Support Officer Posted 8 months ago - Expired 8 months ago
We deliver a 24/7 Careline and Response Service to 3000 customers, and Support Services to 2000 customers to help them maintain independent living in their own home, and we have an exciting opportunity to further enhance our position as a leading provider of these services in Derbyshire.
You will provide support to vulnerable and older adults in accordance with the principles of the dignity and respect agenda, to assist them to sustain independent living in their own homes, identifying support needs and risks through completing person centred assessments, and making referrals to appropriate agencies or services to ensure their needs are identified and assessed.
You must have excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with vulnerable people of all ages and cognitive ability, and an understanding of the needs of older and vulnerable people.
You must have a current drivers licence and access to a vehicle during working hours, and be able to work on your own initiative, with minimal supervision. You should ideally have experience of using computer systems and must have the ability to accurately input and extract information from IT systems, completing accurate, clear and concise reports.
Working in local government is a highly satisfying and rewarding experience in many ways.
In return for the contribution you’ll make to our local community, you’ll enjoy an excellent range of benefits and the possibility of flexible working options, plus learning and development opportunities which will offer the chance to progress your career further.
Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.
CV's are not accepted, please apply online.
Provisional interview date: 30 May 2018