Senior Community Assessment & Support Officer - Internal

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Adults & Health
Adults Social Care Operation
Social Care - Adults
Dewsbury and surrounding areas
£12,741 - £13,521 for 18.5 hours

Internally restricted job. To apply for this job you must be an employee of the Council for the duration of the recruitment process – up to and including the start date. You must also be a substantive employee (or an employee with 12 months continuous service or more) of the Council or an Apprentice. Please note that if you work for an Academy you are not an employee of the Council.

As a Senior Community Assessment and Support Officer you will support people with assessing their needs and help them to identify the outcomes they wish to achieve. This may include supporting them to determine how these outcomes can best be met. This will be formulated through the completion of a Support Plan. To ensure people continue to achieve their objectives and meet their needs you will also at times undertake reviews of their needs or support the person through discharge from hospital or intermediate care services.

Requirements for this job:

  • Experience of working in a caring environment in a paid or unpaid capacity with a relevant service group.
  • An understanding of legislation, procedures etc. relating to the relevant service user group.
  • You need to be able to work as part of an integrated team which is fast paced, demanding and have an ability to work autonomously
  • Self- allocate cases
  • Have good communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate literacy, numeracy and computer skills to complete assessments and correspondence, complete financial statements and keep accurate records.
  • IT skills to be able to maintain accurate electronic records.
  • An understanding of the differing physical and emotional needs pertaining to the specific user group.
  • You will receive regular supervision from your line manager and have the support of other team members. As a Senior Community Assessment and Support Officer you will be expected to share learning and provide mentoring to new or less experienced members of the team.

Travel is an essential part of this job and therefore it would be extremely difficult for you to do your job effectively if you did not use a car for all or most of the time. It is essential that you hold a full and valid driving licence and it is expected that you will either use a council vehicle or your own car.

01 November 2020, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
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.

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