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Social Care Discharge Coordinator

Role Responsibility

Want to take the next step in your career?

We are looking for motivated, experienced professionals and people embarking on a new career, or returning to work, to join us who are committed to working in integrated multi-agency teams, ready to embrace change and new ways of working.

If you are a Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Nurse with experience in Adult Social Care then we would love to hear from you.

As a Social Care Discharge Co-Ordinator you will work in an Integrated Discharge Team and manage the discharge pathway 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 in order to facilitate safe and timely hospital discharge. You will supervise and provide complex case management advice to a team of Case Officers and Case Managers. You will also be responsible for accurate data collection and escalating any issues affecting functionality of the team to the Team Manager.

The Integrated Discharge 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.

Our OPPD service operates within modernised office processes and performance management systems. 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. 

Alongside opportunities for training and development, you will receive the support you need and recognition for your good work.

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.

Your contractual base will be discussed in further detail at interview. 

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.

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.

Contact Details

For more information about the role, please contact Jane Sargeant - Team Manager - Short Term Pathways West Kent on 03000 414673 

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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