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Sensory Social Care Officer, Wandsworth

  • Job reference: sensory2810wandswort
  • Location: Wandsworth, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: Sensory Social Care Officer, Wandsworth

Service Care Solutions are currently recruiting for a Sensory Social Care Officer in Wandsworth, South West London.

The purpose of the role is to carry out basic visual impairment assessment of need and basic Deaf/hard of hearing assessments for residents of Richmond and Wandsworth working within the Sensory Services Team based in Access Service.

Hours - Full Time - 36 hours a week
Start Date - ASAP
Contract Length - 3 month rolling

Essential requirements include:
*Enhanced DBS
*Experience of providing assessment of needs, planning, implementing, providing and evaluating services aimed at maximising and maintaining independence, safety, dignity and choice.
*Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a Social Services Department.

Some of your duties will include:
*To assess the needs of adults in a timely way and determine if it is possible to reduce or delay need by providing a preventative service such as equipment, minor adaptations, Telecare or enablement.
*To provide information and advice concerning Council services, health services, welfare benefits and access to local voluntary services, to complete referrals to other teams and for services such as Telecare and enablement, and to arrange provision of equipment and minor adaptations, including information and advice covering a range of topics relating to sensory loss including: care and support; prevention of needs; finances; health; and safeguarding.
*To undertake Care Act 2014 assessments for adults and their carers and make determinations of eligibility, working with an independent advocate if required, to identify needs and aspirations to promote independent living.
*To work with people with vision or hearing loss who have additional complex needs such as learning, physical and mental health disabilities in recognition of the cumulative effect of additional disabilities. To liaise with other specialist workers as necessary.

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Nosheen at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 964 or email

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed!

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