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Emma Carroll

 07736 161979

Housing Assessment Officer

  • Seniority: Officer
  • Salary: £13.00 - £15.00 (per-hour)
  • Reference: EC0012
  • Location:
  • Type: Temporary

  • Closing Date: 05-02-2021

Housing assessment officer

 

Purpose

 

To support hospital discharge from the NNUH and community hospitals by speeding up assessments of homes to ensure they are clear, and safe to discharge a patient to.  This is a temporary role for a 3-month period, as part of a new approach to reducing delays in returning patient’s home. This  programme is aimed at reducing Covid pressure and create learning for future system change

  

Key accountabilities

 

  • Visit properties of (mainly) older and vulnerable people and undertake a holistic initial assessment of their housing and accommodation to ensure it is fit for purpose to allow them to be discharged safely. Main focus of assessment is safety, warmth, cleanliness, food and basic adaptations.
  • Liaise with family members, carers, other professionals or community groups to gain access to the property and build up a picture of issues and needs that may affect discharge.
  • Complete initial assessment, record and update triage team and relevant district Council Housing teams on the outcome of the assessment and recommendation.

 

Role specific skills, knowledge and experience

 

  • Knowledge of housing fitness and disrepair.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable members of the community.
  • Knowledge of medical conditions and disabilities and how they affect people around the home.
  • Knowledge of the disabling impact of the home environment and how that can be mitigated.
  • Good capability to communicate with others to achieve shared goals.
  • Ability to work on own initiative with minimal supervision.
  • A full driving licence and access to a car as the post holder will be required to travel around the five districts.
  • Working with multi-disciplinary services to produce information
  • Be able to use relevant computer systems, databases and have good written communication skills.

 

 

Housing Assessment Officer

  • Seniority: Officer
  • Salary: £13.00 - £15.00 (per-hour)
  • Reference: EC0012
  • Location: Norwich NR1 2DH
  • Type: Temporary

  • Closing Date: 05-02-2021

Housing assessment officer

 

Purpose

 

To support hospital discharge from the NNUH and community hospitals by speeding up assessments of homes to ensure they are clear, and safe to discharge a patient to.  This is a temporary role for a 3-month period, as part of a new approach to reducing delays in returning patient’s home. This  programme is aimed at reducing Covid pressure and create learning for future system change

  

Key accountabilities

 

  • Visit properties of (mainly) older and vulnerable people and undertake a holistic initial assessment of their housing and accommodation to ensure it is fit for purpose to allow them to be discharged safely. Main focus of assessment is safety, warmth, cleanliness, food and basic adaptations.
  • Liaise with family members, carers, other professionals or community groups to gain access to the property and build up a picture of issues and needs that may affect discharge.
  • Complete initial assessment, record and update triage team and relevant district Council Housing teams on the outcome of the assessment and recommendation.

 

Role specific skills, knowledge and experience

 

  • Knowledge of housing fitness and disrepair.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable members of the community.
  • Knowledge of medical conditions and disabilities and how they affect people around the home.
  • Knowledge of the disabling impact of the home environment and how that can be mitigated.
  • Good capability to communicate with others to achieve shared goals.
  • Ability to work on own initiative with minimal supervision.
  • A full driving licence and access to a car as the post holder will be required to travel around the five districts.
  • Working with multi-disciplinary services to produce information
  • Be able to use relevant computer systems, databases and have good written communication skills.

 

 

Emma Carroll

  07736 161979


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