Social Work Assistant - Hospital Admission Avoidance - Shropshire

  • Job Reference: RQ387629
  • Date Posted: 11 February 2020
  • Recruiter: RedZone Recruitment
  • Location: Shropshire
  • Salary: £19.00 to £21.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Social Worker
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: On going
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Samuel Noakes
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 07572279160

Job Description

Full time post for a Social work assistant role required to assess early support discharge (D2A model) from Shropshire acute & community hospitals, this may include Out of County Hospitals.

The candidate will assess level of care provision that has been procured by our Brokerage Department, to assist a period of re-enablement.

The first assessment will be required to be undertaken within the first 48 hours, identifying length of stay and whether there is a need for ongoing services.

The candidate will need assessment competences, good communication and interview skills be able to sign post with a community focus, and guide the service-users and families through the process.

For long term care provision the candidate will need to complete strengths’ approach Care Act assessment and apply for funding.

Home from Hospital are a seven day service, with Admission Avoidance scheme operating 10-6pm, Sat & Sun 9.00-1pm with a clear focus of support a person within their own home with health and social care acute needs, for a short period of time.

The post holder will need to be flexible to the service demand and be able to work at a very fast pace.