Cast Community Advisor

Company Name: The Fed
Hours: 25 hours per week
Salary: £11.80 per hour
Status: CLOSED

Job Description

1. To follow safeguarding policies of the Fed and to liaise with other agencies as appropriate.
2. Be the First Point of Contact for any incoming enquiries. Offering a Reception and Referral service at initial contact with the community.
3. Completing community visits (Community Triage) to establish the needs of the client.
4. Complete a Needs Led Assessment (in conjunction with the Care Act criteria of eligibility) and individual Action Plans.
Undertake assessments of adults and children social care needs in a community setting.
5. To manage a caseload and undertake assessments in line with Local Authority requirements. This can include the completion of assessments
and care management process via electronic social care record systems. Apply the principles of the Care Act, wellbeing agenda. Apply eligibility criteria for assessment.
6. To complete Referrals and Signpost to other Professionals and organisations, as required.
7. To work within a Health and Social Care Legislative framework.
8. To assist with the planning and running of special events including programmes of events, outings, parties and other activities for the C A S T.
9. Have a good understanding of adults and children’s safeguarding thresholds and protective and risk factors.
10. To hold and manage an active CAST case load, as allocated by the CAST Manager or Senior Practitioner.
11. To maintain accurate records of home visits, discussions and telephone contacts in an ethical manner with due regard to the principles of confidentiality and the need to share information with families
12. To participate in Team meetings and professional meetings; MDT (Multi-disciplinary Team), CHC (Continued Healthcare), TAF (Team around the Family) meetings as required.
13. To foster an ethos of inclusiveness and to work in partnership with children and adults and their carers when planning packages of support.
14. To provide practical support and advice to families of children with additional needs such as parenting, routines, home safety and behaviour management
15. To provide practical support and advice to adults and older people.
16. To complete benefit applications and charitable grant applications to maximise individual income and to minimise financial hardship.
17. To regularly assess, review, reassess levels of need together with adults and children, their families and carers in partnership with other statutory agencies and health associated practitioners.
18. To encourage family members to attend appointments to support the person with additional need within the family (e.g. medical, school, housing, court, etc) and where appropriate accompany the individual.
19. To signpost both adults and the families of children in need to appropriate services and to link families to resources and other services within the community
20. To liaise with other partner agencies including health professionals, social workers and workers from other statutory and voluntary agencies, as appropriate.
21. Undertake any additional duties that are deemed relevant to the role
22. To support and assist the CAST Manager, Social Workers where directed.
23. To prepare reports for meetings, conferences etc.
24. To maintain Fed Policy’s and Procedure’s: Lone working, Confidentiality, Data Protection (ensure safe storage of records and appropriate methods for information sharing with third parties).
25. To provide a Help Line (Duty) service to the community, under the supervision of the Lead Advisor.

Experience and skills Required

  • Previous experience in a related field is preferred but not essential; if you have the right attitude and drive and want to make a difference and contribute to improving the lives of others.
  • Previous experience of achieving positive outcomes and a genuine interest in supporting others to positive changes.
  • Compassion and Caring nature
  • Warm and approachable
  • Excellent communication and assessment skills
  • IT skills
  • Own vehicle
  • Ability to provide practical and emotional support, offer assistance and guidance, giving our community clients, the confidence they need to live as independently as possible.
  • Ability to work with a strong team of dedicated community workers

Other Details

If you are the person, we need - please email the Fed’s HR Team and ask for an application form, job description and person specification at:   [email protected] or Telephone:  (0161) 772 4800 and ask to be transferred to the Human Resources Team.

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