Social Work Assistant

Location Shropshire
Salary £16 - £19 per hour
Full time post for a Social work assistant role required to assess early support discharge (D2A model)  acute & community hospitals, this may include Out of County Hospitals. The candidate will assess level of care provision that has been procured by our Brokerage Department, to assist a period of re-enablement. The first assessment will be required to be undertaken within the first 48 hours, identifying length of stay and whether there is a need for ongoing services. The candidate will need assessment competences, good communication and interview skills be able to sign post with a community focus, and guide the service-users and families through the process. For long term care provision the candidate will need to complete strengths’ approach Care Act assessment and apply for funding. Home from Hospital are a seven day service, with Admission Avoidance scheme operating 10-6pm, Sat & Sun 9.00-1pm with a clear focus of support a person within their own home with health and social care acute needs, for a short period of time. The post holder will need to be flexible to the service demand and be able to work at a very fast pace.