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Social Care Assistant

  • Job reference: JM160221SCA
  • Location: Ilford, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are currently recruiting for a Social Care Assistant to work at London Borough or Redbridge.

Job Purpose
To assist the Redbridge Council and North East London Foundation Trust fulfil its duties and responsibilities in relation to The Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberties, Safeguarding and all other appropriate legislation.
Fundamental to fulfilling the responsibilities of this post is the ability to respond flexibly, positively and successfully to the ever-changing pressures which an integrated Health and Social Care service will face. This Job Description is a guide to the level and range of responsibilities the post holder will be expected to undertake initially. It is neither exhaustive nor inclusive and may be subject to changes in order to meet legislative requirements changing circumstances and business demands of the service.
The primary purpose of this role is to:

*Undertake holistic person centred assessments, support planning and reviews of people with a range of health conditions and their carers, working within a multi-disciplinary framework.
*Undertake the legal and statutory duties of the post as required by the Care Act.
*Provide a person-centred service which focuses on asset based interventions to enable people to optimise and maximise their abilities, by using strengths based approach.
*Assess for minor pieces of equipment and adaptations which will support the person to remain independent.
*Support people to maintain their independence within their homes by utilising support in the local community and the persons personal networks
*To support and work collaboratively with health colleagues to ensure people receive the required health and social care support within the community, are discharged from hospital within agreed timeframes with appropriate support mechanisms in place, prevent hospital admission and pro-actively work with the principles of admission avoidance.
*Manages the allocation of resources required to maintain independence through the use of Personal Budgets and explores all options that are available to people.
*Develop and maintain high standards, within your role and promote integrated working methods within the service.
*Contribute to maintaining quality standards, and ensure self-development is maintained.
*Manages, plans, prioritises and progress cases of an appropriate level of complexity, seeking support and suggesting resolutions for workload difficulties with due regard to service standards, targets and timescales.
*Promote effective communication within the team and with colleagues internal and external of the organisation.
*Assess and evaluate risk in partnership with service users and carers, where required putting in place appropriate interventions, strategies and contingency plans to mitigate risk and to protect vulnerable adults.
*Assess for and arrange delivery/instillation and review for minor equipment, adaptations and non-complex assistive technology, which will maximise the persons independence in line with Trusted Assessor guidelines.
*Support service users and their carers to identify and purchase aids, assisted technology and adaptations and to fit, adjust and demonstrate their use within the person's home where appropriate.
*Use knowledge and skills to develop and advise on rehabilitation plans, promoting choice and independence.
*Ensure safeguarding issues are raised in line with the Councils and Health's policies and procedures.


If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Josh at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208964 or email Joshua.Morrison@servicecare.org.uk.
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!