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.