Job details

Reference number - 2602 - 3332

Location - Portsmouth

Salary - Band: 9 (Main grade) £31,370 - £34,787 p.a.

Job type/hours - 37 hours per week - permanent

Closing date - 24th October 2019

At Portsmouth City Council we're all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 8,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority's main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

The primary function of this role is to provide effective liaison and discharge between Solent and Partner Trust Inpatient Services, the CRHTT, Recovery, Rehab, Resettlement and Transformation Teams to ensure safe and effective transitions of care at the point of discharge from in-patient services as well as influencing step down / step up support placements in the community. The post holder will support the discharge coordinator to oversee the coordination of all hospital discharges. They will support initiatives for improvement to capacity and flow across all Orchards and Brooker wards. Working in partnership with service users, their families, staff teams and external agencies, especially social care, they will seek creative solutions to system problems of patient capacity and flow that will avoid the need for acute ECR’s and create early discharge plans reducing delayed transfers of care with an ambition to transform current DTOC thinking and practice

What you'll need to succeed

Hold a qualification in social work i.e. DipSW, CQSW, CSS and be registered with the HCPC as a social worker.

Understand and work within the legislative framework of the Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2005, ensuring that Service Users care and support needs are recorded and responded to within a robust assessment process, and have knowledge of eligibility criteria to fair access to care

What you'll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you'll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. Annual leave starts at 26 days going up to 30 days and staff discounts for travel and local shops. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career.

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please follow the link and review the "Job Profile" to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role. If you wish to send a CV, please consider a cover letter outlining why you are the perfect candidate for this position.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

How to apply

You can apply by post or email. Please see the 'How to apply' document below.