Community Care Officer
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Complex Lives Team, a friendly, positive and busy County Wide Living Well team. The remit of the team is to undertake work within the Learning Disability and/or Autism Programme to support people to be discharged from long term hospital stays who are subject to the Mental Health Act 1983; people may also be on forensic sections MHA 37/41 and subject to the Ministry of Justice. We also work with our commissioners, health colleagues and the Integrated Care Board, Learning Disability and/or Autism Programme, in preventing hospital admission and supporting with community placement breakdowns. In addition, the team supports people with complex mental health needs who require specialist bespoke placements on discharge from hospital.
As a Community Care Officer in the team, you will be expected to provide support to the social workers and ASWP’s within the team. You will be responsible for completing conversation reviews/plans, supporting with Mental Capacity Act work with the social workers and working alongside hospital MDTs in discharge work. You will need an understanding in the key areas of; Risk Enablement, Safeguarding, The Care Act and the Mental Capacity Act. You will also need to promote a Strength Based Approach which embeds the ethos of promoting independence and wellbeing, whilst balancing risk management.
You’ll need to be able to demonstrate:
- Ability to work with people to get the best out of them.
- Great communication skills – both written and verbal.
- Able to work as part of a team.
- Commitment and personal drive to excellent customer care.
- Able to use a range of information technology applications.
- Have a good standard of education for the Community Care Officer roles.
What we offer:
- Latest technology enabling you to work flexibly.
- Mileage payment.
- An Electric vehicle car leasing scheme.
- A career pathway that provides comprehensive induction, training and development.
- Excellent occupational pension scheme.
- A flexible work environment where you feel valued and supported.
- Generous annual leave in addition to 8 days statutory bank holidays.
If you are great with people, helpful and enthusiastic and have 2 years’ experience of caring and supporting people either in a paid, personal, or voluntary capacity then you could be just the person we’d be proud to welcome to our team here in Nottinghamshire.
Our priority is to provide good quality social care service to Nottinghamshire residents, in particular focussing on:
- Promoting independence and wellbeing.
- Ensuring value for money.
- Promoting choice and control.
The team has adapted hybrid working, where you will be partly office and partly home based.
In return, you’ll get real opportunities to shine and develop a career with us including building up knowledge and understanding of social care services. You’ll join a friendly and welcoming team and receive plenty of support to help you reach your potential. We will provide regular formal and informal supervision due to the nature of the complex case work.
Should you need any further information please contact: Claire Clark - Team Manager on 01158546072 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Nottinghamshire County Council strives to ensure that it goes beyond the requirements of the Equalities Act and prides itself on being accredited as a Disability Confident Leader Organisation.
Therefore, the County Council encourages applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, religion, belief, pregnancy and maternity status, age or sexual orientation.