Case Officer - 26+ Community Learning Disability Team
Secure the future of Kent’s adults with a learning disability.
Working with adults who have a learning disability and their support networks, our staff are committed to ensuring every member of our community is safeguarded and supported to achieve their best outcomes, in accordance with the Care Act 2014. The Community Learning Disability Team is part of the Lifespan Pathway and supports people aged over 26 with a learning disability.
We are unique in Kent in that we already work in an Alliance with our NHS colleagues. This means that we work in integrated teams with Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Learning Disability Nurses, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Mental Health/Learning Disability Nurses. This gives us the opportunity to intervene and provide care and treatment quickly and effectively to those who need it most.
We are looking for a person who is able to use a person-centred approach to assess, monitor and review the support needs of service users and support them to make choices about their lives.
You will be committed to working in partnership with service users, carers and provider agencies and to the objectives of Valuing People Now; you will also have a basic knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act.
You will have a basic knowledge of safeguarding procedures and protocols and how these apply to people with Learning Disabilities.
As part of our Staff Care Package, we offer an excellent internal training programme and external training opportunities and actively seek to support employees to develop their skills.
This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.
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About the Company
KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.
Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.