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Community Connector

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Buxton Childrens Services Area Office, Kents Bank Road, Buxton
Salary details
Grade 8 £27,507 - £29,418 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Due to finite project 12 months from start date
37 hours per week
Closing Date
28 July 2024

We are seeking people who are passionate about working with Adults and Young people from the age of 14 years upwards who have a learning disability and/or who are autistic and have experience either on a personal or professional level of learning disability and/or Autism and the effects of disability and its impacts and barriers.

  • The successful candidate will be required to work with and alongside people and their families to find and create meaningful and sustainable opportunities for the person within their local communities. To connect clients to opportunities that will enable them to live the most independent lives where they want to live and how they want to live.
  • To meet their individual aspirations whilst building stronger relationships within their localities using a thriving community approach.
  • To link individuals up to opportunities in their area to help prevent isolation to support inclusion and community diversity including work and volunteering. To develop new and maintain relationships/friendships during the day, evenings, and weekends.
  • To be actively involved in promoting digital solutions to enable people to be more independent and to narrow the digital divide.

The position also requires the successful candidate/s to have knowledge of their communities and to work with and alongside other professionals as well as the private and voluntary sector providers and local organisations and businesses and community groups/resources.

This is a fast-paced service which will require the successful candidate will to be highly motivated, innovative, and creative, having good interpersonal and communication skills on all levels. Good time management is required to meet the demands of a growing case load and you will be expected to work flexibly. There is also a need for knowledge and skills in and around IT systems.

Employees have access to a range of benefits and discounts including: 

  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave per year (rising to 30 days after 5 years continuous service) plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata). 
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Paid travel expenses if required to travel to other sites
  • Smarter travel scheme including access to the cycle to work scheme
  • Supportive management and team
  • Access to our in-house occupational services which also includes free eye tests, physiotherapy and counselling
  • Derbyshire rewards – offering hundreds of discounts and cashback 

More details on the benefits of working for the council can be found on our reward and recognition page here

Provisional Interview Date: 5th and 6th August 2024

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

The job may require unsocial hours working including weekends and Bank Holidays. Payment arrangements will be detailed in any contract offer made.

Saturday and Sunday hours will be paid at plain time where it is part of your normal working pattern unless it is between 7pm and 7am, where enhanced rates of pay apply. Enhanced pay rates are paid for Bank Holiday working.

Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career with us! By joining Derbyshire County Council you will have access to a range of amazing rewards and employee benefits, including our generous annual leave scheme, excellent local government pension and fantastic employee discounts. To discover more detail about the rewards and benefits available to you, click here