Independent Living Assessor

Website RBKC The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council

About Us:

While many of our residents are flourishing in our borough, others need a little more support – and that is where our Adult Social Care and Public Health team come in.

Working alongside colleagues in Westminster City Council, we have formed a Bi-Borough partnership which supports the sharing of facilities and expertise – this allows us to provide joined-up health and social care services that are constantly evolving and improving.

With both boroughs ranked as having some of the best adult social care services in the country, we intend to maintain these high standards, supporting people to stay close to their communities and homes, and outside of acute and institutional care where it is appropriate.  We help our community to be as independent as possible, and we have a clear focus on early intervention.

If you have the drive, determination and vision to make a positive impact on our residents’ lives, please take a look at our vacancies below.

The Role:

In this role you will be working in a multidisciplinary environment, working alongside professionals such as Occupational therapists, Social workers, reablement support workers, physiotherapists, nurses etc. in order to support residents in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea who have experienced illness and injury to maintain or increase their independence and wellbeing.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

You will have experience of working within an integrated social care or community based multi-disciplinary setting that provides care, support and advice to meet resident’s needs.

Able to complete person centred and proportionate care needs assessments including functional assessments.

Able to carry out strength based assessments that are proportionate and in line with the principals of well-being. Promote self-assessment tools to optimise customer involvement

Role Requirements:

The role will involve supporting the delivery of integrated health and social care by supporting physically disabled and older people living in the borough through a pro-active and personalised approach.

Completing assessments, support plans and reviews in line with the Care Act 2014 and ensure that customers are supported to make choices on how to use their individual budgets to meet their needs. Investigate opportunities for customers and carers, seeking out alternatives to council commissioned services.

You will support customers to identify risks and ensure that there is an appropriate protection plan in place. There will also be agreed performance indicators which the post holder will need to work towards and to ensure that there is an excellent standard of practice.

To work within agreed performance management and budgetary framework. To work towards performance indicators and local organisation targets.

We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.

We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

To apply for this job please visit careers.newjob.org.uk.