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Social Care Worker - Long Term Interventions Team - Furness

Employer
Cumbria County Council
Location
Cumbria
Salary
27.741 - 28.672
Closing date
14 Feb 2022

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Sector
Health and Social Care, Health, Adult Services, Social Care
Contract Type
Part Time
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The advertised salary includes a supplement (JWC) to the base grade of the post. JWC supplements are conditional on the physical demands and /or working conditions of the role. 

Hours:

1 x 37 hours per week

1 x 22.5 hours per week

Workbase: This role is usually based at Craven House Barrow and will include some working from home.

Contract: 12-month Fixed Term - secondment opportunities would be considered as well as applications from both internal and external candidates.

Are you an enthusiastic individual looking for your next progressive career move?

Our Adult Long-Term Team in Furness are looking to temporarily recruit a full time and part time non-qualified Social Care Worker to join their Long-Term Team in Furness for a 12-month period.

About the role 

As a Social Care Worker you will undertake strengths-based assessments and deliver appropriate person centred support and outcomes for people in Cumbria who have care and support needs. 

You will work under supervision and guidance for designated case work. Where cases become more complex and in negotiation with the line-manager case responsibility may transfer to a professionally qualified practitioner. You will be expected to work in ways that promote independence and enable individuals/groups to maximise their strengths.

Our Service

This service will work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders from across the health and social care system and third sector and voluntary groups in Cumbria in ways that recognise strengths promotes independence and prevents reduces or delays the need for formal long-term care and support provision. Assessments and reviews will be undertaken in a strengths-based way that maximises the use of social capital and community-based assets.

 

The Service will work across health social care and third sector organisations with a primary focus upon ensuring that all support plans: -

  • include robust contingency plans that promote personal resilience to manage temporary changes in need/circumstance
  • demonstrate how people will meet their needs from a range of sources including friends family third sector the community equipment or assistive technology. Personal budgets will only be allocated for the provision of formal support for identified unmet needs. 

Who we are looking for

The ideal candidate will be proactive have excellent customer service skills and a flexible approach with the ability to work autonomously whilst supporting team members The ability to work independently as well as part of a team is essential and confidence is required to challenge and advocate on behalf of the rights of individuals.

Please read the supporting information:
Post specification

Role profile

This role requires an enhanced DBS check with an Adults Barred List check. Please note this role involves working in regulated activity with Adults.

Interview information

Interview date: 01/03/2022

We are currently operating virtual interviews. This will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software which is currently free for new users however if there are any issues with accessing this technology we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed we are happy to discuss.

What we can offer you

Cumbria County Council is a modern vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits including:

  • Excellent training and development offers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Various perks and discounts schemes including money off your phone contract and local gyms
  • Competitive rates of pay 

Equality Diversity and Inclusion

Cumbria County Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria of this job are guaranteed an interview.

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