Trusted Assessor - London Borough of Havering
ECL – The Care & Wellbeing Company
CQC rating of ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ for Well Led
Starting Salary: £18,000pa – £24,990pa (pro rata)
Hours: 37 hours per week
Working Patterns: Shifts between 7am – 3pm, or 3pm – 11pm and alternate weekends.
Established by Essex County Council in 2009, ECL is the UK’s first Local Authority Trading Company. We are now the largest Reablement Care provider in Essex, providing high quality care to vulnerable individuals, including the elderly, those with learning disabilities or sensory impairments. Drawing on our internal network of specialist support roles and working closely with NHS and external health and social care providers, we work to help our customers regain and develop their independence during their time with us
About the role:
The Trusted Assessor role is to facilitate customer choice and empowerment through promoting independence as far as possible, using knowledge and skills to promote quality of life, through the application of the principles of the personalisation agenda, such as support planning and risk management
You will be responsible for customer assessment of need and risk, taking into account current support systems and relevant social care legislation, to maximise independence and achieve customer defined outcomes/ goals within defined time periods. You will undertake reviews of service users’ current level of support and service provision and arrange for a change of services as necessary
A full induction course and ‘shadow’ training will be provided to successful candidates.
- Responsible for assessing the customer’s health and social care needs, including risk assessments and agreeing outcome focussed support plans with the customer, their family and carers, using the ‘Good Lives’ three conversations approach to support and embed the principles of the 2014 Care Act (Prevent, Reduce and Delay).
- To assess for, recommend and order equipment, aids, adaptations and assistive technology appropriate for the customer to help them gain and maintain independence.
- To pro-actively develop and maintain a comprehensive, up to date knowledge of local community resources, assets and services available, including but not limited to the voluntary sector. This includes networking and developing strong relationships with external parties.
- To pro-actively communicate and liaise with the customer, their family and carers, as well as other related parties, including health professionals and Service Placement Team (as appropriate) to ensure all are kept up to date on progress, outcomes and long term support requirements.
Your Career Starts Here…
Apply now if you are looking for a rewarding career and have the passion to make a real difference.
With on-going training and career development, you’ll always find a challenge to keep you thriving and add qualifications at the same time.
Benefits of working at ECL include:
- 45p mileage allowance (up to 10,000 miles p/a)
- Travelling time paid between calls
- Annual salary reviews and performance bonus
- Up to £1000 ‘Refer a Friend’ scheme available to staff *
- Healthcare support scheme
- Enhanced contributory pension scheme
- ECL employee rewards scheme
- Free DBS check (if required)
- Career progression opportunities within ECL
- Driving license and use of personal vehicle for work purposes
- Enhanced DBS Check (can be arranged through ECL if needed)
- Hold Level 2 QCF in the Care Industry
How to Apply?
Submit your application here, and the first step of the recruitment process will be a CV screening stage followed by a short telephone interview. Successful applicants will be invited to a face to face interview, and if you are offered a role with ECL you will be sent a written offer of employment, subject to pre-employment checks.
ECL are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitable candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
We are proud to be part of the Disability Confident scheme which helps to employ, support and promote disabled people in the workplace.
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