Independent Living Assessor

121 Jobs
£10.00 - £11/hour
17 Jun 2017
17 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Main Purpose of the Job

Supporting the social work and occupational therapy teams to provide social care services, equipment and minor adaptations. Promoting the independence and well being of residents in the Royal Borough.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

To provide timely and responsive assessments, re-assessments and/or reviews delivering personalised care to support users and carers with non-complex needs to shape their own lives, encouraging maximum independence and safety.

To assess, according to the agreed eligibility criteria and organise the equipment, adaptations and services required in a safe, timely and effective manner.

To develop an understanding of a variety of methods of overcoming and managing problems of daily living (using alternative techniques, arranging equipment, equipment trials, minor adaptations, home care services, re-ablement, direct payments) and be able to advise (and as relevant demonstrate to) clients, relatives and carers on their application, suitability and safe usage.

To undertake placements within the different disciplines within the assessment services and participate in their duty service

To liaise effectively and work in partnership with statutory and voluntary organisations and any other relevant agencies.

To involve users and carers in the monitoring and evaluation of the service.

To recognise when there is a need for either the input of, or a case referral to an appropriately qualified health or social care professional.

To be conversant and act in accordance with:-

Relevant legislation (e.g. Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970, National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990, Data Protection Act 1988)

Departmental standards (including COT Code of Ethics and Standard of Practice GSCC Code of Practice)