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Housing Needs (Medical) Assessment Officer

Employer
Manchester City Council
Location
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary
£26,975 to £30,095 per annum / pro rata
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Housing Needs (Medical)Assessment Officer to join our Manchester Move and Adapted Homes team. The Manchester Move service is a city wide lettings service across Manchester and this role will support with allocating properties that best meet the needs of Manchester residents.

You will be responsible for the triaging requests for non-complex medical assessments in regard to rehousing applications, undertake desk top & in the home assessments for requests for medical priority and present to the medical panel. As an expert in your field you will use you medical knowledge and rehousing knowledge to best advise residents on their housing options. We are looking for a proactive and resident focused professional who takes a person centred approach and prides themselves on achieving positive rehousing outcomes.

This post requires a nursing qualification, such as RGN or EN, and two years post-registration experience or a Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy.

The candidate must be registered with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and be a medical professional with an ability to understand the impact of the home environment on a person’s illness or disability.

The post holder will have experience of working with people in the community setting or in a person’s own home, and have some knowledge and ideally some experience of assessing for the provision of equipment and minor or major adaptations.

The post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (amended in 2013). Appointable candidates will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here. We have a policy on the Employment of Ex-Offenders and it is available upon request.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

Working style

As a blended worker, you may be able to work from home or remotely some of the time, or for certain tasks or limited days or hours. For the remainder of the time, you will be required to work at council sites or offices. This will depend on your role’s responsibilities and your personal circumstances.

Manchester City Council is committed to giving fair support to members of the Armed Forces and veterans, whilst recognising and remembering the sacrifices they have made. The aim of The Armed Forces Covenant is to ensure that the Armed Forces and veterans are not disadvantaged, when applying for vacancies with Manchester City Council. Armed Forces and veterans will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the Minimum requirements for the role.

Manchester City Council values equality and works to provide a fair and inclusive environment for a workforce that is as diverse as the communities it serves. We want to further increase the diversity of our workforce, in particular the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and disabled staff at all levels of the Council. This advert is open to all applicants, and we would particularly welcome applications from candidates identifying with one or both of those characteristics.

If you require any adjustments to be able to engage in the recruitment process for this role, please let us know by emailing Iain.Kershaw@northwardshousing.co.uk.  

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