What is the Role of a Health and Social Care Assessor?
Interested to know what a health and social care assessor does? This article gives you a break down into the daily responsibilities of a health and social care assessor, the perks, the requirements and salary expectations.
What Does a Health and Social Care Assessor Do?
Health and Social Care Assessors are responsible for designing and delivering learning and development sessions to help improve both knowledge and skills for staff in a social care setting.
Assessors could either work for a health and social care employer and deliver staff training sessions within the organisation, or they could work in an independent training provider that delivers staff training to various health and social care employers.
Typical roles and responsibilities include:
- Conducting assessments to ensure all staff are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge for the role.
- Creating and delivering staff training sessions.
- Commissioning staff training from external organisations.
- Regularly reviewing and evaluating how effective training has been.
- Maintaining and updating staff training records.
The Perks of Working as a Health and Social Care Assessor
In addition to seeing staff member reaching their goals, the role comes with many perks as we've highlighted below:
Work from Home
Most health and social care assessors are required to visit multiple care home settings to assess them. Given that the nature of the role requires you to travel, you are able to work from home. Remote working carries many benefits, with numerous studies suggesting that remote workers are more productive, happier and enjoy a good work-life balance.
Work at Local Colleges
As you'll be assessing training and development, you will be given opportunities to work alongside different local colleges. Giving you the chance to work in different environments, and you'll also find new contacts as well.
The assessor role isn't really a regular 9 to 5 desk job. You're not restricted to what times you should work, as long as the work gets done on time, then you're fine. You can also work part-time if the option is available to you.
Writing in the Guardian, Sarah Mault, a health and social care assessor from Chorley, described the most rewarding part of her job is watching her students complete a nationally recognised qualification and go on to lead successful careers.
What Do You Need to Become a Health and Social Care Assessor?
To become a health and social care assessor, you need to demonstrate that you are motivated, organised and flexible. And, more importantly, you must be able to understand and support every learner's needs so you can help them deliver better care.
You also need some specific skills to work in this role; these include:
- Ability to encourage and motivate others
- Sound knowledge of the health and social care sector
- Excellent presentation skills for delivering staff training sessions
But more importantly, you need to have the relevant vocational qualifications to be fully qualified.
What Are The Salary Expectation?
Salary expectations for the health and social care assessor role depend on the level of qualification you have attained. Of course, the higher your qualification level, the higher your salary. Below shows the minimum salary expectations for each level of qualification:
- Level 2 Diploma, you could expect to earn a minimum of £15,000 Per Annum.
- Level 3 Diploma, you could become a team leader or senior staff member and could earn a minimum of £22,000 Per Annum.
- Level 5 Diploma, qualifies you to become a manager and expect to earn a minimum of £33,000 rising to £50,000 Per Annum.
How Can The Learning Station Help?
- Level 3 (TAQA) Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement QCF
- Level 3 (PTTLS) Award in Education and Training QCF
- Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care & Children & Young People's Services QCF
The above course package can be completed in 8 to 12 months, fast-tracking your way to the Level 5 salary bracket in the shortest amount of time.
Since our course package is delivered through online distance learning, you get to study at your own time and at your own pace. You can also opt for blended learning, a mix of online distance and conventional teaching.
Plus, The Learning Station is always on the lookout for new health and social care assessors. So on completion of this course, you may be invited to apply for a position with us.
To find out how The Learning Station can help, please get in touch via our contact us page or call us directly on 020 8342 7210.