Social Care Assessment Officer
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Closed for applications on 21/02/2019 22:59
£23,866 - £27,358 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Social Care - Adult Service
Newcastle upon Tyne
37 hours per week.
An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic person to join the Shared Lives Team. The team is committed to person-centred practice to promote independence, wellbeing and choice for service users and carers whilst addressing assessed needs.
You will be expected to support with the recruitment, assessment, training and ongoing skills development of Shared Lives carer, while monitoring the progress of Shared Lives placements through regular visits.
You will also need to maintain a consistently high standard of service to clients by monitoring the standards of service provided, giving timely, constructive feedback to address performance gaps. Also, feedback, concerns or comments to the relevant care management, professionals or safeguarding teams.
You will also be required to clearly evidence the standard of care provided by Shared Lives Carers and record this on Carefirst.
You will ideally have some experience of work within adult social care and have knowledge of the Care Act, it would be an expectation that you would be willing to undertake further training to enhance your skills.
Professional support, supervision and appraisal is provided by the Team Manager. The work base is at Castle Dene.
We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.
Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk.
As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.
This job is closed for applications.