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Community Assessment Officer

Buckhurst Hill, Epping, Loughton, Theydon Bois, Waltham Abbey, Harlow, Essex, United Kingdom, GBP 17000 - 21000 per year Mileage & Expences, Employed (PAYE)

Posted: 18 days ago

Gateway Care Services

Description

Responsible to: Registered Manager

Location: Essex areas which including Harlow, Loughton and its surrounding areas.

Salary: Negotiable

Gateway Care Services has been supporting individuals in the community since 2006. We are a Domiciliary Care Agency providing high quality, customer led services to those who need support and are living in their own homes within the community. We offer a range of services 24 hours a day with a minimum of a 30 minute visit.

This includes personal care, light domestic tasks, live-in care and Palliative/ End of Life services. We currently provide services within the Loughton, Epping and Harlow areas of West Essex and are expanding into Newham & Redbridge boroughs.

We are currently looking to add to our expanding team and am looking to fill our Community Assessment Officer role. Applications are welcome from all people who have a kind and caring nature with a passion for helping others. Full Training will be provided to successful candidates.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To Provide Assessments and reviews for individuals whom require our services.
  • To liaise and negotiate with colleagues within the Essex County Council and NHS concerning service user and their issues  by gathering all the relevant information to  carry out assessment and care planning activities.
  • To participate in regular supervision.
  • To record all communication into our management software.
  • To play a lead role in the development of good community care practices and procedures in relation to Gateway Care Services.
  • To expand the levels of business by increase in the numbers of service users and care hours delivered by the office.
  • To assist with setting up of new packages of care and maintaining documentation on regular basis
  • Post holders will be expected to have or have acquired skills in the use of information technology relevant to their roles.
  • To maintain the integrity and accuracy of all data stored on our computer system, to create documentation that is factual and in line with current laws and legislations.

EMPLOYEE SPECIFICATION

Since the Community Care Officer Post allows being in the community quite regularly, the individual is expected to hold a full driving license and provide a car for work duties.

Experience:

  • A good employment record
  • At least 3 years experience of care work gained through employment or voluntary work
  • Experience of working with individuals or groups within a care setting in an organised way
  • Experience to work independently and well using own initiative
  • Experience in prioritising workloads and demands to meet deadlines and objectives
  • Experience of keeping well maintained and detailed records and constructing reports or formal letters
  • Experience of negotiating with local authorities and other parties as required to achieve objectives
  • Experience of working as part of a team and helping other with their work
  • Experience of working with members of the public
  • Experience supervising staff & Assessing new users to the service is desirable.

 

 

Job Details

Community
ASAP
Full Time
Buckhurst Hill, Epping, Loughton, Theydon Bois, Waltham Abbey, Harlow, Essex, United Kingdom
Employed (PAYE)
GBP 17000 - 21000 per year, Mileage & Expences

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