Case Officer, Learning Disability Specialism

Location UK / Armagh

Job Type Temporary full-time

Salary £20000 - 30000

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1434165

 Job Description

To hold a caseload of LD participants, acting as case officer and managing their action plan activities.


The Cedar Foundation is seeking to recruit the following staff member:

Case Officer REF: 19-098-CO-LDS-WEB

The Cedar foundation deliver a range of services centred around the individual needs of each person and enabling people with disabilities to get the most out of life and to be fully included in their communities.

We support adults with disabilities who are keen to build employability skills and experience to be work ready, then moving into a paid job, college course or volunteering on leaving. Specialist physical disability, ASD and brain injury support is available and tailored to each individual and their needs. Inclusion Works is person-centred, encouraging and supporting individuals to design their own programmes around their needs and aspirations, building confidence and independence. Following initial assessments, participants will build an action plan, drawn from a menu of choices to address their personal barriers and agree solutions to meet their employability and inclusion goals.

To hold a caseload of LD participants, acting as case officer and managing their action plan activities.
To both deliver in-house specialist personal development sessions and source external training / employment / social inclusion activities that lead to sustainable outcomes.
To work in close partnership with Learning Disability teams as the key referral source

Hours: 37 Hours per Week
Contract: Temporary
Location: Southern Health & Social Care Trust
Office Base: Cedar Foundation, Suite 4 A’Tek building Edenaveys Industrial Estate, Newry Road, Armagh BT60 1EN
Salary: 3 point incremental scale starting on £22,462 pro rata

Essential Criteria: 
QCF level 5/ Degree or equivalent level in a relevant discipline such as Health & Social Care
Minimum of 1 paid years’ experience in the direct provision of education, training or support

OR

QCF 3 or equivalent in a relevant discipline
Minimum of 3 paid years’ experience as above

Proficiency in IT skills, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
Hold a full current driving licence valid for use in the UK and Ireland and
have access to a car on appointment*

*This criterion will be waived in the case of a suitable applicant who has a disability which prohibits them from driving but who is able to organise suitable alternative arrangements in order to meet the requirements of the post in full.

Benefits

  • Starting on 20 days annual leave pro rata plus Cedar recognises 12 statutory days
  • Cedar offer an enhanced auto-enrolment pension scheme consisting of 5% employee contribution and 4% employer contribution
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme
  • Annual incremental pay increases on a 3 point salary scale
  • Investor in People Champion with commitment to development of the staff team through training and learning opportunities
  • Staff recognition & reward incentives aligned to high standards of performance
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Cashback health scheme with Westfield Health for Staff and their dependants
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THE CEDAR FOUNDATION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER