About the role
Are you passionate about working with people to promote independence and dedicated to making a difference? We would love to hear from you! We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic people.
For this role you will need to:
Assist with the provision of positive intervention and support for adults with mental health problems and/or physical disabilities
Promote independence and community living and help minimise the risk of hospitalisation or admission to residential care
North Northamptonshire Council Adult Social Care is on an exciting innovation journey working towards the Three Conversation approach, a model that re-emphasises focus on people, their strengths and the networks through the development of community and Inclusion hubs.
We are looking for Community Support Workers who believe it is important to ensure people have choice and control over their own support needs. We want people who are committed, like us, to focus on the person, their strengths, progression and networks rather than routinely assessing people for services and eligibility. The three conversation model paving a new way of working in adult social care and we want Community Support Workers who are enthusiastic and passionate to work with us on this journey.
Post holders may work with any combination, or all, of the following care groups: older people, people with physical, sensory, cognitive impairments and people with mental health problems.
Educated to GCSE or equivalent
NVQ/QCF Level 2 in Social Care or equivalent
Proven experience of health or care work
Good verbal and written communication skills sufficient to write clear, concise and accurate reports and to enable effective communication with a number of different agencies
Our social care staff do all they can to make the difference to local communities in Northamptonshire and a great asset to the organisation. Some of the offer include
- Regular formal and informal support
- Safe, supportive and positive working environment
- Annual leave according to the councils policy
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Staff discounts
- Robust supervision and training opportunities, enabling you to develop your skills and experience
- Opportunity and support to in progressing professionally and personally
If you would like to talk to someone about the role or application process, please contact The Inclusion Kettering/Corby Team on 01604 368921 and request to speak to a Principal.
- a competitive salary
- a pension scheme, where we pay a significant contribution on top of your contribution. It provides life cover and ill-health protection.
- opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and potential in a large unitary council
- generous leave entitlement (28 days, rising to 33 days) and bank holidays, plus the option to buy up to an extra 10 days
- agile and flexible working arrangements to help you with a healthy work-life balance.
We are a new unitary council, established in April 2021; we are one of the largest unitary councils in the country. Our vision for North Northants is to be 'A place where everyone has the best opportunities and quality of life'.
Our priorities are:
- helping people live active fulfilled lives
- caring for our young people, providing them with high quality education and opportunities
- enabling a thriving and successful economy
- leading on a green and sustainable environment
- ensuring our communities are connected so they can shape their lives and where they live
- providing modern public services
Our values, as chosen by our staff, are - Customer-focused, Respectful, Efficient, Supportive and Trustworthy.
Your differences make us different - Achieve Together.
We are undertaking consultation with the Trade Unions on terms and conditions and the future NNC pay structure and during this time are appointing new employees on interim spot salaries. You will be advised of the outcome and any impact on your role once this work is complete.