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Social Work Assistant

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  • Sector:

    Unqualified Social Care

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  • Salary:

    Up to £15 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Francis

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  • Published:

    17 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Akton Recruitment are working with the Local Authorities to fill a contract position for a Social Work Assistant. This is initially an ongoing contract lasting at least 6 months. Full time role covering 37 hours per week and paying £15PH.

Due to the nature of this being a contract position we will only be considering candidates with experience as a social work assistant.

Full time post for a Social work assistant role required to assess early support discharge (D2A model) from Shropshire community hospitals, this may include Out of County Hospitals in the Northeast area. The candidate will assess level of care provision that has been procured by our Brokerage Department, to assist a period of re-enablement. The first assessment will be required to be undertaken within the first 48 hours, identifying length of stay and whether there is a need for ongoing services. The candidate will need assessment competences, good communication and interview skills be able to sign post with a community focus, and guide the service-users and families through the process. For long term care provision the candidate will need to complete strengths' approach Care Act assessment and apply for funding. Home from Hospital are a seven day service, with Admission Avoidance scheme operating 10-6pm, Sat & Sun 9:00-13:00 with a clear focus of support a person within their own home with health and social care acute needs, for a short period of time. The post holder will need to be flexible to the service demand and be able to work at a very fast pace.