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Assessment officer

Job Description

Assessment Officer
3 Month Contract
Monday to Friday (9am-5pm)
London Borough of Sutton

About the Role:
As an Assessment Officer, you will be directly accountable for delivering high-quality services to our community, ensuring compliance with statutory obligations, and supporting vulnerable and disabled individuals to maximize their potential independence. You will work collaboratively with various council departments, health services, housing services, voluntary organizations, and the independent sector.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage a caseload with professional supervision, performing trusted assessments of vulnerable and disabled individuals in the community.
  • Conduct assessments, support planning, and reviews, ensuring the needs and outcomes are well-reflected and recorded in person-centered support plans.
  • Identify individuals at risk of abuse or neglect, take action to manage risks, and protect from further abuse or neglect, following the multi-agency safeguarding process.
  • Work jointly with other professionals and services such as health, housing, and voluntary organizations to facilitate integrated assessments and support.
  • Maintain accurate records, produce relevant reports, and contribute to service reviews and projects, ensuring compliance with council policies and legislative frameworks.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and best practices, and engage in continuous professional development.

Assessment Officer Skills and Behaviors:

  • Excellent ICT skills.
  • Strong customer focus, with a commitment to high-quality public services.
  • Proactive, with high professional standards and a business-like approach.
  • Ability to work in partnership with professionals and volunteers, managing their performance.
  • Effective communication and resource management skills.
  • Ability to participate in cross-team working and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Enhanced DBS

The Package
This is a temporary, Assessment Officer role,36 hours per week for an initial 3 months, covering the recruitment process for a permanent team member, meaning the role could be extended, or become permanent.

Referral Bonus
If this Temporary Assessment Officer role is not suitable for yourself, but you know someone who may be interested, please pass on their details, or forward these details to them.
If they are successful in applying, you will receive a £250 referral bonus upon completion of an initial probationary period.

How to Apply
If you are interested in this Assessment Officer role, please send your CV mickey . stepans @ service care . org . uk or call me on 01772 208 966 discuss the vacancy in more detail.
Also, if this Assessment Officer role doesn't interest you, but you are looking for new opportunities, please still get in touch as I cover all housing-related vacancies across the region.