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Discharge to Assess SGC1380/900/NSH

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 20/01/2019 23:59
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Employment Location:
Badminton Road, Yate
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Closing date:
20 Jan

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Discharge to Assess Coordinator

Summary of Post

The role will be based at the Badminton Road Office. Under the direction of the Senior Practitioner, the post will be within the North Community Team but will provide coordination support to all three community teams (North, Central and South).

You will work to coordinate the Discharge to Assess cases for Pathways One and Two. Under the direction of a North Team Senior Practitioner you will work in a proactive way to collate information from a number of relevant sources to provide the CAH department with all the information that they require to efficiently facilitate discharges from Pathway One and Two and to report on the status of all cases.

Interviews are scheduled for 01/02/2019.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

Could include (but not exclusive):

• Attending all the relevant Multi-disciplinary meetings, including those at the relevant care homes, so that accurate records are maintained.
• Keep the relevant spreadsheets and databases updated on Pathway One and Two cases.
• Report to Team Managers on progress with all elements of the process including allocations, assessments, and obtaining services
• To liaise with the relevant Community Health Teams on the Delayed Transfers of Care. To check the data provided and to ensure accurate weekly reports.
• Act as a central point of contact for both the Community Health Teams and the Community Teams for information on the progress of Pathway One and Two cases.
• Monitor the progress of Pathway One and Two cases, and provide progress reports to the relevant managers.
• Regularly liaise with the brokerage team to provide information on the cases awaiting services and to ensure that they are treated as a priority.

This role will be integral to the efficient functioning of Discharge to Assess as it will be a central point of contact for the wide range of information required.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


• Experience in a relevant area of statutory or voluntary sector work in the health or social care field.
• Educated to a minimum of 3 grade C GCSE’s (or equivalent) including English and Maths.
• Possess a good understanding of working in the community in OT or Social Work.
• IT skills to use client data system AIS (training on the system will be given where needed).
• Ability to collate and distribute appropriately a range of information relating to service users.
• A good knowledge of Microsoft Excel
• Understanding of the needs of service users and good interpersonal skills.
• Ability to prioritise own workload within set parameters to meet team demands and deadlines.
• Exemplifying the Council's values and behaviours.


• Knowledge and experience of the Discharge to Assess process
• A relevant qualification e.g. NVQ Level 3 in health or social care or equivalent.

Additional Information

Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has a confidential checking process for transgender applicants who do not wish to reveal details of their previous identity to the person who has asked them to complete an application form for a DBS check.. The contact details are:
Sensitive Applications Team, Customer services, PO Box 165, Liverpool, L69 3JD
Email sensitive@dbs.gsi.gov.uk

Use of a vehicle

The nature of the duties requires you to travel on Council business on a regular basis, so you must either have a current driving licence and provide a car, or have access to appropriate means of travel.

If you use your vehicle on authorised Council business, you will receive a mileage payment based on the Inland Revenue Authorised Mileage Allowance Payment Scheme (AMAPS). The allowance is provided on the condition that your own insurance covers you for business use and indemnifies the Council against claim (including those concerning passengers) arising out of the use of the vehicle on official business. You will also be eligible for a car loan if you meet the criteria within the Council’s Car Loan Scheme.

For an informal discussion call Peter Edwards on 01454 866247 or email peter.edwards@southglos.gov.uk

Salary: £21,074 – £23,886 (pro-rata if part-time hours)

Hours: 37

Closing Date: 24th January 2019

Vacancy Ref: TBC

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

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