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Continuing Healthcare Social Worker

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Cambridgeshire County Council
£34,408 - £37,108
Scott House, Huntingdon
Closing date:
28 August 2022 at midday
An exciting opportunity has arisen for two qualified Social Workers to join Cambridgeshire County Councils Continuing Healthcare team, on a permanent full-time basis.

Working across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough the successful candidates will work in partnership with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group to identify and determine individual’s eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare through joint completion of the NHS Continuing Healthcare process.

The role involves completing Care Act 2014 Assessments, or Reviews, Mental Capacity Act 2005 Assessments and Best interest Decisions (where applicable) evidencing the Local authority’s contribution towards the NHS Continuing Healthcare process and supporting the Multidisciplinary teams’ recommendations on eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare. Where an individual is not eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare but is eligible for care and support under the Care Act 2014, the successful candidates will implement care and support.

The successful candidates will support Adult Social Care workforce to improve their confidence, skills, and knowledge in relation to NHS Continuing Healthcare. This involves providing, training, coaching, mentoring and advice and guidance to staff in relation to NHS Continuing Healthcare, and Children’s and Young People’s Continuing Care.

In addition to the responsibilities outlined above and in the Job Description as this is a specialist role the post holds the following additional responsibilities:
• Support the Adult Social Care Work force by providing advice, and guidance in relation to the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS Funded Nursing Care (2018)
• Assist in the delivery of training across the County in relation to NHS Continuing Healthcare and Children and Young People’s Continuing Care.
• To provide critical analysis of information and write reports to Court standard
• Act as a Local authority representative and participate in Local Resolution panels

If you
- Are passionate about individual’s rights and NHS Continuing Healthcare
- A qualified Social Worker, registered with Social Work England
- Hold a full drivers licence and willing to travel for work
- Willing to learn and be flexible in your approach
- Experienced in NHS Continuing Healthcare

We can offer you:
• Occupational pension scheme with employer contribution
• Generous annual leave provision
• Comprehensive employee discounts scheme
• Employee Assistance Programme – access to free support 24 hours a day
• Lease car scheme
• Payment for business mileage expenses
• Work life balance and flexible ways of working

We offer a generous mileage allowance of 45p per mile, (first 10,000 miles, and 25p per mile, thereafter). We don’t want our Social Workers facing the additional financial burden of fuel prices increasing, so an additional fuel allowance of £30 per month has been agreed for the 2022/23 financial year for those driving over 300 business miles per month.

To be considered for these positions please complete the online application form. This is a rolling campaign, and we will review applications daily so please don't wait for the closing date to apply, we want to speak to you now!

For an informal discussion please contact Continuing Healthcare Team Manager Elizabeth Pitt on 07500 917739 or e-mail

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