Community Care Officer
Nottinghamshire County Council
Sutton in Ashfield , GB
1d ago

We have an exciting opportunity for a Community Care Officer to join the Mid Notts Discharge to Assess Service. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, committed, well organised and highly motivated individual who enjoys working in a busy and fast paced environment.

The Mid Notts Discharge to Assess Service is responsible for arranging social care services for discharges from Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust (Kings Mill, Newark & Mansfield Community Hospitals) and for undertaking care and support assessments with people once they have returned home to identify what ongoing support they require.

The team also provide social care and occupational therapy assessments and interventions to the following services : Poppyfield’s Housing With Care Assessment Apartments, Transfer to Assess Rehabilitation beds, people receiving rehabilitation at home through the Community Urgent Response and Rehabilitation Team, and people receiving mental health support at home from the Intensive Home Treatment Team.

There are therefore good opportunities to be involved in a wide range of work across different service areas.

You will also provide an excellent opportunity to work in partnership with both acute and community health providers and other organisations, and also to be involved in the development of integrated working arrangements within this service area as the discharge to assess model is further developed over the forthcoming months.

The team has a home first ethos and is committed to supporting people to continue living within their own homes and to identifying opportunities for reablement and promoting independence.

You will be required to work in partnership with people with care and support needs and their carers to undertake care and support assessments taking a strengths based approach.

Alongside this there will be a requirement to undertake mental capacity assessments, best interests decisions and participate in continuing healthcare assessments.

You will also be required to take part in a duty rota and there will be some weekend working as part of the role, which is currently working one Saturday every 8 weeks to support weekend discharges from the hospital, for which there is a pay enhancement

NCC staff enjoy access to the latest mobile working technology and professionally-led support and supervision. An induction and relevant training will also be provided

For further information about this post please contact the team managers for D2A- Claire Atkinson on or Joanne Riddell on .

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