Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Social Worker to work within an Adults Safeguarding Team in South Gloucestershire. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of Social Work practice in Adult Services and be registered with the HCPC.
The pay rate for this locum Social Worker job is £30 per hour (LTD Company Equivalent) and is a 3-month contract.
- To carry out duties and responsibilities of Community Care & Housing Act 1970, NHS & Community Care & Housing Act 1990, Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995, Carers and Disabled Children's Act 2000 and to have an awareness of legislation relevant to working with vulnerable adults i.e. legislation in respect of Housing, Mental Health, Disability and Racial Discrimination, Human Rights, Asylum Seekers etc.
- In partnership with vulnerable adults and their family carers, to co-ordinate and assess their health and social care needs, including a financial assessment, within the framework of the relevant legislation, Departmental eligibility criteria and matrix and vulnerable adults policies. To devise, record, cost and negotiate resources required and implement an appropriate care plan, involving all key stakeholders. To review and monitor the care plan and the quality of the service provision making changes in response to changing needs and re-negotiating service provision where appropriate.
- To contribute to budget management by the strict costing of care plans, adherence to Net Cost Policy and applying via the Team Manager for exemption, where appropriate, or requesting additional funding in line with the Exception Special Needs Policy.
- To promote anti discriminatory practice and the social model of disability in personal practice, within the team and with other professionals and colleagues both within and outside the Department.
- To facilitate vulnerable adults to gain equal access to the relevant community services. This will range from raising awareness and skills within mainstream services to providing individual support to people.
- To be responsible for action in situations where personal liberty or safety is at stake. To carry out risk assessments with service users, empowering them to reach their potential rather than restrict what they can do. To carry out duties under the Protection of Vulnerable Adults from Abuse Policy in order to protect service users from abuse.
- To work as a member of a team, including multi-disciplinary team, and to build up good working relationships with other professionals within the Department and with external agencies in order to achieve the best outcomes for vulnerable adults and their family carers.
- To advocate for service users and their family carers as appropriate and to use the most appropriate social work theory and methods of intervention when working with service users and their family carers.
- To contribute to the Duty service provided by the Team and to signpost vulnerable adults and their family carers to other services as appropriate.
- To maintain case records and general administration related to the caseload as per department procedures, including the use of information technology
- To participate in Supervision and the Department's Personal Development and Performance Review process, staff development programmes, and the promotion of specialist skills. To undertake training, as identified. To assist with the induction of new members of the Team and other professionals as requested by the Team Manager.
- To ensure knowledge of current thinking and new developments relevant to the service user group. To ensure that practice is evidence based and uses the outcome of research to inform practice. To participate in working groups or short-life, task centred groups as development of service provision.
- To act as Care Co-ordinator under the locally agreed Policy Framework for the integration of the Care Programme Approach and Care Management. To prepare Social Circumstances reports for the Mental Health Review Tribunal, to attend Tribunal hearings and undertake the social supervision of restricted patients subject to a conditional discharge under the provisions of the Mental Health Act 1983
Requirements of the Social Worker:
- Degree or equivalent in Social Work.
- Current HCPC registration.
- Significant senior level frontline experience within Adult Services.
- Experience in safeguarding (adults or children's)
- Full clean driver's licence and access to a car (or able to use another appropriate means of travel) to travel to a range of locations including home visits.
This Social Worker job is advertised by Andrew Singh; if you are interested in this position please click below 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.
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.