Social Care Assessor - Learning Disabilities

Reference:3/AD/20/071 

Salary:£25,801.00 - £28,785.00 

Working Hours:37 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Shire Hall Westgate Street Gloucester - GL1 2TG 

Closing date:24 February 2020 at midnight 

Are you passionate about working with people to promote independence and dedicated to making a difference? Are you looking for your next career move within Health & Social Care? We would love to hear from you!


About the role:


We have two, full time Social Care Assessor positions available in our Learning Disabilities team. The team has a supportive and engaged management structure including an Integrated Social Care Manager, a Deputy Social Care Manager, three Team Managers and two Lead Social Care Assessors. It also consists of around 50 other staff members, including qualified Social Workers, Social Care Assessors and an administration team.


As a Social Care Assessor, you will be undertaking assessments and support plans with people who have physical disabilities or other complex needs. This role will involve working with families, carers and other professionals, agencies and organisations across Gloucestershire.


The work is focused on promoting independence, enabling the individuals we work with to remain in their own homes and reduce the need for hospital admission or long term care. The ideal candidate will be someone who has experience of working in a health and/or social care setting and who has knowledge of the Care Act; and the ability to apply it in practice.



About you: 


As Social Care Assessors, we understand the work you do on a daily basis and provide the support you need to make a difference to the people of Gloucestershire. To join us, you must have:



  • relevant qualification equivalent to NVQ Level 3

  • training related to Health and Social Care assessments

  • experience of managing a caseload including working with people experiencing a range of physical disabilities, medical, mental health difficulties and learning difficulties

  • evidence of good interpersonal skills, good verbal / written communication

  • good IT skills


About us:


Gloucestershire County Council Adult Social Care is on an exciting innovation journey working towards the Three Conversation approach, a model that re-emphasises focus on people, their strengths and the networks and community around them.


Our Social Care Assessors do all they can to make the difference to local communities in Gloucestershire. Here are some of the benefits we offer in return for your hard work.



  • Regular formal and informal support

  • Safe, supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision

  • Transfer options after two years in post, allowing for continuous development of skills and knowledge in different Adult Social Care settings.

  • Accredited post-qualified training opportunities, enabling you to develop your skills

  • Personal licences to Adults CCINFORM

  • Access to mandatory training and additional topical bi-annual workshops.

  • Clear career progression pathways, to support you in progressing professionally and personally

  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) network and the Young Employees Network.

  • Annual leave up to 29.5 days after 5 years employment

  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme

  • Staff discount scheme that offers access to great savings including discounts with major supermarket chains and high street retailers


We’re closer than you think:


We are an easy commute from many locations, view our commuting times map to see what we mean. However, we understand that commuting isn’t for everyone, so if you are in the process of relocating, why not email us to discuss opportunities further.


To join a locally award winning team, click “Apply” today! You will also find links to the Job Profile and Guidance Notes below.


Alternatively, for an informal discussion, please contact ASCrecruitment@gloucestershire.gov.uk to arrange a convenient time for a call back.

Application Information

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Below you will also find links to the Job Profile and Guidance Notes. Click ‘Apply’ to continue.

Only if you have difficulty accessing the information published online should you contact GCC Appointments & People Sourcing Team by telephone 01452-425888 or e-mail to ContactUs@gloucestershire.gov.uk quoting the vacancy reference number above.

If you wish to apply for this position on a secondment basis, please obtain approval from your current line manager that you may be released on a secondment before submitting an application form.

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Additional Information

  1. Job Profile