Assessment Officer
East Sussex County Council - East Sussex

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Assessment Officer
As an Adult Social Care Assessment Officer you will be working as part of a team to undertake initial telephone assessments for eligible adult residents of East Sussex. You will undertake an holistic assessment of social care needs, establish eligibility, and arrange for temporary support and/or further assessment as appropriate.

You will be assessing clients, advising and assisting them to access the support that they need. You will be checking, entering and recording information onto a database.You will have excellent communication and customer service skills. A high standard of typing and IT skills are also important for this role.You will be supported by Occupational Therapy and Social Work Senior Practitioners in this busy working environment. You will need enthusiasm, adaptability and a willingness to learn and develop. Comprehensive training and support will be available to the successful candidate.

Application information

Hours of work: 37 hours per weekWorking pattern: Full-time

Closing date: Sunday 29 June 2014 For informal discussion, please contact Michelle Crouch – Practice Manager on 01323 747333.This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check . Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

Equal opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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