Care Manager – Social Care

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Care Manager – Social Care
Bournemouth, Dorset
Interim Position

Bournemouth 5240467

Posted: 15th November 2023 14:21
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  • Pay Rate:

    £25.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday –Friday normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 4 months

  • Bournemouth, Dorset,

    BH2 6DY

What's involved with this role:

Interim Care Manager – Social Care

Job Ref: Bournemouth 5240467

Pay Rate: £25.00 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 37 Monday –Friday normal working hours 

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 4 months

City: Bournemouth, Dorset

Hybrid working – candidates must be able to undertake home visits, telephone, and online assessments.

Enhanced DBS disclosure required for this role

The purpose of the role is to provide a Social Care service, supporting people in vulnerable circumstances and their carers to achieve a maximum independence and autonomy, as directed by national policy, legislation and guidance in accordance with the Councils policies. This includes providing a service to older people, people with dementia, people with physical disabilities, people with learning disabilities, people with sensory impairment, people with mental ill health needs, people who misuse alcohol or drugs needs, and people with combinations of various needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • As required under the Department of Health Guidance, to gather information from service users, carers, health professionals and other agencies to undertake and prepare person centred and needs led assessments in line with the required Assessments Processes (e.g. single assessment, ICPA, etc). This will often be in a crisis situation when we are 'on duty'.
  • Support individuals to prepare, develop and plan their Care Plans and, where appropriate, with their carers support, the individual to arrange and / or represent holistic care plan, taking the lead on individual brokerage where required, negotiating required services.
  • Undertake the monitoring, adjusting, evaluation and reviewing of Assessments and Care Plans for service users and carers
  • Support individuals to access eligible sources of income, including where appropriate benefit checks; continuing health care; community care; Supporting People monies, etc.
  • Consider whether a person may not have the mental capacity to make specific decisions and to take forward appropriate actions under the Mental Capacity Act as required.
  • Operate within financial and budgetary guidelines whilst applying the Borough's eligibility criteria and balancing risks to service users and carers. To identify with the service user the most cost effective care packages to meet needs, to cost packages of care, detail the case for provision of services and submit to Management for agreement.
  • As statutory duty dictates, maintain essential records including information for continuity, safeguarding and statically purposed and create and store records and information available in accordance with data protection. To use computerised systems appropriate to the Care Management role. To prepare and produce paperwork including the typing of Care Plans / support plans, assessments and reports.
  • Forge and maintain effective links with partner agencies, e.g GPs, Community Nurses, Psychiatric Services, Police, etc, to ensure useful and effective partnership working.
  • Undertake duty / immediate response work within the team to make unknown and often potential critical situations safe. To negotiate emergency provision of services to ensure immediate and most critical needs are met. To co-ordinate other professionals; assisting them to be aware of their roles and limitations.
  • Contribute to the development of services: To participate in any new service developments.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Full UK driving licence with vehicle available and insured for business use.


  1. 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above (or equivalent) to include English and Maths.



  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Experience of working in a care management framework.
  3. Knowledge of service users’ needs in terms of culture, choice, dignity and respect.
  4. An understanding of issues that affect people and their carers'


Skills & Abilities:

  1. Able to undertake visits to people in their own homes and elsewhere.
  2. Able to evaluate and review services, then implement any necessary changes to service provision.
  3. Able to communicate clearly with service users and others, in order to make comprehensive assessment of need.
  4. Able to prioritise risks and needs against Fair Access to Care Services criteria and implement a plan for provision of service.
  5. Able to organise own work and records in a context of varying demands.
  6. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).



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Care Manager – Social Care
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