Social Worker - Hospital Care

Location Barnstaple
Job type Contract
Salary £31 - 35 per hour
Contact Matthew Crush
Call Matthew
Reference 171436

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company to the private and public sector has a locum vacancy for a Social Worker to work full time based in Barnstaple, within the Hospital Care Team.

The pay rate for this locum Social Worker is £31-£35 per hour (Assignment rate) and is a 3-month contract.

Main Duties:

Join the team made up of experienced social workers and social care assessors who work alongside doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, mental health services and the wider multidisciplinary team to facilitate appropriate, safe and timely hospital discharges for those referred to the service. 

Undertake mental capacity assessments and make subsequent best interest decisions.

Undertake face to face visits to people who are in hospital to determine a discharge plan in conjunction with them, their families/carers and the wider multidisciplinary team.  Following discharge from hospital the team complete a care act assessment to determine individuals ongoing eligible care needs and planning how to support these.

Requirements of the Social Worker:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • Significant frontline experience in Social Services
  • Have a good working knowledge of safeguarding process and practice as well as having an in-depth knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Due to the team covering a large geographical area the ability to drive and have access to a vehicle for work is essential

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place after 100 hours of work has been completed
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support with a specialist safeguarding team
  • In-house payroll system
  • Free digital copy of the Social Work News Magazine

This Social Worker job is advertised by Matthew Crush; 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.