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Social Care Assessor - Continuing Healthcare Team

Location: Countywide (various location, mostly home working)

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Location North Yorkshire
Hours per-week 37
Salary £30,451- £35,745
Job description

Social Care Assessor - Continuing Healthcare Team

Location: Countywide (various location, mostly home working)

Salary: £30,451- £35,745

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract: permanent

Would you like to join a successful team who are making a significant impact to the people of North Yorkshire?

Following a successful pilot, we are now looking to establish a permanent team who will support Continuing Healthcare assessments, in partnership with our Health colleagues.

The role will largely be completed on a remote basis unless face to face assessment are needed, therefore location can be flexible.

The team will be managed by a dedicated team manager, and as we recognise the value of multi-professional teams, will include roles such as; Social Workers, including Mental Health Social Workers, Social Care Coordinators and Occupational Therapists.

You will be instrumental in supporting improved outcomes for people who require assessments for Continuing Healthcare. As a worker in this team, you will support all assessments and decision making regarding Continuing Healthcare assessments. You will case manage a caseload where there are joint package arrangements between social care and health, completing timely reviews to ensure the persons needs and outcomes are met appropriately.

You will have become a specialist in the field of Continuing Healthcare, supporting people and their families through the assessment process and sharing your skills and knowledge with the wider Health and Adults Services Directorate.

As a social care assessor you will be responsible for undertaking a range of asset and strength based assessments and interventions to ensure that adults with care and support needs and carers achieve their desired outcomes and wellbeing.  You will determine eligibility for adult social care service set against the national standard, working with adults with care and support needs and carers to develop personalised care and support plans that represent best value.  You will ensure that adults with care and support needs and carers are safe from harm and when harm or abuse is identified ensuring the safety of the person and undertake the relevant safeguarding enquiries.

We would love to hear from you if you have experience of assessments under the Care Act 2014, in the completion of NHS CHC Checklist tool, and being part of a Multi-disciplinary team to complete the Decision Support Tool. We would welcome applications from assessors with specific experience in supporting people with complex mental health issues or people with learning disabilities, although this is not essential to the position. We would also specifically value Occupational Therapy within the team and the unique perspective and dual social care & health training that the profession brings.

We value the specialist knowledge this team has, and we support the team with daily catch ups and specific practice sessions so there are lots of opportunities to support your continued professional development as well as to ensure you have peers available to seek advice and support from.

We have established strong relationships with our NHS partners and we work jointly to create the right pathways and processes for the team.

The team is demonstrating a real difference, and we have shown we can improve the outcomes for people who receive our support. The team will continue to have a key role in the development and shaping the future for the CHC Service within NYCC.

The team works alongside our NHS colleagues Monday to Thursday 08.30 to 17:00 & Friday 08:30 to 16:30, and we offer flexibility within the hours of work which can be discussed and considered.

At present the team is not required to work weekends but this may be subject to change in the future should the service require it to do so.

This is a pivotal supporting role in North Yorkshire, and we have various offices available throughout North Yorkshire- so wherever you are currently located, we can work with you to organise the most practical office base for you. We are also currently working remotely, and can offer a variety or remote working and office working as offices in North Yorkshire begin to reopen.

North Yorkshire offers significant scale compared with the vast majority of other local authority areas, providing a unique opportunity to take your career in variety of directions. We can also offer you a wide range of benefits including generous annual leave entitlement, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and to our employee benefits scheme ‘Everybody Benefits’ and commitment to staff training and development.

To be eligible for this post you will require a professional social care qualification and registration with Social Work England. You will also require an enhanced DBS.

We would encourage you to have an informational conversation with the recruiting manager before applying. Please contact Karen Alexander on 01609 798741.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Key dates:

Closing date: 26th September

Shortlisting date: 27th-29th September

Interview date5th or 12th October