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Location: Hackney, London
Salary: £17 - £22.23 per annum
Posted: 7 months ago
Contract Type: Temporary or Contract
Industry: Health & Social Care
Contact Name: Colette Niles

Reviewing Officer -Adults (Hackney)

Job Description

Barker Ross Health & Social Care are recruiting for experienced reviewing officers.

Reviewing Officer -Adults (Hackney) , £17-£22.23 per hour, 36 hrs per week, 4 months

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The post holder will be responsible for carrying out strengths based reviews and reassessments regarding people with long term conditions in accordance with the principles of the Care Act and under the guidance and supervision of the Senior Practitioner. They will visit people in their own homes and also within care home settings to meet with the service users their families and carers to discuss the support plan, which will entail lone working. They will draw up an appropriate, budgeted outcome based support plan using the Resource Allocation System and will monitor established plans and residential nursing home placements, ensuring they the support is effective at maximising the person's independence.

The post holder will provide information, advice and signpost service users to a range of universal services based on the outcome of the assessments and recommend and set up Telecare support where appropriate.

They will use their knowledge and skills to assess the cost of support appropriate to meeting a service users' needs and be aware of the financial implications of the work undertaken.

The post holder will be responsible for managing risk, capturing and recording qualitative and quantitative data, raising safeguarding concerns in line with the London procedures and taking responsibility for their own performance to achieve the National Indicator targets for assessments and reviews.

Specific Duties:

  • To manage a caseload of service users and carers with long term conditions and complete assessments of the social and functional abilities of existing service users and, where appropriate, co-ordination of multi-disciplinary assessments.
  • To apply the principles of personalisation by working with clients using person-centred and strengths based approaches to facilitate their involvement and choice, and actively seeking ways to maximise their independence and promote their wellbeing.
  • To proactively promote activities, resources and universal services including Telecare where appropriate to improve health and wellbeing as part of the re-assessment and review of support plans and follow up to ensure that the information provided was satisfactory.
  • To work closely with key in house stakeholders; financial affairs, care charges, QA , brokerage and commissioning teams as well as other teams within adult social care and health and mental health colleagues to ensure positive outcomes are met .
  • To facilitate support planning by providing service users with the fullest possible information about the range of support options available, about the likely cost of services and advice on welfare entitlements and how to maximise income.
  • To be able to develop a support plan and budget using the Resource Allocation System, and recording any unmet needs.
  • To be aware of the financial implications of providing services. To be able to calculate support plan costs. To complete, in discussion with the service user, carer family or their representative, any necessary financial assessments in accordance with Council's charging policy.
  • Give appropriate advice on welfare benefit entitlements and maximisation of income, referring on for more specialist advice, as necessary.
  • In making arrangements for the provision of care ensure that appropriate resources are secured from agreed providers, approved by the Council or PCT and non statutory organisations and informal support networks are utilised.

Experience:

  • NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care
  • Experience of working in a social care setting for adults with long term conditions.
  • Experience of reviewing and reassessing the needs of service users, within a social services context.
  • Experience of carrying out visits to service user's homes and care home settings, to carry out the review.
  • Experience of completing needs led reassessments and reviews from a strengths based perspective.
  • Experience of monitoring and reviewing the impact of support against agreed outcomes to ensure it is effective.
  • Experience of recording confidential and sensitive information accurately and confidentially.
  • Experience of working with service users and a diverse range of people including people from black and ethnic minority communities

If you feel you meet these requirements, please apply with an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call the office on 020 3137 5251 and speak to Colette Niles alternatively send your cv to coletteniles@barkerross.co.uk

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Disclaimer: This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Health&Social Care only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

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