Social Care Assessment Officer – Prevention Service

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Social Care Assessment Officer - Prevention Service
Contract / Temporary

Newcastle 1000000115017178

Posted: 10th July 2024 16:04
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  • Pay Rate:

    £14.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


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Temporary Social Care Assessment Officer - Prevention Service

Reference no: Newcastle 1000000115017178

Pay rate: £14.00 per hour PAYE 

Hours per week: 35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


Enhanced DBS disclosure required

The core functions of this role include assessment, support planning, long term support arrangements, and review for customers in the community. The post holder will be required to carry out Mental Capacity Assessments.  Provide an integrated social care service to an allocated caseload within the agreed performance management, quality assurance and budgetary framework and that the highest standards of service are achieved.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality, responsive and safe assessment, support planning, brokerage and review services to meet the needs of adult customers and their family/carers to manage risks and prevent harm, and promote an ethos of positive partnerships, within specified allocated resources and in line with national and local standards and operational requirements. 
  • Deliver high professional standards of social care practice including: quality and proportionate interventions; clear, sound and up to date recording, decision making and agreed performance management. 
  • Deliver personalised services that promote the independence and choice of customers and carers, responds to needs promptly and effectively, and positively manages risk. 
  • Facilitate customers and carers in the identification and purchasing of personalised services, seeking alternative, imaginative and flexible solutions where possible, including equipment related solutions within the community to meet their needs. 
  • Be responsible for the commissioning of personalised services, seeking alternative, imaginative and flexible solutions where possible.
  • Provide a social care service, including assessment, support planning, brokerage and review activity, and discharge activity to an allocated caseload at an appropriate level of responsibility. 
  • Facilitate customers and carers to undertake supported self assessments, support planning and reviews based on outcomes they define and using all appropriate resources and evaluation of potential risks. 
  • Assist with safeguarding adult enquiries, assessing and analysing risk and contributing to the development of multi-agency safeguarding adult plans. 
  • Comply with the roles and responsibilities within the Safeguarding/Risk Management framework and assist with the delivery of this to a high level of competence. This includes responsibilities in line with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the protection of service users’ financial resources and affairs where needed. 
  • Lead and facilitate meetings for individual customers. Meeting to include other agencies as required, ensuring that people who use services and their family/carers are supported in making a full contribution to the meetings. 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF

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.

Due to the number of CVs being sent to us under current market conditions, we cannot, unfortunately, respond to all applications. If, therefore, you have not heard from us within 3 days please make a working assumption that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We will, however, be very happy to receive future applications from you for other roles

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:

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.


  • A social care qualification (e.g. NVQ or equivalent) or demonstrable academic achievement and a willingness and ability to undertake social care training appropriate to the role. 


  • A clear understanding of relevant social care legislation and policies relating to adult customer groups.
  • Good understanding and knowledge in relation to safeguarding principles and issues, including risk assessment and choice and control. 
  • Understanding and commitment to service delivery which embraces the principles of personalisation, is culturally appropriate and responsive to the needs of all people, including the impact of social exclusion.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Good communication, influencing and networking skills with the ability to negotiate effectively and achieve desired outcomes. 
  • Demonstrable IT skills and competence and transferable skills and the capacity to use them and undertake further training to harness their potential in supporting the work of the service.
  • Ability to organise task and workload independently and meet timescales, demonstrate accountability and seek appropriate management oversight.
  • Ability to make decisions at a level appropriate to the role, achieve success, create innovation and embrace change. 
  • Ability to work in partnership with customers, their families and with carers, and other providers including statutory and/or third sectors to deliver personalised services. 
  • Ability to form appropriate professional relationships and boundaries with adults, carers and their families.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.


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Job Ref: Newcastle 1000000115017178
Social Care Assessment Officer - Prevention Service
Client Category: Local Authority

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Job Ref: Newcastle 1000000115017178
Social Care Assessment Officer - Prevention Service
Client Category: Local Authority

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