Assistant Care Coordinator
We have a fantastic and exciting opportunity for the right people who wants to make a difference to young people and adults in the Dudley Disability Service.
Dudley Council is committed to ongoing improvement and achieving excellence. As a result there has been a recent focus on the Dudley Disability Service which has led to a remodel of the service and an increased emphasis on strength-based practice, preparing for adulthood, independent living, and high risk and complex care needs.
We have a new head of service and new management within the service that is shaping a new direction. The service has a clear focus on positive life outcomes for all young people and adults: opportunities to succeed in education and work; to live independently and healthily; to have relationships and friendships; and to be included and involved in their communities. Raising aspirations for disabled young people and adults and those around them, as well as providing integrated, forward-thinking support, is critical for them to achieve their goals and have choice and control over their lives.
There is a recognition that to achieve this we need staff that feel supported, listened to and valued. We see supporting our staffs professional development by embracing flexible working, growing a learning and development culture within the service and a commitment to staff welfare is helping us to achieve this.
Our primary goal is to capture the:
- The voice of young people and families
- Raising aspirations for a fulfilling life
- Focus on good life outcomes in the community
- Being person centred.
- Plan and execute together.
- Focus on care and preventative provisions
- Person-centred safeguarding
- Support to ensure dignity and respect are promoted at every life stage.
Dudley Disability Services are embracing the reform of significant changes happening in the 14-25 sector that will impact on the range, type and quality of support available to young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) as they prepare for and enter adult life. A clear focus on positive life outcomes for all young people: opportunities to succeed in education and work; to live independently and healthily; to have relationships and friendships; and be included and involved in their communities. Raising aspirations for disabled young people and those around them, and delivering integrated, forward looking support to enable them to reach their goals and have choice and control over their life, is essential.
We are looking to recruit 2 Preparing For Adulthood (PFA) Support Workers who have a history of working within family support, youth or social care services to promote better outcomes for children, young people with disabilities and their families. Understanding of the Children and Families Act 2014, the Children Act 2004 and the Care Act 2014
Hours: 37 per week 2 Permanent Vacancies – full time
Salary : Grade 6 (£22,571 - £24,920)
You must have experience of case work, completing comprehensive assessments and plans for children and young people, undertaking direct work with children and young people, and have experience of working with children, young people and families with complex needs. As a PFA Support Worker within the Dudley Disability Service you can expect:
- A comprehensive learning and development package
- High quality professional supervision
- Supportive and collaborative team working
- Excellent progression opportunities
- A significantly streamlined IT system allowing more time away from admin and more time to work with children and their families
An informal discussion with the Team Managers is welcome if you would like to know more. Please contact Andrew Hyde, Team Manager email: Andrew.Hyde@dudley.gov.uk or Shabila Bi, Team Manager email: Shabila.Bi@dudley.gov.uk
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and vulnerable adults; therefore the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.
We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date should a large number of applications be received
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