About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Adult Early Help Team, part of the Prevention and Early Intervention Services, for a full time, permanent Adult Support Coordinator.
The role allows for a mix of office (Amundsen House in St Ives) and home working based on service need but generally 40% of working time will be office based.
Adult Support Coordinators play a major part in the work we do in our Teams. 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 their needs and ensure that they are met.
The Adult Early Help Team is the front door to Adult Social Care and look to provide advice, guidance and onward referrals to enable people to remain independent in their communities.
The team is multidisciplinary and offers support to individuals and also to families and carers sharing 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.
Working with the Prevention and Early Intervention Team as an Adult Support Coordinator means you will also benefit from:
- Excellent progression pathways that could lead to becoming a Qualified Social Worker
- A supportive management team that will champion your learning and development
- Work life balance and flexible ways of working
- A real focus on wellbeing
For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact:
Stuart Brown (Adult Early Help Team Manager) at Stuart.Brown@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
Interviews will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams, week commencing 16th October.
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.
What will you be doing?
You'll be working with individuals and their informal carers to complete Community Action Plans, Care Act assessments, care and support plans, and carers assessments and initial reviews; alongside having a role in Safeguarding and considering capacity.
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.
Inquisitive and creative practice is embraced, to allow for personalised solutions, taking into account wider community resources and organisations. The work will be ensuring timely discharge from the Reablement and Intermediate Care teams across Cambridgeshire, working closely with social care and health colleagues to ensure correct discharge plans are in place.
We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:
- Flexible working
- Flexible Bank Holidays
- A comprehensive wellbeing package
- Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
- A comprehensive pension scheme
- IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
- Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
- An employee recognition scheme
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