Senior Assessment Officer

  • Manchester City Council
  • Poland Street, Manchester M4 6AZ, United Kingdom
  • Dec 15, 2016
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Job Description

Senior Assessment Officer (Directorate for Children & Families, Manchester’s Service for Independent Living)

  • Ref: MCC194MBCC/16
  • Salary: Grade 7 £28,203 to £31,288 (bar at £30,480) per annum
  • Location: Unit1 29 Poland Street, Ancoats,Manchester,M4 6AZ
  • Hours: 35 per week
  • Time limited role for 12 months

Are you interested in joining a highly professional team committed to continuous service improvement, that is results driven and quality focused?

Manchester’s Service for Independent Living (MSIL) is seeking to recruit a Senior Assessment Officer to cover maternity leave and work within their complex assessment team.

The Senior Assessment Officer role

The provision of appropriate equipment and adaptations to disabled and older people can enhance independence, prevent falls and hospital admissions and reduce reliance on care services.  The aim is to offer a comprehensive, co-ordinated and streamlined service to our customers. This covers children, adults and moving and handling.

This Senior Assessment Officer post offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the effective operation of the complex assessment service within MSIL.

The service is extremely busy and deals with the assessment of applicants for complex equipment and major adaptations, Moving and Handling risk assessments and the assessment for and provision of Blue Badges (parking concessions for disabled and blind people).

For this Senior Assessment Officer post, we are seeking an individual who has:

  • A Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy two years post-registration experience and current registration with HCPC;
  • Ability to produce clear and concise written reports;
  • Ability to demonstrate strong team working skills including working in a multi-disciplinary team and liaison with relevant bodies;
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation pertaining to disability;
  • Experience in at least one of the following areas - provision of major adaptations or moving and handling or paediatric equipment/children with complex needs;
  • Extensive experience of visiting disabled and/or older people in their home;
  • A good understanding of the aims of the service in relation to meeting the needs of older and disabled people living in Manchester;
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of individuals ;
  • A full driving licence and access to a car (for which essential car user is payable).

The successful Senior Assessment Officer must consent to undertake an enhanced DBS check and Level 3 Police Check.

Make sure you dont miss out on this great opportunity by clicking apply now!

Closing Date: 3 January 2017