Social Care Assessor
£ 23,241- £34,299 per annum inclusive plus Performance Related Pay
Contract Type - Permanent
Location – Serving across the Boroughs of Wandsworth and Richmond
We are looking for Social Care Assessors to join our Adult Social Care Directorate in the Locality Teams, Mental Health, Learning Disability, Access, Enablement, Joint Reviews, Hospital Discharge, Occupational Therapy, Community and Health Services (CAHS) and Sensory teams across Richmond and Wandsworth Councils.
Social Care Assessors work with vulnerable people in the community, helping them to access the services they need while supporting them to stay as independent as possible.
We would like to hear from people who have a caring nature, passionate about delivering the best to our residents, are good communicators, good at multitasking and have a willingness to learn and develop into the role of a Social Care Assessor. No previous experience is required, as long as you have the right personal skills and enthusiasm about working with people in the community as you will be given excellent training and support so you can succeed in the role.
Social Care Assessor’s key objectives are to:
- Undertake assessments/reviews of individuals and carers needs and encourage and promote independence, providing support to prevent harm, recognising any safeguarding risks.
- Working in collaboration with service users and carers and other professionals using a person-centred approach, with the aim of maximising independence, wellbeing and choice.
In return we offer a range of benefits to help employees achieve a healthy work and lifestyle balance, including:
- Generous holiday allowance, 31 days plus bank holidays
- Enhanced maternity, paternity, and adoption leave schemes
- Flexible working arrangements and working from home (depending on service needs)
- Strong commitment to professional supervision and supporting staff
- Excellent training and support with continuing professional development
- Performance Related Pay (PRP)
- Staff benefit scheme/staff discounts
- A positive and supportive environment where creativity and hard work is supported and appreciated.
- A supportive management team and peer group.
Interested but want to find out more – before applying?
We will be holding presentation sessions for applicants to tell you more about the role and would welcome you to attend on either:
- 23rd November 2018 from 4pm – 5pmor
- Wandsworth Council, The Council Chamber Wandsworth Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU
- 26th November 2018 from 4pm – 5pm
- Richmond Council, The Council Chamber Twickenham Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ
No appointment necessary.
How to apply
To apply, please click on the ‘apply online' button at the bottom of the page. Please attach an updated CV and add a personal statement in the box provided to tell us how you feel you meet the requirements of the job and person specification. Please give us as much information as necessary to demonstrate your skills, experience and knowledge. This could include life experiences, voluntary work, leisure interests and any other activities that you consider relevant to this position.
Closing date: Sunday 8th December 2018
If you are having difficulty in applying online, please contact the Recruitment team on 020 8871 8825 or firstname.lastname@example.org to see if we can offer alternative arrangements for you to apply.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
We are pleased to be Disability Confident employer.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.