Social Worker – CHC Assessor – Busy Local Authority
Your new company
An exciting new opportunity has risen in North London for a large local authority.
Your new role
As the new CHC Assessor, you will undertake assessment/reviews in a person centred and holistic manner that has a focus on both the individuals strengths and preventative options that enable us to maximise the independence of an individual. You will also need to assess, review and provide support to carers and/or families.Your new role will mean you need to ensure that all assessments/reviews are in line with the Mental Capacity Act and that workers make judgements on where a service user may have significant difficulty engaging in te process, and i those instances that they have suitable advocacy support. You will be carrying out Mental Capacity Assessments and make Best Interest Decisions where appropriate.
You will be ensuring that any changes to support arrangements are actioned and that cases are presented to panel where additional funding is required. Where reductions in packages are appropriate, social workers are to work with brokerage to make the required changes. Social Workers will also be responsible for pulling back unspent personal budgets and to ensure that care packages are value for money. You will be working within the framework and principles of the Care Act 2014 in making sure that the assessments/reviews are accessible, person centred, holistic with a focus on wellbeing and prevention.
As a new member of this team, you will need to understand and work to the legislative and organisational frameworks to ensure discharge of statutory duties while maintaining best practice standards through all contacts.
What you’ll need to succeed
In order to be a successful candidate for this role, you will need:
– Degree or Diploma in Social Work
– A working knowledge of key legislations within the health and social care sector
– Robust knowledge of social and health groups and ways in which to positively engage with them
– Strong written work which is outcome focused and provides both analysis and solutions
– Strong organisational Skills and time management
What you’ll get in return
The opportunity to work alongside Hays who will supply you with your own personal recruitment consultant who specialises in your field of work. A full time, permanent role paying a competitive rate. You will receive support throughout your employment and a full time work pattern.
What you need to do now
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