Akton Recruitment are working with the Local Authorities to fill a contract position for a Care Co-Ordinator based in a hospital Social Work team.
As an effective Care Coordinator you will proactively undertake assessment and reassessments for adults who are referred to the locality integrated care teams, supporting and assisting vulnerable people to live independently as possible.
To undertake and co-ordinate needs led assessment and provide effective care management for adult service users and their carers based on service criteria drawing on relevant information from different sources.
- To carry out assessment and review, of user and carer needs in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.
- To carry through the assessment process and to formulate outcome plans from which Individual care packages can be identified and implemented to meet assessed needs for users and carers.
- To commission services identified as necessary by the outcomes plan and to co-ordinate and monitor the care plan under agreed timescales.
- To liaise with other agencies and gather information so that community care needs can be identified and acted upon.
- Complete checklists and Decision Support Tools alongside our colleagues in health as part of the continuing health care requirements. This also includes offering support to services users close to end of life.
- To negotiate the appropriate care package with relevant providers and where necessary represent the service user.
- To give advice and assistance to users and their carers in accordance with policy and procedure with regard to the financial aspects of the service provided.
- To provide advice to service users and carers on how to obtain welfare benefits advice.
- To go out at short notice alongside the social workers to deal with safeguarding cases, this includes monitor previous safeguarding referrals as part of care management process; it can also involve acting as Appropriate Adults when requested by the Police.
- To convene and co-ordinate appropriate community care planning meetings and to chair community care reviews as determined by the responsible Team Manager.
- To prepare written comprehensive outcomes plans for relevant panels and reports.
- To maintain appropriate records in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Directorate.
- To undertake training as necessary to ensure up to date knowledge and skills relevant to the tasks outlined in the job specification.
- To comply with responsibilities under Health and Safety policy and procedures.
- To comply with and implement all Council policies and procedures.
- To perform other duties as reasonably fall within the scope and responsibilities of this post.
- To comply with an expectation that the postholder will participate fully in supervision/appraisal and programmes of staff development.
- Enhanced DBS
- Experience in a similar role