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Independent Living Assessor

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£26,544 - £30,618
Closing date
17 Jul 2022
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Offering support to people in their own homes

In Kensington and Chelsea, we support people’s independence and wellbeing, and work hard to enable them to live in the community with dignity, choice and control. 

The service aims to complete 95% of all carer’s assessment within the financial year and has an excellent record of achieving this target.  

ILA’s are also a very important part of our team structures and complete a variety of tasks. The ILA post is a perfect opportunity for newly qualified Social Workers and OT’s to gain more experience working in Adult Social Care.

The Role:

Working closely with our Occupational Therapists and Social Workers, you’ll carry out basic assessments of people’s capabilities and help them find the motivation and support to progress. By getting to know people as individuals and understanding their specific circumstances, you’ll deliver person-centred care. Expect to manage your own caseload of service users, for whom you’ll recommend equipment, and set and monitor goals and complete care act 2014 assessments. You’ll also be alert to risks and to the need to involve other professionals. Although we’ll offer you the chance to work independently, you’ll have the full support of our close-knit community team.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information

About You:

This is an ideal career development role for someone who is interested in a career in social care or occupational therapy, as it has the potential to lead to an apprenticeship and/or professional qualifications. You’re likely to have some relevant experience that’s given you an insight into issues around ageing and disability: you might have worked with a relevant charity, or perhaps as an OT Assistant or housing support worker. Well-organised and responsible, you’ll need strong communication skills and a willingness to learn and work as part of a team. Although we’ll provide full training in systems and processes, good Maths and English and some IT skills will be an excellent foundation.

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. CV’s will not be considered for this role.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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