Our older people and physical disability teams

We're looking for enthusiastic professionals to join our older people and physical disability teams across Kent. We have vacancies in the following teams:

This team:

  • assesses the social care needs of older people and people with a physical disability and produce relevant care and support plans
  • is made up of multi-disciplinary teams of social workers, occupational therapists and nurses in case management roles, supported by case officers and administrators
  • promotes Independence Review Teams within Adult Community Teams and reviews care packages, supporting people to be as independent as possible
  • has designated workers who are responsible for transition from Children's Services to Adult Services and liaison with carers assessment services
  • is aligned to Clinical Commissioning Group areas and GP clusters for wider multi-disciplinary and partnership working with health colleagues.

This team:

  • provides hospital based services to support non-admission to hospital when appropriate and timely discharge from hospital
  • is made up of multi-disciplinary teams of social workers, occupational therapists and nurses in case management roles, supported by case officers and administrators
  • has Social Care Discharge Coordinators, which are key roles within the team
  • works with the Enablement at Home service to ensure people are supported at home whenever possible
  • is aligned to Clinical Commissioning Groups areas and Acute services for wider multi-disciplinary and partnership working with health colleagues.

This team:

  • provides initial contact for the public enquiring about services and assessment of need
  • provides a range of information, advice and signposting in cases where it is clear that eligibility for local authority social care is not met
  • signposts to local authority internal services when appropriate
  • signposts to other community based services when appropriate
  • refers to Adult Community Teams for assessment of social care needs
  • is aligned to Clinical Commissioning Groups areas and GP clusters services for wider multi-disciplinary and partnership working with health colleagues.

This team:

  • provides a range of support and business management functions to enable customer facing teams to focus on the needs of the public
  • manages purchasing of care packages, service performance, business planning, business resilience, workforce planning, recruitment and project management for short term pieces of work impacting on each area
  • is aligned to Clinical Commissioning Groups areas and GP clusters for wider multi-disciplinary and partnership working with health colleagues.

This team:

  • provides up to 3 weeks enablement at home for people who are returning home from a hospital or residential setting
  • has Enablement Workers who support and encourage people to regain and maximise their independence
  • has Occupational Therapists who advise on optimising ability and independence safely and appropriately
  • is aligned to Clinical Commissioning Groups areas and GP clusters for wider multi-disciplinary and partnership working with health colleagues.

This team:

  • has centralised safeguarding teams aligned to each area, providing expert advice and management of adult safeguarding issues
  • works in conjunction with the local authority central referral unit to ensure a coordinated and comprehensive response to adult safeguarding concerns and alerts
  • works in conjunction with central local authority Best Interest Assessors and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards teams to provide a coordinated and comprehensive response
  • is aligned to Clinical Commissioning Groups areas and GP clusters for wider multi-disciplinary and partnership working with health colleagues.

This team:provides a range of residential, nursing, recuperative and intermediate care services, short term and long term as determined by need works closely with Adult Community Teams, Short Term Pathways Teams, Access to Resources and Purchasing Teams to ensure placement availability is maximised to meet priority needs.

This team:

  • provides a county wide specialist assessment and provision service for people with sensory impairment
  • provides a county wide specialist service for people with autism including self-management and promoting independence service, in support of clients with higher functioning autism
  • is aligned to Clinical Commissioning Groups areas and GP clusters for wider multi-disciplinary and partnership working with health colleagues.