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About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen with the Prevention and Early Intervention Assessment team for an Adult Support Coordinator.
We have one substantive, full time role available, work base is negotiable (Hinchngbrooke Hospital, Princess of Wales Hospital, Hereward Hall in March or Signet Court in Cambridge) as will be allocated service users across Cambridgeshire; there is also some home working opportunity.
Adult Support Coordinators play a major part of the work we do in our Team. You’ll be working with adults and older people in need of care and support services, along with their informal carers. It will be crucial that you work in partnership with them in order to establish needs and ensure they’re met. The Prevention and Early Intervention Assessment team provide support to those adults who have had a period of Reablement or Intermediate Care team support. We also provide Carers Assessments to those in informal caring roles whose cared for person is not in receipt of statutory services. We work closely with our Reablement and Adult Early Help colleagues to provide Social Care support at the beginning of the service users journey into social care.
The team is made up of Social Workers and Adult Support Coordinators from a variety of backgrounds, as well as Reablement Lead Coordinators and Lead workers. The team offer support to individuals and also to families and carers. The team work closely to support and share information on prevention services across the county.
You won’t need to have a social work qualification but knowledge, experience and understanding of the needs of vulnerable adults will be essential to succeed in the role. Working knowledge and experience of the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and Cambridgeshire County Council’s Adult Social Care policies and procedures will also be an advantage, particularly around wellbeing and outcomes.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jaimi Robinson on Jaimi.firstname.lastname@example.org or 01353 612886
Interviews will be held week commencing 17th April 2023
We know that your time is precious, so our interviews are generally held virtually, by Microsoft Teams, to provide the most flexible recruitment process. We may include a virtual assessment as part of this, but we’ll give you all of the relevant information ahead of time.
Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
You will need to have good and accurate literacy, numeracy and administrative skills and the ability to analyse information to solve general queries. It is imperative that you have strong communication skills, a confident telephone manner and can work on your own initiative. Good planning and organisation skills will be key, and you should be used to working under pressure to meet deadlines, allowing flexibility and resilience. You will need a good working knowledge of the Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2005. Experience of multi-disciplinary working to enable best outcomes for individuals.
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We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities.
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