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Adult Safeguarding/ Duty Social Worker, including ASYE

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Other (Please specify in justification)
Working Pattern:
Please See Advert Text
Advert Start Date:
20/11/2018
Advert End Date:
06/01/2019 23:59
Salary:
£28,221 - £30,756
Allowances:
None
Hours per week:
Full time, part time, flexible working
Job Category:
Social Work/Care
Vacancy ID:
102718
Employment Location:
Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
Post Number:
SA81014/846/SS

Job details 

Closing date:
6 Jan


Further information

Adult Safeguarding/ Duty Social Worker, including ASYE

Summary of Post

We have a current social work vacancy in the Access team, which is predominately adult safeguarding and urgent duty work. Where more than one appointable candidate is identified, we will appoint more than one candidate.

We welcome applications from those seeking full time, part time or flexible working arrangements – including opportunities for working from home. Equally we would also welcome applications from newly qualified social workers seeking to complete their ASYE in a supportive and structured environment, in a team where workers have a range of skills, knowledge and experience.

You will work with adults of all ages and client groups, their families and carers in an environment where urgent social care intervention may be required. The focus will be devising support plans, robust risk assessments, close liaison with multi agency teams and share information. At all times you will work towards giving greater choice, independence and social inclusion for the service user and their carer.

You will monitor each support plan and the quality of the service provision, ensuring that needs are met to the highest professional standard, and are effective whilst providing value for money.

Social workers in the access team will manage a range of cases, from simpler to more complex based around your experience and development requirements.

Regular supervision both formal and informal is provided, ensuring you are fully supported, empowered to make decisions and development opportunities are mutually identified and pursued – such as CPD in Mental Capacity Act (MCA), the Care Act 2014 and Safeguarding Adult enquiries.

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.

Main Duties

Carry out assessment of needs, providing advice and guidance to service users and their carers, in order to establish support plans where appropriate, ensuring that services are effective and meet legislation, regulations and codes of practice.

To work as part of the Duty and Assessment team, the work is short term and requires a timely response. You will ensure that communication is effective and that knowledge, and best practice is promoted.

To work as a duty social worker and feel confident with Safe guarding cases. Follow procedures in order to protect vulnerable adults from abuse. Robust risk assessments, sharing information, accurate recording and team working are all essentials.

To manage own complex caseload or specific projects to ensure specialist inputs are obtained and effective outcomes achieved.

Support the delivery of designated areas of work by coordinating day to day operations and contributing to developing projects and processes.

Raise awareness of a range of care issues and their implications and carry out risk assessments where appropriate, in order to ensure that needs are assessed and appropriate action is taken.

To maintain a person centred focus at all times.

Complete and present records and reports in accordance with professional and council guidelines.

Make recommendations for significant budget spend ensuring that maximum value is delivered for the resources deployed and contribute to budget management or directly manage a small designated budget. This will ensure that the maximum value is delivered for the resources deployed.

Represent the Council’s interests ensuring that the Council’s position is advocated.

Contacts and Relationships.

You will build effective relationships with colleagues, internal and external customers.

You will work in partnership with them, communicating and influencing them.

You may work with challenging customers who have specialist needs.

You will work as part of a busy Duty and assessment team but also have initiative to work individually.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.

Essential

You will hold a professional qualification e.g. Degree in Social Work or equivalent (e.g. DipSW, CQSW, CSS) and must be registered with the HCPC.

You will have relevant experience of working in adult care services, preferably safe guarding.

You will have a good level of general IT skills and the ability to use, or be trained in the use of, appropriate specialist in house software packages.

You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of relevant legislation, regulation, codes of practice, processes and procedures. You will have well developed interpersonal and communication skills, be able to carry out assessments and communicate findings and risks to service users, families, carers.

To manage your time well and organise case load to maximise effectiveness.

You will have a basic understanding of financial information, be able to work with financial information sufficient to explain options of care to service users and carers.

Exemplify the council’s values and behaviours.

Desirable

To have worked in a Duty and assessment team and have experience of safe guarding cases.

Additional Information

For an informal discussion, please contact Caroline Goodwin, Team Manager on 01454 866126 or email caroline.goodwin@southglos.gov.uk.

DBS

Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has a confidential checking process for transgender applicants who do not wish to reveal details of their previous identity to the person who has asked them to complete an application form for a DBS check. The contact details are:

Sensitive Applications Team, Customer services, PO Box 165, Liverpool, L69 3JD
Email sensitive@dbs.gsi.gov.uk

Use of a vehicle

The nature of the duties of this post will require you to travel on Council business on a regular basis, so you must either have a current driving licence and provide a car, or have access to appropriate means of travel.

If you use your vehicle on authorised Council business, you will receive a mileage payment based on the Inland Revenue Authorised Mileage Allowance Payment Scheme (AMAPS). The allowance is provided on the condition that your own insurance covers you for business use and indemnifies the Council against claim (including those concerning passengers) arising out of the use of the vehicle on official business. You will also be eligible for a car loan if you meet the criteria within the Council’s Car Loan Scheme.

ASYE

Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW) joining South Gloucestershire Council will be required to undertake the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) Programme unless they have successfully completed their ASYE and are able to produce certification to confirm this. Completion of the ASYE is required for all NQSW who have qualified since June 2012.

Salary: £28,221 – 30,756

Hours: 37:00

Closing Date: 6 January 2019

Vacancy Ref: SA81014/846/SS

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

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