The Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Physical Disability service for younger adults, working in our PD North Team, our nominal office base is in Basingstoke. In addition to this we have a similar role with the PD Central Team, nominal base is in Romsey. Both roles are Temporary for 12 months.

The service is made up of three teams working with adults with physical disabilities and long term conditions as part of the wider Younger Adults service.

In this role you will work collaboratively with partner agencies to promote the independence and improve the wellbeing of younger adults with physical disabilities living in the community. Working in accordance with social care legislation and local government requirements, informed by the values and principles of social care, you will be supporting in the delivery of person centred, safe and effective social care services, demonstrating excellent strength based practice.

Our priority is to safeguard the most vulnerable and to be as efficient as possible, whilst utilising the opportunities afforded by closer working with partner agencies, working proactively to promote seamless transitions in care and safe living within the community. You will have excellent case management skills or relevant transferable skills, as well as risk assessment skills. The ability to work in partnership with individuals to identify their care and support needs is vital to the role and will draw upon your excellent communication skills.

We offer a supportive team environment where you will give and receive support and encouragement in equal measure. You will receive regular supervision by experienced practitioners who have excellent operational understanding and who understand our unique local challenges. Professional development is supported and encouraged through training opportunities.

Working across a wide geographical area, the teams will work in a mobile and flexible way, making best use of home-working, HCC hubs and drop-ins. As such, you will need to be confident in working autonomously and willing to embrace full use of digital technology.

We understand the demands and emotional challenges of the job. That is why we provide our team members with a positive, safe and supportive working environment. Alongside this we prioritise regular supervision and exclusive Continuous Professional Development opportunities. This includes accessing a variety of training programmes appropriate to your job role.

What we can offer you:
Hampshire County Council recognises the outstanding contribution our staff make. Apart from a rewarding career you will also benefit from a healthy employment benefits package including competitive annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays, flexible working opportunities, access to the local government pension scheme and employee loans for travel costs.

Additional Information:

Case Worker – PD North & Central –

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

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