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"Knowing that the work I do contributes towards improving the lives of Peterborough residents is a real driver for me. Work isn’t just about coming into the office to do the 9 to 5, it’s about wanting to make a real difference. The commitment of my colleagues in working to achieve that goal means there’s always support when you need it and a great team spirit."

Claire M, Children's Services

Caseworker

Job Summary

Contract Type:
Temporary
Working Hours:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
11/11/2019
Advert End Date:
25/11/2019 23:59
Employment Location:
Sand Martin House, Peterborough
Salary:
£22,788 - £25,642
Weekly Hours:
34
Vacancy ID:
103652

Job details 

Closing date:
25 Nov


Supporting documents

Further information

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self motivated individual to work in the Home Service Delivery Team to cover a temporary secondment initially to 31st March 2020 and with a likelihood of being extended until March 2021

You will be working with vulnerable adults with disabilities and mobility problems in an Adult Social Care setting. You will be responsible for gathering information and carrying out assessments and meeting client’s needs by providing specialist equipment, requesting minor adaptations to the home and assessing for assistive technology. You will need to be flexible, adaptable and able to work under pressure in this busy team.

You will need to have strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and be able to use your initiative and judgement in order to evaluate, work with and feedback information to the therapy team on the abilities and needs of clients.

You will be required to have a GCSE education in English and Maths or equivalent, as well as a NVQ level 3, or equivalent relevant training.

You will be responsible for:

. Organising your own caseload.

. Visiting clients who have a wide range of health, social and housing issues in their homes to undertake assessments.

. Establishing how client’s needs can be met by working with the client to achieve their goals and for them to remain as independent as possible in their own home (Clinical supervision will be provided by an Occupational Therapist)

. Making applications for Local Authority grants and alternative sources of funding

. Welfare Benefits checks e.g. identifying shortfalls

. Supporting clients from initial enquiries to completion of work and beyond.

. Dealing with clients, their families, carers and representatives, suppliers, builders and fellow health and social care professionals to deliver services and improves client’s quality of life.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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