Social Care Assessor (Ref.2856)

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • £24,432 To: £27,514 per annum

Social Care Assessor – Newton Abbot Community Health and Social Care Team (Older People focus)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Social Care Assessor position in the Newton Abbot Community Health and Social Care Team

The Newton Abbot Community Health and Social Care Team

The Adult Social Care service operating in the Newton Abbot locality forms part of the integrated Newton Abbot Health and Social Care Team consisting of Adult Social Care, Community Nursing, Community Therapy, Intermediate Care, and Pharmacy. All disciplines within the team promote a person-centred and partnership approach to ensure we achieve the best possible outcomes for all adults, and their carers, within our locality.

The Newton Abbot integrated team supports adults living across Newton Abbot and surrounding areas. The office base is presently in Sherbourne House in Newton Abbot. Currently a combination of office based and home working arrangements are in place, in line with Devon County Council guidance.

The Adult Social Care service includes a team of Social Care Assessors, Social Workers, Experienced Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Team Managers. It is a busy team and case work is varied often requiring us to be flexible. The Older People Focus team works closely with the Disability Focus team to ensure the service we provide meets the needs of our local community.

Social Care Assessor

The Social Care Assessor role is a great opportunity for someone who wishes to develop their skills, knowledge, and experience within the Adult Social Care sector. This role would suit those considering professional development such as undertaking an apprenticeship or Social Work degree. You will receive a comprehensive induction and be supported through regular 1:1 supervision, appraisal, regular team meetings and access to learning and development opportunities.

We have two roles advertised; one which will focus on working with older people and one which will support with working with people with physical and/or learning disabilities 18-65, and people with mental health needs. Both telephone and face to face assessments will be required.

The role will require you to complete care and support needs assessments and develop and review personalised care and support arrangements, in accordance with the Care Act 2014. You will support people to promote independence and apply an asset-based approach which seeks to optimise opportunities for people to reduce and delay their need for formal care and support. You will be responsible for the co-ordination of care and support arrangements and will work closely with adults with care and support needs, their carers, care providers, and other services to support adults to achieve their outcomes and promote their safety and wellbeing. You will be supported to complete mental capacity assessments and contribute towards gathering information relating to Safeguarding Concerns and Safeguarding Enquiries when appropriate. You will be expected to work well individually and prioritise your own caseload as well as work as part of a team.

You will support with the team’s duty function which involves taking a variety of contacts and referrals, providing advice and information, co-ordinating immediate care and support arrangements, working in partnership with other agencies, and making onward referrals.

We are looking for applicants who will be confident in working with people in sometimes difficult situations, their carers, and other professionals.  You will have experience of working in a health or social care environment and have a good understanding of human needs.  You will also ideally have experience of undertaking assessments and eligibility criteria.

Working hours are:

Monday to Thursday: 09:00-17:00

Friday: 09:00 – 16:30

Part time hours will be considered.

Devon County Council has a flexible working policy.

Currently a combination of office based and home working arrangements are in place, in line with Devon County Council guidance. Due to the large geographic and rural nature of this area you will need to be able to drive and have access to transport.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.

Happy to Talk Flexible Working.

Information about Working for Devon.

This role requires a DBS disclosure.

This role is subject to Disqualification from Caring for Children (England) Regulations 2002 check.

Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Job Applicants Privacy Notice

Please contact Leigh Richardson (Team Manager) to discuss this role in more detail: 07974 912849 or Leigh.richardson@devon.gov.uk

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Job Details

  • OrganisationDevon County Council
  • Work LocationDevon
  • Work Postcode

    TQ12 2PF


  • Reference

    REQ002856


  • Occupational GroupSocial Care & Health


  • Salary Details

    £24,432 To: £27,514 per annum


  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    37

  • Closing Date

    24/06/2022

  • DBS Check Required

    Yes