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Assistant Care Coordinator

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Ladies Walk Centre, Sedgley, DY3 3UA
£26,421.00 - £28,770.00 per annum
Closing date
21 Nov 2023

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Health & Social Care / Work
Job Type
Social Care – Adults
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

Job Details

Dudley MBC are actively seeking to embed strengths-based practice into Mental Health Social Care, this will establish social care practice which moves away from traditional models as such this is an exciting time to join our organisation. If you find mental health social care an attractive field to work in we would like to hear from you.

We have a permanent Assistant Care Coordinator post in the Mental Health service that will have a focus on Preparing for Adulthood (PFA). They will be working closely alongside the PFA team within the Dudley Disability Service but then maybe required to work across the other teams in the Mental Health service dependent on demand.

PFA supports young people to have a fulfilling transition from childhood into adulthood. The PFA role will involve combining models of social care practice across Children's and Adult services.

We aim to improve the young persons outcomes by supporting the transition into Adult Services resulting in improved quality of life and life choices.

PFA focuses on a young persons strength's and what is important to them and helps them plan for their future, they will be supported to enhance their health and wellbeing, independence and choice of control over their life without being defined by their mental health diagnosis.

The successful candidate will work to provide a sensitive, responsive, and appropriate response to citizens with mental health and their carers, within Adult Social Care / Mental Health Services.

We are committed to co-production and the approach to research, policy and practice in mental health and social care based on the principle that people who use services have valuable knowledge and expertise.

You need to actively promote Dudley’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults at a level appropriate to this group.

Our centre vision is that Social Work teams work holistically, with the person and their social network, helping to strengthen and build sustainable family and social capital. Defining the roles of Assistant Care Coordinator’s and raising their confidence as a workforce will contribute to better practice and better mental health outcomes.

These posts will be supported by appropriate training and supervision. Opportunities will be available for individuals to work across the different areas to gain a full understanding of the service delivery model.

For any informal discussion with please contact the Team Manager, Charlotte Gordon ( 01384 816958

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults; therefore the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.

N.B. We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised date should we receive a large number of applications.

So that we can demonstrate Dudley’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and to improve bias in the recruitment process that could create barriers for candidates. Your personal data will be anonymised when you apply, to ensure that you comply with our anonymisation process please ensure you have removed your name and date of birth from any attachments prior to uploading them to your application.

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About Dudley Council

It’s an incredibly exciting time to work in Dudley Council as we embark on numerous multi-million pound regeneration schemes which will be real game-changers for the borough. In addition to the exciting schemes such as the Midland Metro we also have the ongoing and very serious challenges of ensuring vulnerable people across the borough receive the services they deserve.

At Dudley Council we have a ‘one council’ ethos that builds an effective and dynamic organisation which grows the economy and creates jobs, creating a cleaner and greener place and supports stronger and safer communities.

We are rightly proud to be the historic capital of the Black Country and, working with our partners, Dudley Council is also committed to looking forward and helping to deliver our borough vision of ‘Forge a Future for all’

We ensure communities influence council decisions and are committed to delivering services in partnership with communities.  We provide flexible and responsive service in partnership and help communities help themselves.

In joining a local authority that serves 320,000 residents you will become an integral part of a council that:

• is ready to embrace change, providing an environment in which you will be encouraged to make your mark

• is aware of its key challenges and the need for a new energy to innovate the council, in order to find cost effective ways of delivering services

• has aligned its political and managerial leadership structures and is committed to protecting, securing and transforming the lives of children, families, the vulnerable and older people

• wants borough residents to have their say through our community forums

• dedicates time to meaningful consultation and listen to the views of our residents

• is working with the community to encourage active involvement of our residents

We want to leave a legacy of a better future for the borough that reflects Dudley borough’s potential and harnesses the ambitions of the people we serve. For more information see our Council Plan, Dudley Borough Vision for 2030, Forging a Future for All and key information about the borough and its communities at All about Dudley Borough

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01384 811300
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Mary Stevens Park
West Midlands
United Kingdom

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