Social Care Assessor

Location North Yorkshire
Salary £16.14 - £19.15 per hour
3 Social Workers needed to start January 2022.
Hybrid role working from home and visiting homes/residential
All candidates must have had the Covid-19 vaccination prior to being submitted to this order. This includes those working from home.

You will work within the Care and Support Team, which provides a countywide service. The Care and Support team is a professionally qualified team made up of social workers, occupational therapy, and safeguarding decision makers and is the first point of contact for Adult Social Care referrals from the community and out of area. The aim of this service is to provide a better opportunity to ensure people get the right help at the right time, including diverting many people to other more appropriate solutions for their care needs – thus reducing demand for formal social care services through effective screening and triage to universal services and existing community resources.
The Care and Support team operate a 5 day service.
The Emergency Duty team is the out of hours offer for Children’s and Adults Social Care and provides an emergency response 365 days a year.
In addition social workers/SCA’s and occupational therapists working into the Care and Support team within the CRC will delegated decision making in the absence of the team manager particularly for safeguarding adult referrals.

The Locality Discharge Hub Teams are linked to key Acute Hospital sites. The primary focus of this team is to support timely and safe hospital discharges for people to the community.
This includes:
• Receive all Trusted Assessment documentation
• Support board/ward rounds (virtually where possible)
• Work into Emergency Department to support admission avoidance
• Gather additional information to support decision making and identify relevant pathway
• Start the Discharge to Assess assessment
• Monitor and maintain the discharge list
• Set up support (IAG/Equipment/PoC/Res or Nursing bed)
• Complete 48 hr post discharge follow up prior to transferring to the Community Social Care Team.
When capacity is available in the team, Social workers will also complete annual reviews, Carers assessments and reviews, Complete D2A and Care Act assessments and Safeguarding adults work.
The service will operate a 7 days service – hours of operation are to be confirmed.
This part of the pathway manages social care interventions and services based within the community- received from Care and Support or Discharge Hubs. Community Social Care teams are generic adult social care teams, working with people with physical disabilities, autism, learning disabilities and other long term conditions and frailty. The team will also work with young people Transitioning to Adults services.
Sensory service remain a specialism within Community Social Care and the Sensory Social Worker will work with people who are deaf, deafened, deafblind or people who have vision loss. The Sensory team is a countywide service and has a number of disciplines with it.
This part of the service aimed at supporting adults who require ongoing support / intervention following input from the Care and Support Team or the Discharge Hub.
This may require continued support in relation to short term intervention or prevention solutions, as well as completing assessments for long term needs including reablement and other prevention. The values and principles of recovery and maximising independence is embedded in short, medium and longer term support.
The service will provide a care co-ordination function ensuring care is co-ordinated around the adult with care and support needs and carers and every opportunity to maximise independence and promote wellbeing are taken advantage of. The service will also identify when specialist assessment / involvement is needed from other teams e.g. OT, Sensory, Supported Employment or Mental Health teams.
Effective support planning and asset and strength based approaches to assessment and review are essential elements of this service.
This team will complete work under the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and DoLS, Adult Safeguarding, S117 and CHC and Transitions work. This includes assessment and support of Carers under the Care Act.
The service will operate a 7 day service.
Within each team there will be Social workers/SCP’s identified as ‘champions’ with specific knowledge and skills in relation to for example dementia, autism, Learning disability.