Adult Social Worker

Location Leatherhead
Job type Permanent
Salary £39k per year
Reference 169710

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading and award winning recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Adult Social Worker to work remotely based in Leatherhead, within the Service Commissioning and Operations Team.

The salary for this permanent Adult Social Worker job is £39,000 per annum.

Duties:

  • Provide a professional social work service to adults their families and carers living in Surrey in line with the requirements of the Care Act
  • Engage with individuals, families, groups and communities to assess and intervene, and using professional judgement, employ a range of interventions promoting choice, control and independence
  • Assist individuals, carers and families to develop support plans to meet the outcomes identified, using an asset based approach and family, friends and community options where appropriate and eligible needs are identified
  • Actively encourage involvement and ownership of the support plan but to take a leadership role where appropriate, and will give clear explanation of the use of Direct Payments so that informed decisions can be made
  • Actively promote wellbeing and independence, to enable individuals and carers to retain or regain their skills and confidence and prevent or delay deterioration
  • Engage effectively with families to facilitate contingency planning to anticipate complexity and changing circumstances
  • Ensure that as part of the assessment NHS Continuous Healthcare is considered for all individuals
  • Assist with the duty/intake function of the team as required, providing immediate professional guidance on urgent issues, arranging immediate support to manage risk in line with a personalised approach and escalating issues of concern to more senior staff
  • Take professional responsibility as directed for managing a caseload which will include individuals, children, families and carers who require support and guidance
  • Enable them to identify their needs and plan support to meet those needs using the full range of options, seeking advice and support where appropriate
  • Use assessment procedures discerningly in response to the presenting needs and to ensure that a proportionate assessment is completed in a way that enables maximum participation
  • Provide information, advice and guidance in line with current national legislation and to recognise the need for, and appropriately signpost to other agencies, services or providers
  • Undertake assessment and planning for safeguarding
  • Share and present professional knowledge and expertise with colleagues within the team
  • Provide professional reflective supervision to staff who are not professionally qualified
  • Take professional and personal responsibility for clear recording of analysis and judgements, maintaining up to date case work records on the database as required by Surrey County Council
  • Take responsibility for working within the Directorate's data protection policies
  • Uphold the values and behaviours of the organisation
  • Work inclusively, with a diverse range of stakeholders and promote equality of opportunity
  • Maintain high standards of Health, Safety and Welfare at work and take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others
  • Work flexibly and will be supported to do this with mobile IT equipment and hot desk facilities
  • Develop supervisory skills and take on a co-ordinating and advisory role with unqualified and less experienced colleagues as required
  • Make recommendations for the provision of services in line with the budget determined according to the assessment of needs, and advise less experienced or unqualified colleagues on budget and the cost of services
  • Take professional responsibility as directed for managing a caseload which will include individuals, children, families and carers who require support and guidance
  • Enable them to identify their needs and plan support to meet those needs using the full range of options, seeking advice and support where appropriate
  • Use assessment procedures discerningly in response to the presenting needs and to ensure that a proportionate assessment is completed in a way that enables maximum participation
  • Provide information, advice and guidance in line with current national legislation and to recognise the need for, and appropriately signpost to other agencies, services or providers
  • Undertake assessment and planning for safeguarding

Requirements of the Adult Social Worker:

  • Relevant professional qualification and Health and Care Professions Council registration where required
  • Have, and maintain, current registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and adhere to the HCPC standards for conduct, performance and ethics
  • Demonstrate confident and effective judgement about risk and accountability in decision making
  • Understand the forms of harm and their impact on people and be able to identify safeguarding concerns
  • Have a valid driving licence to drive in the UK and access to a vehicle
  • Demonstrate confident and effective judgement about risk and accountability in decision making
  • Understand the forms of harm and their impact on people and be able to identify safeguarding concerns
  • Up to date working knowledge of relevant national and local policy and statutory guidance and legislation in relation to the provision of social care services
  • Sound knowledge of social care processes and responsibilities in line with personalisation, self directed support and person centred planning
  • An understanding of the principles of confidentiality and information governance and how these apply to social care
  • An understanding of diversity and how it affects practice
  • Ability to communicate appropriately and in a timely way with individuals, carers families, other professionals and team members which is clear, fluent, concise and jargon free and in a courteous calm and professional manner
  • Ability to routinely explain professional reasoning, judgements and decisions made and record these in a clear concise way
  • Ability to write assessment documents, letters, emails and reports in a way that is clear and easily understood by anyone reading them
  • Ability to co-operate and work well with others, support colleagues both within and outside of the team and contribute to the successful achievement of team goals, sharing information and learning whilst supporting others
  • Competent in the use of basic IT skills
  • Competent in the use of basic numeracy skills with the ability to understand and explain basic cost information
  • Ability and willingness to develop effective professional reflective supervision skills to support less experienced qualified staff
  • Recognised Social work qualification ( DipSW, CQSW, CSS or approved equivalent, BA Hons Social Work or other relevant degree in Social Work)
  • Applied knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Participate on the ASYE or provide evidence of successful completion of the ASYE or demonstrate capabilities required at ASYE level or higher
  • Ability to understand the forms of harm and their impact on people, and with support, to identify and plan for safeguarding
  • Ability to work in a person cantered outcome focused way
  • Experience of communicating with compassion and authority in challenging situations and with resistant individuals, and proven ability to effectively engage with people in complex situations both short-term and building relationships over time

Contact: 

This Adult 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.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.