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Intermediate Care - Community Care Worker

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Part Time
Job summary

Paignton and Brixham Intermediate Care Team are recruiting for a Band 5 Community Care Worker to join our supportive and passionate team delivering quality care to patients. #CaretojoinusTSD

As a Community Care Worker, you will undertake holistic needs-led assessments in partnership with service users, patients and carers, prepare care plans, commission services and manage a caseload to ensure the most effective and beneficial care packages are established, delivered, monitored and reviewed, and comply with all statutory requirements, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust policies, standards and guidelines.

We focus on solutions and people's strengths, and encourage outside the box thinking and embrace innovation and change wherever it can drive improvement. If you share our values and vision and are passionate about working with people on what matters to them, you could be a real asset to our Torbay and South Devon Team.

Main duties of the job

  • To be a core member of a multi-disciplinary Baywide Health and Wellbeing Team and contribute to the effective assessment and discharge planning with working age adults in the area of Torbay and for Torbay residents in out of area hospitals in the region
  • To undertake holistic social care assessments, in partnership with service users, families and carers, prepare care plans, commission services to ensure the most beneficial and cost-effective care packages are established, delivered, monitored and reviewed, and comply with all statutory requirements for Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust policies and guidelines
  • To have clear responsibilities for the safeguarding of adults and children and for operating in a manner consistent with Human Rights legislation
  • To be compliant with and practice utilising social care legislation including Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 200

About us

Our team are flexible and promotes a healthy work/home life balance therefore, your package with us includes a lot more than just your pay!

Why work with us- Listed are a few of the additional benefits that are available to you as an employee:
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Childcare at our day nursery
  • A contract with Torbay means generous holiday entitlement starting at 27 days a year (for full time workers) plus bank/public holidays
  • Staff Discounts
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Employee Support - Staff have access to a 24-hour helpline

Job description

Job responsibilities

Full vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • GCSE grade C or above
  • To have an NVQ level 4 in health & Social Care/or on appointment to commence the qualification within the HSCC role
  • Evidence of consistent pattern of learning from education, training and experience
  • Understanding of basic human needs - physical, emotional, health and social


  • NVQ/CQF in social/ healthcare

Knowledge and experience


  • Understanding of basic human needs, physical, emotional and social
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, carers, specialist
  • Proven interpersonal skills
  • Effective working as an individual but also as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to use time effectively
  • Effective recording skills
  • Commitment to multi-disciplinary working
  • Willingness to undertake training to develop within the role
  • Ability to prioritise competing demands
  • Ability to use IT based care management systems
  • Ability to work on own initiative whilst making positive use of supervision and training
  • Awareness of Care Act 2014 legislation
  • Assessment & Care Management Process, policies and standards
  • Effective keyboard/IT skills, which include accurate recording skills
  • Effective in using multiple data base computer systems
  • Ability to undertake holistic assessments of persons need, arranging and reviewing services


  • Care Management process, policies and standards Community Care and other relevant legislation
  • Knowledge of long-term conditions
  • Customer care/reception training
  • Evidence of risk assessment training/awareness
  • Use of recognised IT packages

Requirements due to work environment/conditions


  • Keyboard skills with appropriate adaptations/adjustments
  • Physical ability to carry out duties in the community with appropriate adaptations/adjustments

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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