Referral & Assessment Officer

30 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

Salary £19,009 per annum pro rata

(Actual salary £15,412 per annum)

Based at the St Anthony of Padua Community Centre, Walker


Who we are

St Anthony of Padua Community Association is a registered charity and limited company with over 30 years’ experience of providing a range of care services. We provide Day Care, Home Care and Extra Care Housing across the East End of Newcastle. We are a ‘not for profit’, value-based organisation.

Our most valuable resource are the staff and volunteers who together ensure that the community we serve are at the heart of everything we do. As a regulated Home Care provider, the Care Quality Commission has rated us “Outstanding”.


The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Home Care Service. Reporting to the Home Care Manager you will be responsible for assessing care needs and devising, reviewing care packages and risk assessments for both new and existing service users covering the East End of the City.

This will involve meeting with service users and families in their homes and liaison with specialist services such as social workers and hospitals to ensure that all care requirements are met and appropriately documented, whilst adhering to both contractual and CQC requirements.

You will also have responsibility for investigating and resolving any complaints / concerns that arise as well as the completion of risk assessments documentation associated with providing care.

The ideal applicant will have proven care experience in a similar level role within the Health & Social Care setting and hold an NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social or equivalent or be progressing towards it.

You will have experience in assessing care needs and writing and reviewing care plans with a sound knowledge of the relevant care standards which are regulated through the Care Quality Commission. You should possess a professional, friendly approach with attention to detail and the ability to work in a methodical and organised manner at all times.

For more information please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

If you are interested and would like to discuss this exciting opportunity in more detail then please contact Kim Cuthbertson, Home Care Manager on 0191 234 5775 Ext 2

CLOSING DATE: Noon 24 January 2020

 INTERVIEW DATE: Friday 31 January

Applying couldn’t be easier, you can Apply Online or download our Application Form. You can also request an Application Form be posted to you by calling 0191 234 5775 or e-mail

Please note that CVs will not be accepted. No agencies please.

St Anthony Community Association is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all