Independence & Wellbeing Worker- Informal Carers

Posted on 21 January 2022

  • DirectorateBHCC: Health & Adult Social Care
  • LocationBartholomew House
  • Salary£25,481 - £27,041
  • ContractPermanent
  • Closing DateThis vacancy has closed

Job Summary
Job reference orbis/TP/648/19026
Positions available 1
Working hours 37
Closing date This vacancy has closed
Job category Social Work - Adults
Organisation Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

Are you passionate about supporting people and want to make a real difference?

An exciting opportunity has become available to work under our new Early Help Services in Adult Social Care for one Independence and Wellbeing Worker to support main informal (unpaid) carers and the people they care for. The role will involve face to face visits to people living in the community to maximise rapid identification of risks and eligible support needs. This role is central to the Care Act 2014 and has a focus on providing support which will prevent, reduce or delay the need for long term care and support and maximise the Wellbeing of those assessed.

It is a great time to join us as we look to continue to improve our integrated service offer to our residents, you would have the opportunity to contribute to this work.

1 post is available at 37 hrs a week. Opportunity for 4 hours overtime a week to meet service requirements when demand is required, for which you will be paid enhancements.

Interview date: TBC

For an informal discussion, please contact (Sarah Gerrard) - (Operations Manager) on 01273 292560.

About the role

The post holder will be part of the The Carers Team with Adult Social Care and Health’s Access Point. Your focus will be on assessing the needs of the informal carer and joint working with the Carers Centre to begin them on their support journey towards greater wellbeing and resilience to maintain their caring role. You will provide creative and preventative interventions including Personal Budgets, daily living equipment and assistive technologies as part of wider social care assessments to support both the informal carer and the person they care for. You will provide practical support and identify appropriate referrals and interventions to promote or maintain independence and well-being. Management of risk and identification of timely interventions which can promote independence is key to this role. 

Experience of working for Adult Social Care within the community is essential. An understanding of the needs of carers and the ‘strengths based’ approach to support is fundamental. An appreciation of the role of daily living equipment and technology is important but full training on the Enhanced Assessor role and Telecare interventions will be provided.

Our ethos here in Brighton & Hove is to put our clients at the centre of everything we do and we actively encourage staff within the team to work together with other colleagues across the wider Adult Social Care service so that we can better meet the needs of our clients.

We can also offer you a range of benefits including:

  • a comprehensive induction programme
  • a manageable caseload
  • the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills
  • regular supportive team meetings
  • one-to-one supervision meetings
  • bi-annual appraisal
  • a career average pension scheme
  • generous holiday of 25 days a year
  • paid mileage expenses plus
  • a range of other staff benefits

As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

Regulations now require all staff who undertake work within CQC registered care homes to be fully vaccinated against Covid 19, unless they satisfy one of the medical/legal exemptions.  Being fully vaccinated or being medically/legally exempt will be a condition of your employment and you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status or medical/legal exemption as part of the recruitment process for this role

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).

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