Community Assessment & Support Officer (CASO) - Hospital Discharge & Assessment Team

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Adults & Health
Adults Social Care Operation
Dewsbury and surrounding areas, Wakefield and surrounding areas
£25,409 - £26,845

In Kirklees we aim to deliver high quality personalised services. Working in Social Care is a challenging but rewarding job. With your help people can remain independent for longer and have choice and control in the care they receive.

The Team

The Hospital Assessment & Discharge Team undertakes initial assessments, reviews and safeguarding enquiries for vulnerable people and their carers in the hospital. We work with adults over the age of 18 with physical and sensory disabilities and mental health needs.

To provide an excellent customer focused service we use a high-quality, strengths-based approach. This minimises the distress experienced by service users and ensures good outcomes are achieved.

The Role

Working in a busy hospital setting you will be responsible for supporting individuals to manage their needs through the assessment process. They are in-patients at the hospital who may or may not be known to Social Care. An essential part of the role will be to work on the wards to assess Kirklees patients.

You will be part of a team who attend multi-disciplinary meetings, this will include link working with particular wards. You will facilitate safe discharges from the hospital, with appropriate support from Deputy Team Managers.

As part of a team, you will respond to urgent and critical situations.

In order to be successful in this role you will:

  • Have experience of working in a social care environment including offering Information, advice and guidance to people.
  • Have an awareness of relevant legislation pertaining to Adult Social Care.
  • Have an understanding of the differing requirements of people with a wide range of communication and other complex needs.
  • Have a standard of literacy and numeracy to be able to complete financial assessments, keep up-to-date records, write assessment, support plans and reports, correspondence and collate information.
  • Have an awareness of a range of equality issues and their impact on service delivery.
  • Work as a member of a team, in a multi-disciplinary setting and build strong professional relationships.
  • Work across both Dewsbury District Hospital & Pinderfields General Hospital.
  • Work in partnership with Mid Yorkshire Trust and other partner agencies whilst acknowledging the parameters and restraints within the respective organisations.

Working pattern:

You will be on a rolling rota working 5-days over a 7-day period including public holidays. You will have Thursday off prior to working at the weekend, and Tuesday off after working the weekend.

What can we offer?

  • Generous annual leave entitlement.
  • Friendly and supportive team environment.
  • Ongoing training and career development.
  • Excellent pension scheme.
  • Discounts with local and national retailers.
  • We offer a wide range of well-being initiatives including a cycle to work scheme and discounted KAL membership.

If you have any questions about the role please contact Elaine Bartle (Team Manager) at

Closing date: 1st January 2023.

Interview date(s): 24th January 2023.

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and we encourage applications from people with all differing abilities. So, if you need any support completing an application form, or any other format for the application or Job Description please contact the Recruitment Team for help by email: or phone: 01484 221000 and ask for ‘Recruitment’.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

01 January 2023, 11:55 PM

Important Information

This vacancy is closed to applications.