Job Details
  • Reference385424A_1641350533
  • LocationDandenong
  • SalaryAU$50 - AU$56.11 per hour
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Posted12 days ago
  • ConsultantNimmy De Silva

Assessment Officer

  • 4-5 days per week from home, must have own laptop
  • Great Location - Dandenong South
  • Minimum 3 months contract

An opportunity exists for an experienced Assessment Officer to join the local counil based in South East Melbourne for a minimum 3-month contract from January 2022 with an hourly pay rate of $56.11 + super.

Key Responsibilities

Main areas of responsibilities will include but is not limited to:

National Screening and Assessment

  • Undertake National Screening and Assessment using the NSAF for people 65 and over to ensure consistent aged care assessments are completed within operational KPI's.
  • Design and implement individually tailored goal focused plans in consultation with the client and/or carer.
  • Ensure appropriate client pathways can be facilitated through the completion of an Action Plan. Utilise supplementary screening tools in addition to the NSAF to assess client needs as required. Liaise with the My Aged Care National Contact Centre to receive and accept referrals.
  • Document processes using the Assessor portal, and match and refer to appropriate services.

Living at Home Assessment

  • Process and prioritise incoming referrals for clients under 65.
  • Undertake a Living at Home Assessment utilising the Living at Home Assessment tool and guidelines Design and implement individually tailored goal focused plans in consultation with the client and/or carer.
  • Ensure appropriate client pathways can be facilitated through the completion of an Action Plan. Utilise supplementary screening tools in addition to the Living at Home Assessment Tool to assess client needs as required.
  • Document processes using GoldCare, and match and refer to appropriate services.

First Aid Activities

  • Undertake the role of Occupational First Aid Officer (OFAO) where required to administer First Aid to members of the public who may be injured or unwell whilst using Council facilities.

Key Skills

Skills

Ability to work effectively and contribute as a team member as well as working autonomously.

Comprehensive knowledge and experience of Home Care Packages (HACC) the community care common standards and accreditation

Highly effective communication skills to deal with clients, carers, families & a wide range of agencies and service providers

Proven experience in staff leadership and supervision, administration and relevant service delivery.

Qualifications

  • Degree or Diploma qualification (Social/Welfare Work, Allied Health, Nursing) with some relevant experience such as:
    • An understanding of the service environment and how to access supports and services. o Relevant experience in the area of goal focused assessment.
    • Demonstrated understandings of the needs of people who are frail, aged or have a disability.
    • An understanding of the needs and issues associated with working in a diverse community.
    • Well-developed conflict and problem resolution skills.
  • A current Victorian Driver's Licence.
  • First Aid Certificate - desirable
  • Must be prepared to undergo a Police Check and obtain a Working with Children Check

If this opportunity sounds like the right role for you, please hit "Apply" today.