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Community Care Officer

Employer: Hertfordshire County Council

  • Reference: HCC07964
  • Published on: Thu 11/05/2017 12:30 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 07/06/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: Salary from £21,268 to £28,485
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Countywide

Community Care Officers x2
Sensory Services, Hemel Hempstead
£21,268 - £28,485 pa
Permanent- 37 hours per week

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Sensory Services team based at Apsley Campus, Brindley Way, Hemel Hempstead and Farnham House, Stevenage.

Sensory Services is a county wide service for the residents in Hertfordshire and includes services for adults and children with a sensory disability who may also have additional support needs e.g. learning disability or mental health needs.

We are looking to recruit two Community Care Officers, who are enthusiastic, proactive and can build professional trusting relationships with service users, their carers and other organisations. You will be confident in working closely with service users within the Sensory Services team and managing a diverse case load.

This is a great opportunity to work in a supportive team whose focus is on enabling individuals who are deaf/ hard of hearing, have visual impairments or are deafblind to achieve optimum control of their lives.

The core functions of this post include assessment of need to determine eligibility, care coordination, agreeing and implementing programmes of support to enable service users to become independent.

The successful candidate will have the ability to gather, record and provide information electronically, and to implement care management. You will be a highly motivated individual who can support the community/district by advising on the best care/ support for people with sensory needs following your initial assessment. You will be comfortable working alone, visiting clients in their homes and developing professional relationships.

You will work as part of the team, have excellent communication skills (BSL would be advantageous), and have a sound working knowledge of this service user group including people with other sensory needs who require social care support.

You must have a sound grasp of social care legislation including safeguarding practices and the ability to work flexibility to meet service priorities. Working in partnership with other statutory agencies and community/ voluntary organisations, you will contribute to the development of services to improve customer journey experiences.

Applications from candidates with significant knowledge and experiences of supporting carers would be welcome.

Hertfordshire County Council offers good opportunities for professional development including regular supervision.

As a requirement of this role the post holder will need to have a full UK Driving Licence. You will be required to travel to visit clients in their homes and at other locations, and to attend meetings at sites other than own work base.

For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Sabina Iqbal, Team Manager/ Louella Todd, Deputy Team Manager on 01442 454 829.

Closing date: Wednesday 7th June 2017

Interview date: w/c 19th June 2017

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