COMMUNITY NETWORK SUPPORT OFFICER
The Birmingham City Council’s “Prevention First” vision is for all our citizens to lead healthy, happy, independent lives within their own homes and communities.
As part of this vision, we are excited to be recruiting 10 Community Network Support Officer roles, across the Communities in Birmingham. The areas covered will be Hodge Hill, Yardley, Ladywood, Perry Barr, Sutton Coldfield, Erdington, Hall Green, Selly Oak, Northfield, Edgbaston.
Community networking is a long term, evidence-based approach to supporting people of all ages (e.g. living with disabilities, mental health issues, older people etc) and their families/carers to build and pursue their personal vision for a good life and to stay strong, safe and connected to their communities as contributing citizens. Community networking will complement the changes Birmingham Council have made its community and Social Work offer to adults.
Community networking is all about inclusion, contribution, individual and family resilience; citizenship for all people in our communities.
As a Community Networking Support Officer, you will be responsible for developing a pivotal community network support lead role to enable a point of contact for people in their community to develop wealth of knowledge of resources available within each community; and be available for short-term support, information, advice or connections to Community networking resources. Part of this will be linking with Health Link workers and working with partners to ensure that citizens have the most appropriate people working to support them at the most appropriate times. You will be expected to have familiarity with local assets and possess the ability to signpost and support citizens in their areas of identified need through conversations.
You will be responsible for building some long-term relationships with a number of individuals who may be facing complex life situations, along with their families and carers.
You will be supporting them to;
- identify their personal strengths, goals and needs,
- develop and use personal and Community networks
- build their personal resilience, reducing their need for, or dependency on, formal services i.e. local authority funded care, wherever possible
Considerations for applicant:
- If you are successful and contacted for interview, please can you keep the following date free It is Thursday 26th November for Group/written work as part of the recruitment assessment process.
- Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information
- If successful, we will be looking for you to be immediately available to commence in role
For informal enquiries, please contact:
Business Analyst Projects Support to Julia Parfitt
Phone number: 07860906516
Email Address: Beverley.E.Warmington@birmingham.gov.uk
We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken
Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non-UK and non EU applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) before any employment offer can be confirmed.
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