Social Care Assessor - Adults

Location Liverpool
Salary £18 - £20 per hour
Discipline
• To support the assessment of none complex need clients, and guide individual service users/carers to the appropriate services.
• To undertake home visits in order to carry out care assessments, reviews and to work closely with health professionals and others in designing non complex care packages.
• To identify appropriate resources relating to the client’s needs.
• To assess for, design and arrange for the delivery of non complex care plans for people assessed using the appropriate assessment forms and guidance, by ensuring all care deliveries are in line with the Personalised agenda.
• To maintain financial awareness in relation to the delivery of care packages with a view to value for money being delivered.
• To ensure financial assessments in respect of care packages in the community are notified to finance officers as appropriate and use IT Systems to capture the information. To forward all relevant documentation to finance officers as necessary, and appropriately advise service users where to receive benefit advice.
• To work jointly with Social Workers in tasks or areas of work as identified by Senior Practitioner / Team Manager.
• To assist in resolving initial informal complaints from service users.
• To provide support for non complex clients in their dealings with family members and carers, the Council or other agencies such as Benefits Agency, and to assist in identifying local services to meet client needs.
• To promote effective communication with families and carers and positive communication between caring agencies through liaison with, for example, GPs, or other health professionals, voluntary organisations and other statutory bodies, as appropriate.
• To undertake carer assessments and implement care plans for carers with non complex needs.
• To participate in regular supervision, PRD (Performance Review and Development) and training as required by the Council’s policy.
• To carry out the duties and responsibilities of the post with full regard to the Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy and any other policies and good practise guides, and undergo such training as may be required in relation to these policies and guidelines.
• To undertake other duties as commensurate within grade.

Assessor for Personalised Care - Additional key responsibilities:
• To assist other Assessors for Personalised Care by offering support and advice within post holders area of work.
• To participate in duty system as needed, that will operate on a day to day basis for emergency referrals alongside Social Workers and Senior Practitioners.
• This job description gives a general outline of the post and is not intended to be inflexible or a final list of duties. It may therefore be amended from time to time in consultation with post holder and recognised trade union.