Social Worker - Hospital Discharge

Location Preston
Job type Contract
Salary Up to £20.00 per hour
Contact Leon Ali
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Reference HQ00117150_1612177667

Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for experienced and dedicated Social Worker to work full-time in Preston, within the Hospital Discharge 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 pay rate for this locum Social Worker job is £20 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 3-month contract.

Duties of the Social Worker:

  • We work together to support the decision making required to progress discharges onto our Discharge to assess pathways to facilitate safe and timely discharges whilst maintaining a commitment to promoting independence in supporting our citizens in West Lancashire to achieve positive outcomes.

  • The role In this Social Work role you will complete Care Act assessments and participate in Multi Disciplinary meetings to consider eligibility for Continuing Health Care for individuals who have been discharged from hospital with Discharge Support funding. These individuals will typically be in a bed based setting .

  • You will work to defined timescales and promote interventions based upon the client's strengths and focus on what is important to them, offering a truly holistic strength based approach.

  • You will have the ability to engage with service users, their carers and system partners to undertake these assessments virtually and to commission appropriate care to promote independence and meet identified needs. The post on offer is a 12 month temporary contract based on a 7 day working pattern so there will be a need for you to work some weekends.

  • What we're looking for We are looking for an enthusiastic Social Workers with a passion for promoting independence and supporting the Discharge to Assess model.

  • You will need to be flexible and adaptable in a constantly changing environment as well as having a commitment to improve the lives of our service users through creative, evidence based practice.

Requirements of the Social Worker:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work

  • Current Social Work England registration

  • Significant senior level frontline experience within Adults' Services

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

  • A free digital copy of the Social Work News Magazine


This Social Worker job is advertised by Leon Ali; 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.