Social Care Assessor (ref.4266)
- Full Time
- £26,357 - £29,439 per annum, pro rata
Fulltime, 37 hours per week
We are seeking applications for a social care assessor to join the Exeter West Community Health and Social Care Team.
This role would suit someone looking for a fast paced and varied role that will include the completion of strengths based social care assessments, co-ordination of care, placements and ongoing social care support. There is a requirement to support CHC applications, an expectation to undertake Mental Capacity Assessments and become involved with Best Interest decisions and support Court of Protection applications.
The role of the Social Care Assessor will undertake work to assess those discharged from acute and community hospitals within 4 weeks to ensure timely and accurate placements or ensure safe return to the community. You will be required to raise safeguarding adult concerns where necessary. You will be working as part of the wider Community Health and Social Care Team, consisting of Experienced Social Workers, Social Care Assessors, Occupational Therapists and Community Nurses.
The nature of this work requires you to be highly organised with strong recording skills and in turn you will receive excellent support in a busy and friendly team. You will become familiar with key policies and legislation and help to ensure the Local Authority is meeting its duties and responsibilities under The Care Act and other frameworks. You will attend training on safeguarding and other essential areas of practice.
You will have had experience in working with people in sometimes difficult situations, their carers, other professionals, and with managing conflict. You will build on communication skills and become effective communicating both verbally and through written formats.
You will have developed skills in managing and prioritising your workload individually and work well as part of a caring and hardworking team.
You will have good time management skills and be able to work under pressure. You need to be IT literate and willing to develop your skills. You will be committed to equality and diversity, to good customer service, and to achieving positive outcomes for vulnerable people.
The role would provide an excellent opportunity for anyone who is looking to progress their social care career.