Senior Social Worker -...
£39000.00 - £47000.00 per annum
Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Senior Social Worker to work full-time in Basildon in an Adults Team. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice in Adults' Services and be registered with Social Work England. The salary for this Permanent Social Worker role is £39,000 to £47,000 per annum. Summary: Senior social workers are passionate in demonstrating expert and effective practice ability in complex situations. Managing a caseload and supporting colleagues with complex cases, with an ability to mitigate high levels of risk. Working collaboratively with statutory and non-statutory/voluntary agencies ensuring a joined-up approach. Senior Social Workers will provide a source of specialist advice and professional expertise for social workers, contributing to the development of practice standards and the four key principles. Duties: Accountable for assessment of complex social care needs and provision of support for vulnerable adults to ensure they are safe and have good outcomes to promote independence. Accountable for working within the statutory legal framework, policy and guidance and determining when the threshold for statutory intervention has been reached in line with legislative and organisational standards within the Care Act 2014 (e.g. MCA/DoLS/CHC assessments etc). Responsible for managing a complex caseload, maintaining accurate and timely data, reports and presentations as required. Responsible for participating in a range of case conferences, court attendance, meetings and statutory reviews, pro-actively taking the lead when a social care perspective is required. Accountable for conducting assessments and plan responses which safeguard vulnerable adults, including intervention as required. Builds strong effective working relationships across the Council, with partners and members of voluntary agencies. Delivers a high level of expertise in particular areas of practice and leads on those areas, contributing to the development of a prevention and early intervention service. Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework Requirements of the Social Worker: Significant experience of social work in mental health and older people, modelling good practice and providing expert advice and guidance is essential in this role. To be considered for this role you would need to have either the AMHP, BIA or PE or applied to be on one of those courses. Educated to degree level (i.e. Diploma or degree in social work, CQSW, CSS) or equivalent. Evidence of continuing professional development and demonstrable capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards e.g. professional capability framework, knowledge and skills statement. Current registration with Social Work England as a registered social worker. Postgraduate qualification and current practice as either an Approved Mental Health Practitioner, Best Interests Assessor of Practise Educator would be required, although candidates who have applied or are already undertaking these qualifications may also be considered. Significant experience of social work, demonstrating a comprehensive and up to date understanding of all relevant legislation, regulations and guidance. Experience of mentoring both newly qualified and experienced staff and being a subject matter expert in professional practice. Experience of chairing meetings involving clients, family members and/or carers and other multi-agency professionals. Developing strong relationships with partners, other agencies and the local community to achieve joint objectives and offer a supportive framework for children and vulnerable adults. Understanding of the financial implications of care packages commissioned. Proven track record of clear decision making in order to highlight and limit the potential risks associated with intervention. Contact: This Social Worker job is advertised by Zehnn Young; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.