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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/05/2022.

Care Act Assessor

Job Reference: 301-SB-22-139701

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
301 Stafford ASC Community Team 1
Trentside Clinic, Stafford
£22,549 - £24,882

We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, with an annual turnover of close to £400m, serving a population of 1.5m over a core geography of 2,400 square miles. Our portfolio of services includes mental health, learning disability and adult social care services across Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Shropshire. We provide a vast range of community services for adults and children and specialised services such as rheumatology and rehabilitation.

We have specialist mother and baby, eating disorder and medium secure forensic mental health services and contracts across the country for IAPT, addiction and some health services in prisons as well as hosting a network for inpatient mental health care for serving military personnel.

Recently, we have been shortlisted for Capsticks Award for innovation, Academi Wales Award for Excellence in Organisational Development, Health and Wellbeing Award – Public Sector at Personnel Today Awards 2021, we were finalists for the HSJ Value Award 2021 for People and Organisational Development Initiative of the Year and we were the winners of the HR impact Award at Personnel Today Awards 2021.

Employing around 8,500 employees, we are an innovative and forward thinking organisation with an ever expanding portfolio of services. This means we can offer our employees genuine opportunities to develop their careers by gaining experience across a number of specialisms. We are a Keele University Teaching Trust with a thriving Research and Innovation Department.

The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme ‘Step into Health’, supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS.

Band 4 Care Act Assessor for 12 months fixed Term to work within Stafford Adult Social Care

We are looking to recruit to a 12 month temporary post to work within the Adult Social care team in Stafford. The position is within the Older persons with physical disability team which is a community based team working with Adults over 18 years of age with a range of physical and Mental health needs. This is a dynamic post that requires the post holder to work closely with multi-disciplinary teams/agencies in addressing a range of care/support issues in the promotion of independence and improving the health and wellbeing of the population served.

As a Care Act Assessor you will complete holistic assessments for individuals within the Stafford area in order to identify needs and promote independence. You will identify appropriate services to meet the needs of individuals and complete reviews to ensure outcomes are met. You will be working within a multi disciplinary team including external partnership agencies to support adults in the Stafford area.

The post holder will be expected to access Social care and health records to gather information therefore it is important for the post holder to be able to use a computer and have an understanding of the importance of good recording. You will require effective communication and written skills and be willing to work as part of a team to promote best outcomes for individuals. You will be required to be self-motivated and organised in order to manage any competing demands and be provided with all relevant training and support in the role.

Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust is dedicated to ongoing Social Care development and you will have access to the Social Work learning academy in order to promote professional development. You will also receive the support of your team and your line manager who will provide regular supervision both on a formal and informal basis.


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MPFT is committed to the equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical / mental disability or offending background.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

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