Job Title: Community Care Officer- Older People Service - Broxbourne Locality Team
Starting Salary: £27,344 progressing to £30,151 pa (pro rata for part-time) - Pay increase pending
Hours: 37 hours per week
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
Would you like to be a part of a team that is passionate about promoting the wellbeing of older people and carers? A rare opportunity has arisen in the Broxbourne locality team for a Community Care Officer. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our team working with social workers and occupational therapists. Broxbourne is a diverse locality including rural areas so access to a car is essential.
You will have responsibility for undertaking social care assessments and applying the principles of the Care Act 2014. We work in a personalised way with people to empower and encourage independence and positive risk taking.
You will be involved in care and support planning and will work closely with a range of agencies and organisations in the local community.
You need to have good communication skills both in writing and verbally and an ability to evaluate information. An ability to plan your time effectively and respond to competing demands, demonstrating skills in prioritising your workload. You need to understand the principles and core values of adult social care.
Working in the community is a varied role, where you can support people to overcome challenges. We work to a hybrid model which enables flexible working and work/life balance. If this sounds like an opportunity for you then we would love to hear from you.
Closing Date: 26th November 2023
Interview Date: 4th-6th December 2023
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: *Jackie Hollywell -Jackie.Hollywell@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Benefits of working for us:
• Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
• Excellent Career Development
• Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
• Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
• Shopping Discounts
• Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes
Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post (for those whose language is a signed language the provision of a sign language interpreter who speaks English to the necessary standard of fluency will be required). Further information about the legal requirement can be found here.
Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here
Driving Roles Only: As part of this role, you will be required to travel to other HCC Sites/Residences either using your own mode of transport or a company car. In light of this, the ability to drive and/or travel around the County is required for this role a DVLA check will be required on appointment.
How to Apply
As part of the application, you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and asked to answer the 4 key questions which are located at the end of the advert and a template can be found in the 'Available Documents'.
1.Outline your relevant work experience and how your skills can transfer to working with older people within Adult Care Services
2.Describe how you have supported someone you have been working with to achieve a positive outcome.
3.Describe a time when you have had to balance competing priorities and the skills you used to do this
4.Outline your understanding of person-centred care planning
If you do not provide answers to the questions and upload to your application, your application will be rejected.