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Community Care Officer - Mental Health

Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Ivy Suite, Highbury Hospital, Highbury Road, Highbury Vale, Nottingham, NG6 9DR 


Closing date:22 May 2022 at midnight 

Nottingham City Council Adult Social Care are looking for enthusiastic and hardworking Community Care Officers to work within Mental Health (North).
There are both permanent and fixed term (four years) contracts available.
The starting salary is £26,446 (Tier 1), rising to £28,226 (Tier 2) on first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time).
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…
Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
We will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference.
We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.
Nottingham City Council are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and we expect all workers to share in this commitment.
We have always been open to flexible working and the COVID-19 pandemic provided us with some new options to work in a completely different way. We welcome a conversation about flexible working at the point of interview.
Mental Health Social Care Teams are specialist teams that commission and review a wide variety of packages of care for citizens who are in contact with secondary mental health services, with the aim of promoting independence and wellbeing. The Teams are also the base for all referrals for urgent Mental Health Act assessments.
Community Care Officers are required to complete Care Act assessments; face to face or telephone assessments, depending on the level of risk and the needs of the citizen being assessed, with consideration of mental capacity throughout.  They work with supportive colleagues, citizens, carers, statutory and community partners to provide appropriate support that will enable independence, choice and control, promoting early intervention and local community led support services to enhance well-being and respond to local community needs.
The CCO role is interesting and varied, and deals with risk management on a daily basis. An awareness of safeguarding and how to identify people at risk, flexibility, resilience and ability to prioritise and adapt to changing situations is essential. In return the successful candidate will be supported by an experienced senior team comprised of Senior Community Care Officers, Senior Practitioners and Team Managers, who will support CCOs to develop their Social Care career.
Please ensure your personal statement addresses the following points, as well as those in the JDPS.
Your personal statement should not exceed two sides of A4.
  1. Experience working with adults in a social care/health/voluntary sector setting;
  2. The ability to undertake adult-focused assessments of need within a person centred approach;
  3. To have experience of creating and implementing, individually tailored care plans that demonstrate flexibility and innovative use of resources;
  4. To have knowledge of direct payments/personal/individual budgets.
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For informal enquiries please contact quoting vacancy reference CA2064.
You can also email your telephone number to this address and request a call back to discuss the role.
This post is subject to a DBS Enhanced check with a barred list check.
References may be sought prior to interview for safeguarding purposes. You will be advised once the application closing date has passed if this is required.
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.
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