Community Care Officer Level 2


    Lincolnshire County Council

    Community Care Officer Level 2

    Social Care Unqualified – Adult

    Lincolnshire County Council has an exciting opportunity a Community Care Officer (Level 2) position based within the Adult Care team at Lincoln County Hospital. This is an excellent opportunity to work within the hospital discharge system. The role is fixed term and runs to the end of October 2024.

    About the Role

    Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) is committed to providing an excellent service to the people we support and promote an integrated and strengths based and person-centred approach.

    The aim of the team is to work hand in hand with NHS and third sector staff to ensure that people we support are at the very centre of their own discharge. We think creatively when planning support packages, utilising “outside of the box” thinking and solutions to ensure an individual care plan is in place that empowers the service user to be an active voice and participant. Our highest continuing aim is to provide the best service possible to service users and their families.

    LCC’s Hospital Service is leading the way on the introduction of a fully integrated Discharge to Assess Hub, to support access to the right services in a more fluid way, reducing delays and delivering benefits to service users.

    The rewards of undertaking this role are limitless.

    About the Team

    We are a team of 26 Community Care Officers and Social Workers based within Lincoln County Hospital. We strive to be proactive and use a strengths-based approach, to enable our customers to return home and live as independently as possible. We put the customer at the centre of the process and advocate their wishes to achieve the best possible outcomes.

    We are a supportive team and welcome the different strengths and experiences new people bring.

    The role is based on site at Lincoln County Hospital and work with the people we support is face to face. You will work as part of the 7 day Adult Care rota. This equates to approximately 1 in 4 weekends worked, and these are all scheduled 3 months in advance.

    About You

    Are you passionate about making a difference in peoples’ lives, and looking for an opportunity to develop your skills and experience? we are looking for someone who wants to use their skills and knowledge in a more creative and innovative way. The successful candidate will also be part of the 7 day service.

    We are looking for experienced and motivated people who are team players. The role involves undertaking assessments of need both within hospitals and the community settings to ensure our
    customers are able to live independent lives and for those that need support, the right support package, in the right place, at the right time.

    If this sounds like you, then you may be just the person we are looking for and we would love to hear from you.

    It’s important though that you have the following qualities:

    • Passion, this role is about making a difference in peoples’ lives.
    • Creativity, we look and strive for innovation at every opportunity.
    • Flexibility
    • Honesty, both with yourself and your colleagues.

    A full person specification is available within the Job Description, attached on the LCC Job Site

    Our practitioners receive excellent supervision, access to learning and development opportunities and protected time to support continuous professional development.

    Lincolnshire County Council is particularly committed to supporting staff access additional qualifications including our Social Work Apprenticeship scheme.

    Along with a competitive salary we also have a monthly 15% Attraction and Retention payment, and offer the following;

    • A generous contributory pension.
    • Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work.
    • 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

    Next Steps

    If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please contact; Daneile Emery via email

    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 11/02/2024, with interviews taking place on or after W/C 19/02/2024.

    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.