Community Care Officer Level 2

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.

We are currently looking to recruit 4 new Level 2 Community Care Officers into our Adult Care team on the east coast.

We have the following contracts available;

  • 1 x permanent - full time (37 hours)
  • 1 x permanent - part time (20.5 hours)
  • 2 x fixed term/secondment (18 months) - full time (37 hours)

All positions are based out of Skegness however travel will be required (currently working remotely where possible).

Director Area
Adult Care and Community Wellbeing
Job Category
Social Care: Adults
Service Area
Adult Frailty & Long Term Conditions
Job Location(s)
Skegness
Grade
G7: 25,295 - 27,905
Sponsorship
No
Relocation Expenses
No
Politically Restricted Post
No
Interviews
31/08/2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent, Secondment
Appointment Type
Full-time
Hours per week
37 & 20.5
Closing Date
16/08/2020
Job Reference
10975

To be successful in these roles candidates must have a minimum of two years' experience working in a similar health or social care position. They 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.

The team consist of Community Care Officers, Social Workers and a Lead Practitioner.

They are based at the Aura Business Centre on Heath Road Skegness but as agile workers are able to work from home.

Completing Adult Care Assessments and planning Care & Support for vulnerable people in the Skegness area requires practitioners to be able to travel to people's homes, care homes and sometimes hospital settings.

We are offering a competitive salary of £25,295 - £27,905 (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 this sounds like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description, to help you do the best application possible, before clicking apply!  Please ensure that your covering letter/personal statement clearly details why you applied and how you meet the essential criteria for the position.

Please state clearly on your application which position you are applying to.

If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click the following link: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk .  If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please contact Christina Collinson at christina.collinson@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Best of luck with your application.

 

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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