SALARY: Grade 4 Points 13 – 19 (£15,444 - £17,802)

An exciting secondment/employment opportunity has arisen to join the Assistive
Technology Team to support the provision of a telecare service. The post is offered
on a 12 month fixed term basis.We are looking for a highly motivated dynamic
individual to join this busy team which will be based at Police HQ, Croesyceiliog.

You will develop and build on the existing skills of the current team who are
committed to providing a quality service. You will be required to work in partnership
with health, social care and housing colleagues to support service users to remain
safely in their own homes.

Duties for the post will include travelling throughout the Borough carrying out
assessments, simple installations and reviews of telecare equipment, as well as
other related tasks. You will provide advice and support to people in their own
homes. Full training will be given.This is an exciting opportunity for the right person
to work with a dedicated team of staff and be part of a developing service.A current
driving licence and use of transport is essential.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Criminal Records

For further discussion please contact Val Bessell, Team Manager, Personal Care on
01633 648500

Application forms and further information can be obtained from:
The Recruitment Team, Floor 4, Civic Centre, Pontypool, Torfaen NP4 6YB,
Telephone 01495 742308. E Mail:
or alternatively visit the internal website SWOOP to view and download an
application and job description

Closing date for applications: 12 Noon 31ST October 2012

Post Ref:                         SS044 - 3110
Job Description

Post Title:          Assessor/Installer – ID1968

Grade                4

Section              Assistive Technology

Service Area         Social Care and Housing Services

Responsible to:      Lead Assessor/ Personal Care Team Manager

Disclosure Level:    Enhanced

Date Issued: 03/08/12

 Job Purpose

 To assist in the delivery of an effective assistive technology service to Torfaen
 residents. To assist in assessments, reviews and installations of assistive
 technology in the community.

Principal Accountabilities and Responsibilities

   1. To support the Assistive Technology Lead Assessor in undertaking non-
      complex telecare assessment visits and reviews, recording these
      appropriately and arranging installations.

   2. To review and prioritise referrals for Assistive Technology, working with Care
      Managers to consider risks, needs and appropriate Telecare packages.

   3. To complete simple installations of equipment in service users homes at the
      discretion of the Lead Assessor.

   4. Work in partnership with colleagues (especially Monitoring Centre staff) to
      ensure installations are completed on time and in accordance with the
      relevant agreements & standards.

   5. The Assistive Technology Assessor/Installer will also support the Lead
      Assessor in awareness raising and information events that promote assistive
   6. To support the development of the Assistive Technology service, working with
       the Assistive Technology Lead Assessor

   7.To support awareness raising amongst stakeholders (including health, housing
      and social care professionals) of the potential use of Assistive technologies.

   8.To support operational arrangements with care managers to ensure that care
      plans reflect the assistive technology put in place and that reviews undertaken
      are also reflected in care plan documentation.

   9.To work with Lead Assessor to provide training to referring officers, users and
      carers on the operation of and uses of Telecare and Assistive technology.

   10. To carry out health and safety responsibilities in accordance with Torfaen
       County Borough Councils Policies and Procedures and the Health and Safety
       at Work act.

Supervision/Management of People

  11.To participate in training provided by the Department

  12. To observe confidentiality in all aspects of work.

  13.To proactively participate in individual supervision and annual work smart


 14. To be an effective team member and work within Corporate Standards and
     Regulations to achieve the objectives of the Team.

 15 To undertake other such related duties as required from time to time by the
     Chief Officer of Social Care and Housing.

 16. To accept that this job description may be the subject of review.

Name of candidate ______________________ Shortlisted by _________________
                  Criteria                                Selection Method
                                                Application Interview Presentation
                                                Form                    / Test
Have a good standard of education,              X
NVQ Level 3 or equivalent
Knowledge of relevant legislation                           X
procedures and good practice in social
care, housing and health.
Knowledge of IT system and                      X
understanding of its contribution to
meeting business needs
Knowledge of Assistive Technology                           X

Demonstrate an understanding of and a
commitment to Training Opportunities.
The ability to work with a diverse team with    X
sufficient flexibility to cope with changing
Experience of joint working both internally,    X
with other officers, and with external
agencies such as Health, voluntary, the
independent sector and individual service
Previous experience of working with a                       X
Telecare/Telehealth Service or other
support service
Skills and Abilities
Ability to work with a wide range of staff at   X
all levels
Good time management skills to deal with        X
conflicting demands against tight
Ability to work effectively across              X
organisational boundaries
Good written and oral communication skills      X
Good interpersonal skills and the ability to                X
discuss technical issues with non-technical
Personal Attributes
Customer focused, high degree of integrity                  X
Self motivator                                              X
Enthusiastic, friendly and approachable                     X
Able to build strong working relationships                  X
with colleagues and suppliers
                    Total Short Listing Score

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