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Social Worker - Adults

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
07/10/2019
Advert End Date:
20/10/2019 23:59
Salary:
£28,785 to £31,371
Hours per week:
37 hours
Job Category:
Social Work
Vacancy ID:
105706
Employment Location:
Southmead Hospital, Southmead, Bristol.
Post Number:
SA84009/941/SS

Job details 

Closing date:
20 Oct


Further information

Social Worker, Adults

Summary of Post

You will work with adults, their family and carers who may require social care services, 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, Departmental eligibility criteria, matrix and safeguarding adult’s policies and at all times work towards giving a greater choice, independence and social inclusion for the service user. Review and monitor each care plan and the quality of the service provision making changes in response to changing needs.

To undertake the assessment of needs, devising and planning action, implementing and evaluating it in order to promote independence and deliver a high standard of personalised care. Or, if relevant to lead or supervise a team to deliver high standards of personalised care.

Main Duties

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

Review and monitor care plans and the quality of service provision, responding to changing needs and renegotiating service provision where appropriate.

Manage own caseloads 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.

Develop and evaluate reablement programmes as part of care packages ensuring that programmes to support independence are implemented

Liaise and work with contacts from different sectors, including health and the voluntary sector, sometimes as part of a multi-disciplinary team, ensuring that communication is effective and that knowledge and best practice are shared

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

Take necessary action in accordance with Safeguarding procedures in order to protect vulnerable people

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.

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

Degree in Social Work or equivalent (eg DipSW, CQSW, CSS)

Part or Full registration with the HCPC

IT skills to use client data system.

Have good interpersonal skills, be able to carry out assessments and communicate findings and risks to service users, families, carers.

Desirable

Skills in mentoring others.

Additional Information

For further information after reading the job summary, please contact Lynne Guest - Team Manager on 0117 414 2865 or email Lynne.Guest@southglos.gov.uk.

This post will be based at Southmead Hospital, however you would be expected to work across the community and hospital teams.

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: £28,785 to £31,371

Hours: 37

Closing Date: 20 October 2019

Vacancy Ref: SA84009/941/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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