Older people and physical disability vacancies

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Find out about the types of registered and non-registered roles we have in our older people and physical disability service.

We offer a range of professionally qualified roles in our older people and physical disability service including:

Our in-house service

We provide short term care services for older people, people with dementia and adults with physical disabilities, helping them to live independently in the own homes. We also pay care homes and homecare agencies to provide care for vulnerable adults.

We aim to enable people to live at home independently rather than moving them to a care home or going into hospital.

For those who cannot live at home safely, we provide short stay services in care centres across Kent. These services help people regain the ability to look after themselves, return home and live independently.

We have registered care centres in:

  • Folkestone
  • Gravesend
  • Margate
  • Sandwich
  • Sheerness
  • Tenterden.

Find out more about our vacancies

To provide reablement programmes, emergency support and short term accommodation, we work with:

  • community nurses
  • doctors
  • occupational therapists
  • physiotherapists.

Find out more about our enablement support worker vacancies

Roles

Case officers

Case officers work with our social workers and occupational therapists to promote independence and support other registered practitioners on client focussed tasks and activities. As part of a multi-professional team, case officers will work with other relevant organisations to provide a partnership approach to delivering care and support.

Under the direction of registered staff, case officers are expected to assess and review adults’ needs for social care. They will develop care and support plans with adults based on their needs and preferred lifestyle choices. Case officers work with people to promote their independence and give them access to other resources which can help them live without social care. For people who need long term social care and support, case officers will work with social care providers to achieve agreed outcomes. Case officers also support a range of work in our social work and safeguarding functions, ensuring that adults are protected from harm in a timely and effective manner.

As a case officer you will:

  • be a part of a friendly, supportive team with access to regular training and development opportunities
  • have the opportunity to work across a range of social care teams and functions, with the appropriate support and guidance
  • work with colleagues from other organisations, including Health and District Councils, to provide a partnership approach to care and support
  • make a positive difference to the lives of older people or those with a physical disability, who may not know about the support and resources that are available to them and the community
  • help older people and people with a physical disability to be as independent as possible

It is possible to progress to qualified, registered practitioner level through our qualification support routes, including apprenticeship degrees when available next year.

To become a case officer, you will need:

  • GCSE level education or equivalent, demonstrating numeracy and literacy.
  • Level 2 (working towards Level 3) Diploma in Health and Social Care or demonstration of equivalent experience/knowledge.
  • an interest in helping and supporting people to achieve what is important to them
  • good communication and interpersonal skills
  • values that align with person-centred care and support
  • good organisational skills, IT literacy and an ability to produce reports and accurate records

Starting salary for case officers is £21,790 to £24,790 per annum

Business support roles

We have a range of business support roles from an Administration Assistant through to Business Support Managers, providing proactive support to deliver adult social care. Our business support roles can develop skills and provide experience working in adult social care. Many of our staff progress on to other roles and develop their careers.

You will be expected to respond to telephone calls from clients, their carers, care providers and family members. You will handle incoming enquiries and liaise with our teams of social workers and occupational therapists, as well as supporting independence practitioners, safeguarding and case officers. You will also maintain accurate records, run reports, organise and minute meetings.

While working in business support you will:

  • be a part of a friendly and supportive team with regular training and development opportunities
  • have the opportunity to support a diverse range of social care teams and functions, with the appropriate support and guidance
  • make a positive difference to the lives of older or those with a physical disability, through supporting the delivery of adult social care and the community
  • help older people and people with a physical disability to be as independent as possible by working with and supporting our teams and managers.

It is possible to progress to other roles and develop your career through our qualification support routes, including apprenticeships, apprenticeship degrees and other qualifications

To work in business support you will need:

  • GCSE level education or equivalent
  • NVQ2 in Administration or equivalent
  • willingness to work towards NVQ3 in Administration or equivalent if required
  • an interest in helping and supporting people to achieve what is important to them
  • good communication and interpersonal skills
  • values that align with providing high quality care and support
  • good organisational skills, IT literacy and ability to produce reports and accurate records

Starting salary in business support is £15,628 to £24,790 per annum (salary dependent on experience)