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Community Support Worker

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/16012/3215
  • Published: Tue 06/08/2019, 11:40 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 20/08/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: £21,589 - £23,836
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Brighton

Job introduction

In Adult Social Care our vision is to promote the wellbeing of local people, supporting their independence and helping them stay safe and supporting informal carers. We are achieving this by fully embracing the principles and freedoms given by the Care Act.

Our Adult Social Care Access and Districts teams ensure that vulnerable adults receive the right care in the right place at the right time. We strive to deliver the maximum independence and safety for people with the minimum intervention, supporting them to build on their strengths and achieve the outcomes they want. This post will support the delivery of the statutory duties placed upon us by the Care Act and the development of integrated services with our health partners. 

About the role

The Community Support Worker will support the delivery of our social work intake (Duty) service as well as hold their own caseload. Supervision by registered social workers and training will be provided to enable the post-holder to develop their skills and knowledge around a range of social care tasks.

Working alongside social workers and other staff, this role is a real opportunity to gain additional experience of working in a professional multidisciplinary team to ensure timely assessment and practical support is in place to promote the safety and independence of the people we support.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience with working with vulnerable people who might use social care services
  • Be conversant with the requirements of the Care Act
  • Be familiar with law and policy connected with safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • Have experience in identifying and evaluating risk to vulnerable adults, in a variety of contexts
  • Have an understanding of the importance of information, advice and re-ablement in supporting people to maintain their own independence and wellbeing as part of a preventative agenda.

For Further information, please contact the hiring manager Irene Salvador, Operations Manager, irene.salvador@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Interviews will take place on 23 August 2019.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency's Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.

As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.

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  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/16012/3215
  • Published: Tue 06/08/2019, 11:40 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 20/08/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: £21,589 - £23,836
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Brighton

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