Community Care Officer
The Living Well Community Team in Rushcliffe are looking for two enthusiastic Community Care Officers (CCO) with experience of working with Adults with Mental Health issues. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new multi-specialist team offering a Strengths Based Approach to support young people experiencing Severe Mental illness, Learning Disability and Physical Disability in the Rushcliffe area.
The CCO role in mental health focuses on Reablement, supporting people to increase their independence and wellbeing. Reablement involves identifying personal outcomes for example support with housing issues, activities of daily living, building confidence, travel, accessing the community and getting involved in social groups and or volunteering
In addition to Reablement you will also undertake care assessments, support planning and reviews to assess eligibility under the Care Act. Supporting people to facilitate their discharge from hospital will also be part of the role.
This is a challenging and rewarding role, working with young people and their families often disadvantaged due to their health needs.
Experience of working with adults with mental health issues is an advantage as is a good understanding of risk assessment. You will also need good communication skills and be able to work with young people, health colleagues and other key partners.
In return for your commitment and passion for the role, we offer a range of training and career development opportunities, regular supervision and a thorough induction. You will be part of a new and exciting multi-specialism team working with Social Workers, OT’s and other CCOs offering support to young people in Rushcliffe.
For more information please contact Jane Houston on 0115 8043809 or Amanda Reader on 0115 8043804.
Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.
The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.
This vacancy is closed to applications.