Direct Care has been established to support adults, and those with a disability, to enjoy active lives and remain independent within their homes and communities. Our services offer choice, support opportunity and independence, and help people get the best out of life.
Our vision is simple. To make a real difference to the people and communities we serve. Now, and for the future. This means safeguarding the vulnerable, creating opportunities, building self-reliance and keeping Buckinghamshire thriving and attractive. All whilst ensuring that we’re delivering value for money.
Our local communities are at the heart of everything we do and they really rely on the work we do. Whether it’s new roads being built, helping parents get their children a school place or providing essential support to vulnerable children or elderly residents, what we do touches the lives of everyone in Buckinghamshire. Take a look at our Strategic Plan which sets out our aims and priorities until 2020.
About the role
To provide personal and practical short term support to people in their own homes to help them maximise their independence at home and in the community.
To work with clients’ families and/or carers and others so that clients’ independence can be maintained and improved.
To work with clients in an enabling way to encourage and support them with personal care and all day-to-day activities working towards agreed goals within support plans.
To review, monitor and report on clients’ progress against goals.
To work in a way that respects clients’ dignity and confidentiality and to take responsibility for raising any concerns about quality and safety in a swift and appropriate way.
To take responsibility for learning and applying learning in relation to good practice.
The successful candidates will be helpful, co-operative and positive in everything do.
You will have the motivation and willingness to provide practical and hands-on support for people in a dignified, caring and respectful way with the goal of improving their lives.
With clear and effective communication skills with the ability to listen, influence and encourage giving and receiving feedback constructively.
You will have the ability to solve problems and use initiative in a safe way to influence positive outcomes for clients and to work independently in the community and take responsibility where appropriate.
These positions will be to cover areas south of the county such as Amersham, High Wycombe and Slough.
Please see the job description for further information.
Buckinghamshire County Council is entering one of the most exciting periods of change in its history. We’re looking to become a more agile, commercial and digitally-focussed organisation. The aim? Benefit our residents and shape our county for the future. With substantial investment in place, we now need people who are determined to make this transformation happen. In return, we offer some of the best benefits around. Everything from a good work-life balance and flexible working to discounted public transport and sports centre membership.
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