The role of an assessing officer is to ensure that support plans for those providing care are properly implemented, through assessment, visiting, and interviewing carers, involving other key agencies, and participating in reviews.

You will have a strong interest in working with individuals who are potentially experiencing challenges in meeting their wellbeing as a result of providing essential care for others.

You will ideally have a background in the provision of statutory services and be experienced in the assessment and review of carer related need; however, if you are highly organised, a good communicator and able to manage a constant workflow then this would also make you a strong candidate.

You will have the ability to communicate using empathy, with carers, occasionally the people they care for and refer on to other professionals/ agencies as required to implement support planning.

You will be knowledgeable, or willing to promptly learn, statutory duties under the Care Act 2014, and other relevant legislation, relevant when assessing carer related needs.

Who Should Apply?

  • The Person Specification (in the Job Description above) provides you with a breakdown of the skills, knowledge and experience required to succeed in the role and highlights whether these are either essential or desirable to the role.
  • The successful post holder will be committed to working with carers to empower them to reduce the impact their caring role has on their own wellbeing, and/or support them to withdraw from elements of, or even all, care provision should this be causing them concern.
  • Good communication, admin and organisational skills together with an enthusiasm and commitment to providing a quality service are essential along with the willingness to work actively as part of a supportive centre team.

Benefits of Working With Us

  • The successful candidate will be joining an established, hardworking and supportive team of people who aim to make a real and sustainable difference to the lives of Carers.

Hours & Pay

This is a Part Time post of 21 hours per week, 3 working days.

Holiday: 25 days and Bank Holidays pro-rata

Salary: £26,000 pro-rata

Contract: 3 years, with continuation subject to funding

Enfield Carers Centre background information

ECC Vision and Aims, Key objectives and Services Provided

Policy Documents

Child and Adult Safeguarding Statement

Equal opportunities policy

ECC Privacy Notice for applicants

Other information

  • You will undergo an enhanced  CRB/DBS check.
  • The successful applicant must be a car driver and hold a full driving licence.
  • Home Visiting and satellite working are essential parts of the role, once this practice is safe to resume, the successful candidate will need to declare business use in their car insurance policy.

 Closing date: 5th February 2022

Please note that suitable applicants will be interviewed as they apply.