Assessment and Placement Manager - South West

South & South West (Field Based)

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Description

Role: Assessment and Placement Manager

Location: South West

Additional Information: This role is remotely based. You will be expected to travel to services across the South West.

Work with us!

Achieve together want you to have fun at work and make things happen for the people we support. We value everyone and we want brave people to help the people we support work towards achieving independence and reaching their goals. Achieve together is one of the UK’s leading providers of support for people with learning disabilities, autism and associated complex needs.

If this sounds great to you… Then you’re just what we’re looking for and we’d like to hear from you!

Our Ideal Candidate…

You will have extensive experience in the Health and Social care sector – ideally having worked with people with learning disabilities and/or mental health needs at management or above level for several years

You will also have experience in assessing the needs of people with disabilities and be able to make recommendations on support needs, identify risk and how to manage this and be able to identify compatibility within an appropriate residential or supported living service.

 What you’ll be doing….

  • Respond in a timely manner to all enquiries and referrals, and support colleagues as required in doing the same, including the accurate logging of information on the assessment and referral database.
  • Conduct and document detailed and comprehensive person-centred assessments in a dignified and respectful manner and develops care packages for potential service users in conjunction with operations and wider team(s) where required.
  • Ensure a person-centred approach to assessments and ongoing support to ensure that the service and support proposed is appropriate to that individual and is able to enhance that individual’s quality of life, and achieve their desired outcomes.
  • Gain the support from operations for all new placements and that any initiatives required to support the placement are specific, measurable, achievable and realistic ahead of the transition of the service user.
  • Ensure that contracts are exchanged with purchasers and that placement terms are agreed with the relevant parties and that any variations are honoured by the home and monitored on an ongoing basis.
  • Support visits by care managers, family members, service users to the relevant services.
  • Contribute to the implementation and development of new assessment tools and care package documentation.
  • Link in with Clinical and Operational teams as well as colleagues within the placement team to ensure good communication and to maximise potential opportunities.

Knowledge Required…

  • Keeps abreast of sector trends and purchasers’ strategic development plans and contributes to the strategic planning of the growth of the company, supporting the development of new services and homes.
  • Awareness and experience with E brokerage and other commissioning portals.
  • Knowledge of the Learning Disability sector to include awareness of legislative and regulatory sector requirements.
  • Demonstrate good understanding of how the sector compromises itself from how small residential and supported living services function through to how local authorities and CCGs commission and agree services.

Why work for us...

We’re committed to the growth of people across our business because working with us is not just about having a job, but the opportunity to grow and flourish within our organisation for years to come.

As well as a competitive salary you will also receive

  • 33 day holiday inclusive of bank holidays
  • Company car or car allowance 
  • Access Retail Discounts
  • Reward and recognition monthly and annual
  • Development and access to professional training
  • Access to counselling services
  • Continuous on the job training is provided
  • Contributory Pension Plan
  • Checks and Clearances paid for by Achieve together

If this sounds like you and you relish the idea to work for a company where you can really make a difference, then click the link and apply today.