Care Navigator

Adults & Health
Adults Social Care Operation
Social Care - Adults
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
12 Months
Grade 6/7
£19,554 - £23,836

This job is temporary for up to 12 months due to specific funding.

Appointment to be made at Grade 7 £22,462

This job is internally restricted. 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. Please confirm you meet this requirement.  

Are you an enthusiastic, flexible and motivated individual who can work within a fast-paced environment? Do you love a challenge and want to be part of a forward thinking, fast-moving and dynamic organisation?

Then this could be the role for you!

We are looking to recruit to a 37 hour Care Navigator post. The successful candidate will work closely with the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary Frailty Team and A&E staff to avoid hospital admissions and reducing hospital length of stay. You will support people to return home as a first resort and to maintain their independence with creative support packages. This might include assistive technology/other pieces of equipment, providing timely information/advice or sourcing assessed services and alternative community provision.

Whilst you will be primarily based in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, you may be expected to work out in the community, or from home on occasion.

There is an expectation that you will carry a small caseload. You will also be expected to keep a record of key performance indicators and report on the success of the role.

Individually tailored induction will be offered to the successful candidate.

28 June 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.
To apply for this job as a secondment you must be a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and have successfully completed your probation period.  

Applications for secondments will only be accepted if approved by your manager, you will be asked to confirm on your application form that you have the relevant permission.  

If you are refused permission to apply for a secondment please contact HR Recruitment to register the refusal.
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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This vacancy is closed to applications.