Social Worker - Older Peoples' Mental Health

Location Worthing
Job type Contract
Salary £32 per hour
Contact Ashley McSheen
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Reference 169653

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 Worthing, within the Older Peoples' Mental Health Team.

The pay rate for this locum Social Worker is up to £32 per hour (Assignment rate) and is a 1-month contract.

Main Duties:

  • Be responsible for eligible older people, adults with physical disabilities and acquired brain injury across the Shoreham, Worthing and Littlehampton area.
  • Provide an accountable statutory social work service to those people who access or need the service to include assessment, planning and review.
  • Lead on complex casework and work within a specialist area providing expertise and guidance to colleagues.

Requirements of the Social Worker:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • Significant senior level frontline experience within Adults' Services
  • Completion of HCPC Post Qualifying Award (full award) or equivalent.
  • Previous experience in working with people with mental health issues.
  • Have good, up-to-date working knowledge of legislation relevant to the specialist area of the post e.g. National Assistance Act, NHS and Community Care Act, Carers Recognition Act.
  • Have a breadth of understanding of the therapeutic interventions that can be used and an excellent understanding of the partnership agencies including health, housing, learning, statutory, voluntary and independent sector.
  • Full, valid driving licence and must be prepared to travel around the area doing visits. 
  • Evidence of good assessment skills, including the ability to ensure regular reviews and risk management with a variety of individuals, carers or families.
  • Evidence of effectively prioritising work and meeting deadlines.
  • Experience of effective partnership working with those who access or need the service and maintaining a focus on the needs of the individual whilst handling conflict and disagreement.
  • Experience of forming effective working relationships within a multi-agency/ multidisciplinary setting.
  • Evidence of working with those who access or need the service to identify issues and identify specific action by means of creative and pragmatic solutions. Experience of managing levels of risk within a caseload of complex cases.

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 Ashley McSheen; 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.