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Social Worker for Young Adults aged 18-25 (0-25 Disability Service Team)

closing date 3 Sep

Job Summary

Contract Type: Full Time/Permanent
Advert Start Date: 08 August, 2017
Advert End Date: 03 September, 2017
Salary: £27,668 - £30,153
Location: Yate (Badminton Road)
Weekly Hours: 37
Job Category: Care/Social Work, Social Work/Care
Vacancy Ref: SGCTBC/025A/731/JS

Job Summary/Person Specification

Further information

We currently have the opportunity for qualified and experienced Social Workers to join our team. This team has a full compliment of ASYEs currently so newly qualified social workers need not apply. This is an exciting time to join the team following our recent Ofsted inspection, as we are rebuilding the team with a new management in post from 1st April 2017.

Under the supervision of the Team Manager, the post holder will work closely with young people making the transition to adulthood and their families, and will manage caseloads including complex cases, completing assessments in line with agreed policy and guidance.

The 0-25 Disability Service works with children and young people eligible under the SEND code of practice, in receipt of an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP). This may include children and young people in need, who need to be safeguarded and children who are looked after. Modelling good practice, the post holder will carry out the duties and responsibilities under relevant legislation, promoting the proper care, support, safety and welfare of adults at all times.

The post holder will be expected to concentrate on older age young people and young adults within the 0-25 Disability Service, assessing their social care and health needs and to plan, implement, review and monitor action and outcomes. This includes financial assessment within the framework of the relevant legislation, Care Act eligibility criteria, and safeguarding adults policies and at all times work towards giving a greater choice, independence and social inclusion for the service user. The post holder will be required to have detailed knowledge of mental capacity legislation, and operate compliantly within the Mental Capacity Act. You will review and monitor each support plan and the quality of the service provision, making changes in response to evolving needs and service principles. You will model best practice and, in line with legislation, policy and guidance, you will promote the wellbeing and dignity of service users enabling self-directed support and managing risk to ensure safety

The post holder will take responsibility for the continuing professional development of themselves and contribute towards the professional development of others, including participating in staff development programmes and the promotion of specialist skills.  The post holder will contribute to the development of services, policies, practices which optimise life chances for children and young people by partnership working with colleagues in other Departments or agencies.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.