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Social Care Discharge Coordinator - East Kent, Short Term Pathways

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

We are looking for motivated, experienced professionals embarking on a new career, or returning to work, to join us working in partnership with multi-agency teams, ready to embrace change and new ways of working. If you are a Social Worker with experience in Adult Social Care then we would love to hear from you.

As a Social Care Discharge Co-ordinator, you will work with the Rapid Transfer of Care team (RTS) to manage the discharge pathways for a population of clients moving through the acute hospital setting, working closely alongside other agencies and professionals in order to achieve this.

You will be responsible for triaging and allocating referrals to appropriate workers. You will supervise and provide complex case management advice to a team of Case Officers and Social Workers. You will support the team to deliver a high quality of practice and innovative person centred outcomes for the residents of East Kent. You will also be responsible for accurate data collection and escalating any issues affecting functionality of the team to the Team Manager. The RTS team operates a discharge to assess model of care which involves patients having their assessments outside of the acute hospital environment and you will be supporting clients as they move through and beyond this pathway.

The service is increasingly accessible to the public outside of traditional office hours, as we move towards an 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week service. OPPD staff and managers are increasingly working on a rota basis to ensure service needs are met. This is an exciting time to join us and informal visits prior to interview are welcomed from people who share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey.

  • Full induction
  • Starting salary £34,866 to £41,011
  • Starting annual leave allowance of 28 rising to 30 days after 5 years service
  • A minimum of 5 days’ training each year

Applicants will be considered with a relevant professional qualification (Social Work, Nursing or Occupational Therapy)

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service and a relevant professional qualification (Social Work, Nursing or Occupational Therapy) as well as up to date registration with the appropriate professional body.

Contact Details

For more information about the role, please contact Liz Harte on 03000 410788

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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