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Assessment Officer - Adults (Gr 7)

  • Location:

    Sutton, London

  • Sector:

    Adult Social Work

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  • Salary:

    Up to £16.28 per hour

  • Contact:

    Umayr Panchbhaya

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  • Published:

    7 days ago

  • Duration:

    11 months

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We're looking for a suitable Assessment Officer to maximise an individual's potential independence by undertaking assessment, recommendations, rehabilitation techniques, equipment, adaptations, support planning and review for vulnerable and disabled people in the community, within the legislative framework, policies, and guidance for services.

Job Role:

1. The job holder will report to the Team Manager (or delegated officer), who oversees the day-to-day management of the assessment officers' team. Professional supervision is provided by a Clinical Occupational Therapist and/or a Principal Social Worker (or delegated professional).

2. The post holder will collaborate with other Council directorates, health services, housing services, and voluntary organisations, as well as the independent sector, to ensure that all duties and responsibilities are carried out to professional standards and in accordance with the Council's policies, procedures, and legislative framework. The incumbent of this position will be expected to maintain a working understanding of adult social services law, rules, and advice.

3. As a team member, you will contribute to the growth of the service by participating in the business planning process, establishing performance indicators, and defining service goals. Work within the company plan's boundaries but use professional judgement in the day-to-day operations and execution of great customer service in collaboration with the team and professional management.

4. Execution of service activities and workload management to ensure that the desired outcomes for customers and the Council are met within agreed-upon service standards.

5. Identifying and implementing changes in one's own work area in order to provide consumers with continual service improvement and better outcomes.

6. Communicate with consumers to discuss service needs and address issues. * Maintain current knowledge of policy, law, and contractual requirements, as well as ongoing professional development, to ensure that service delivery is efficient and compliant with applicable rules.

Knowledge and experience:

* NVQ level 3 or demonstrate relevant experience of working with vulnerable people/families/carers.

* Knowledge of legislation relevant to statutory and non-statutory organisations in the field of disability and of current issues affecting the provision of Community Care Services.

* Knowledge of a wide range of disabilities and assessment systems.

* Knowledge of the adaptation process, including the ability to prepare feasibility sketch plans, awareness of the building stages and approvals to achieve a completed adaptation.