- Employer: Lincolnshire County Council
- Reference: 18096
- Published: Fri 03/03/2023, 15:41 PM
- Closing on: Mon 20/03/2023, 23:36 PM
- Working Pattern: Full Time
- Hours: 37 hours per week
- Salary: £28,371 - £31,099
- DBS Check: Enhanced
- Location: Lincolnshire, Skegness
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Community Care Officer - Level 2
Lincolnshire County Council’s Adult Care Team in Skegness is recruiting for a Community Care Officer. This is an excellent opportunity to begin or further your career in social care and gain invaluable experience within a highly professional Adult Care Team. The successful applicants will be working with adults aged 18+, which gives an opportunity to really see the positive impact our Adult Care Team makes to the lives of others.
About the role
You will have a varied and interesting caseload, which will require partnership working with other agencies. This will involve assessing and managing identified risks and considering any informal support available.
You will determine eligibility for funded services in accordance with the Care Act 2014 and where needed, arrange cost-effective packages of support. Creative thinking will be required to determine whether support such as voluntary services or telecare can be used to meet support needs.
You will have an allocated work base; travel to appointments to meet the needs of the service is required, and mileage claims are paid to and from appointments.
We are looking for someone who wants to be part of a positive journey into the future, and to achieve better outcomes for people in Lincolnshire.
We need a confident individual to carry out strengths-based Adult Needs Assessments and Reviews – focusing on what the person can do rather than their limitations, so that we can work with the person to maximize their independence.
It is important that we recruit the right person; we can teach you the job, but you must be motivated and enthusiastic, and possess the following skills and qualities:
- Work autonomously, demonstrate good time management and be able to respond to emergencies as required.
- Positivity - a “can do” attitude and to adapt to working with people who have different needs – no two cases are the same.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills are vital, as well as being a good listener, demonstrating that you are actively listening, and know when to demonstrate professional curiosity.
- Creative-thinking and good problem-solving skills.
- Prior knowledge of the Care Act 2014 would be an advantage, although training will be given.
About the team
The Skegness Team covers the East Coast has a wide range of skills and experience. We are welcoming, supportive, approachable, and nurturing. Since the pandemic much of our has been from home, however we now operate a blended approach with a mixture of office and home-based working. Whilst our more formal team meetings are face to face, we also stay together as a team and regularly meet virtually.
The Adult Care team is made up of a Lead Practitioner, Social Workers, and Community Care Officers, with a wide range of skills and experience.
The team is based at the Aura Centre on the outskirts of Skegness.
About our offer
Our staff are our most asset, so it is important that our Community Care Officers feel appreciated and supported. We provide planned and informal 1:1 meetings as well as regular team meetings and virtual catch ups. We will support you with an induction programme and on-going training coupled with: -
- A great working environment
- Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work
- Mandatory and specialist training
- Staff wellbeing Initiatives
- Flexible working policies
- Career progression opportunities
- A generous annual leave entitlement plus the option to buy more
Further details can be found in our rewards and benefits brochure
If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please contact; Jess Hill, Lead Practitioner, via email Jessica.Hill@lincolnshire.gov.uk
PLEASE NOTE: It is imperative that your covering letter/personal statement clearly states why you have applied, how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role as set out in the Job Description (attached on LCC jobs Site) and what you feel you can bring to this role, the team and the wider County Council.
Applications Close: 20 March 2023.
Interviews will be held: Week beginning 27 March 2023.