Community Care Officer Level 2


    Lincolnshire County Council

    Community Care Officer Level 2

    Are you an ambitious, diligent and hardworking individual? Are you interested in working within a team that is committed to providing an exceptional and integral service to the community of Eastern Lincolnshire, where you can make a real difference? If so, then The Adult Frailty East Area Teams are looking for you.

    Current Vacancies are in the Skegness, Boston and Market Rasen (based in Louth) Teams.

    About the role

    Lincolnshire County Council’s adult care services are leading the way (quite literally; we have the highest CQC score in the country).

    You will have a varied and interesting role, which requires partnership working with other agencies across the Health, Housing, and the Voluntary Sector. We are looking for a confident individual to carry out strengths-based Adult Needs Assessments and Reviews which, in line with the Care Act 2014; focus on what the person can do rather than their limitations, so that we can work with the person to maximize their independence. This will involve assessing Mental Capacity, managing identified risks, and considering any informal support available.

    A social work qualification or registration is not necessary, and training will be given.

    About the teams

    Come join us in the Historic town of Boston where you will find a warm welcome in the Local adult care team. We are all about supporting each other to learn and grow and love to see people progress. Right now we are looking for people with a passion for working with adults in a strength based way who want to learn and share their idea’s too, don’t be shy you will find all the support you need here. We offer hybrid working good training, supervision and you will be valued! What are you waiting for?

    Here in the famous seaside town of Skegness we are a family, we are really proud of managing complex situations, we come together and find solutions. We treat everyone with respect and understanding and work in a strength-based way. We are very open and this creates an ask anything culture. We like to support our newcomers and we also support people to progress. We are looking for new team members to be a part of something quite special and cant wait to meet you.

    Come join us in the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds where you will find a warm welcome in our Adult Care Teams. Our Louth and Market Rasen Teams are co-located in a modern building with good facilities and parking. Our ethos is strengths-based practice in a supportive and nurturing environment where staff are encouraged to succeed in all that they do.

    We are seeking people who want to bring their life and work experiences to our successful teams. We always welcome new ideas!

    We offer a blended approach with hybrid working, excellent training, and we offer formal and informal supervision. Our staff are a happy bunch and know they are valued. Why not come and see?

    Please take a look at the attached brochure for more detail on the individual teams and the service as a whole.

    About You

    The CCO role is demanding, and it is important that we recruit the right people; therefore, you must be motivated and enthusiastic, and possess the following skills and qualities:

    • Dynamic flexible individual who can work autonomously and demonstrate good time management.
    • Positivity, a can-do attitude, and a willingness to learn.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Good IT skills as assessments are recorded electronically.
    • Good listener, demonstrate that you are actively listening.
    • Creative-thinking and good problem-solving skills.
    • Prior knowledge of the Care Act 2014 would be useful.

    About Our Offer

    There are regular team meetings, and opportunities to get together either face to face or virtually for peer support and to help maintain your wellbeing. We will help you learn new skills such as having more co-productive conversations which will not only aid you in the work you do but also in everyday life. We encourage you to enjoy your day-to-day, your development and work with you to reach your potential all within a friendly and welcoming environment.

    Along with a competitive salary we are offering:

    • A Contributory pension
    • Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work
    • Civil service sports council membership
    • 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.

    What Next

    For informal discussion please contact Jessica Hill or Tracey Lenton for an informal discussion

    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 on 14th July 2024 and interviews will be held during the week beginning 22nd July 2024.

    A Smarter Working Employer

    We have embraced new ways of working and hybrid working will be a feature of this role. You will be given a nominated contractual work base and you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary. Working arrangements regarding hybrid working will be discussed as part of the appointment process.

    Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity, and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.

    Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check.

    All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

    On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.

    We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for equal positions.

    Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

    Fluency Duty

    In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.