held W/C 03/05/2021.

At the current time during the Coronavirus restrictions,  all our employees are working from home if they are able to do so to support the health and safety of all of our colleagues.  We are embracing new ways of working and we are anticipating that remote working will continue to be a key feature of this role. You will be  given a nominated contractual work base and once current restrictions are lifted you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.  

Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.

 

Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check

 

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

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