Social Care Practitioner
About us and the role
Let’s Start with Strengths!
Employment opportunities have arisen within our Service which supports Older People across Warwickshire both in their own homes and within Residential and Nursing Care on behalf of Adult Social Care. Social Care Practitioners are unregistered workers within our service who bring life experience and / or other educational attainments to a varied and vibrant workforce.
Our Older People's Service supports citizens across the North of the county ; therefore, you will need to be able to travel to undertake work across North Warwickshire, Rugby Nuneaton and Bedworth.
Do you want to want to work in local communities, focusing on prevention, using strengths-based community led support approaches to maximise opportunities and outcomes? Outcomes are what people want to achieve and how they want to live their lives.
Are you good at having creative conversations with people via technology such as telephone and video calls and in places where they feel most at ease, for example, community venues, to help people identify their strengths, abilities and those of their carer’s, families, friends, and communities?
Are you comfortable with uncomfortable conversations? Can you have conversations that may be difficult for you, or those you are speaking with?
Can you support people to connect with others and with communities to enhance their lives?
Would you be brilliant at co-creating plans with individuals, their carer’s, families, and friends that enhance their strengths and help achieve their ambitions?
Are you able to work with computer systems and technology to record and evidence the conversations you have had and as a means of connecting to people?
Are you able to move around Warwickshire efficiently to meet people where and when required?
Then we are looking for YOU!
In return we offer great team support, training and development opportunities and investment in you, excellent flexible working, trusting you to get the job done and to do what’s right for individuals and families.
This post is subject to a Disclosure and Baring Service check.
This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
For further details about the role please contact Ruth Horton, Team Leader, via email on email@example.com
Closing date: Monday 25th October
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As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.
Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact email@example.com and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.
Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from global ethnic majorities (GEM), individuals with disabilities and men, who are currently under-represented within WCC within this service area. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.