- Health & social care
Role: Senior Assessment Officer (Disabled Adaptations)
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
A Senior Assessment Officer is required to join my local authority client based in Manchester for initially a three month temporary contact with possible extension. Pay rate is negotiable.
The provision of appropriate equipment and adaptations to disabled and older people can enhance independence, prevent falls and hospital admissions and reduce reliance on care services. The aim is to offer a comprehensive, co-ordinated and streamlined service to our customers. This covers children, adults and moving and handling.
This post offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the effective operation of the complex assessment service within MSIL.
The service is extremely busy and deals with the assessment of applicants for complex equipment and major adaptations, Moving and Handling risk assessments and the assessment for and provision of Blue Badges (parking concessions for disabled and blind people).
The role holder will work to provide direct support for individuals and families in accordance with statutory responsibilities and local and national policies and procedures, effectively identifying cases and/or managing a caseload in order to secure positive outcomes for Manchester residents.
The role holder will lead the effective development of partnership approaches in order to safeguard individuals through the effective management of safeguarding risk and the recording and sharing of information.
The role holder will ensure that through effective advice, planning and support and the utilisation of ‘joined up’ approaches, individuals are able to access services appropriate for their identified needs.
The role holder will support the leadership of the team and service through the provision of advice and supervision to colleagues, contributing to the ongoing development of staff, students and trainees.
For this post, we are seeking an individual who has:
• A Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy two years post-registration experience and current registration with HCPC;
• Ability to produce clear and concise written reports;
• Ability to demonstrate strong team working skills including working in a multi-disciplinary team and liaison with relevant bodies;
• Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation pertaining to disability;
• Experience in at least one of the following areas - provision of major adaptations or moving and handling or paediatric equipment/children with complex needs;
• Extensive experience of visiting disabled and/or older people in their home;
• A good understanding of the aims of the service in relation to meeting the needs of older and disabled people living in Manchester;
• Ability to communicate with a wide range of individuals ;
• A full driving licence and access to a car (for which essential car user is payable).
Local authority experience is desirable.
Deekay contact: Michael Wilde (0161 747 1234)