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Emergency Duty Officer

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
20/09/2020 23:59
£32,878 - £35,934 (If AMHP qualified up to £37,849) plus a 26% out of hours shift allowance
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Work
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
20 Sep

Further information

Emergency Duty Team officer

Salary Band: £32,878 - £35,934 (If AMHP qualified up to £37,849) plus a 26% out of hours shift allowance allowance.

Working Pattern: Permanent/Full time
Location: Badminton Road, Yate / Broad Lane etc.

How you’ll make a difference

You can make a difference by offering effective emergency social work services outside normal working hours, where you will prioritise effectively making sound judgements in a variety of challenging situations.

What will you be doing?

You will be working within a small team of Senior Practitioners, where you will be prioritising effectively and making sound judgements in a variety of challenging situations. You will also be demonstrating your knowledge of statutory work under the Children Act, Mental Health Act and Care Act.

You will perform emergency duties in order to meet statutory responsibilities as prescribed by the 1970 Social Services Act and subsequent legislation as defined by Council policy.

You’ll be aware of the Department's service and policy objectives and carry out action consistent with meeting those objectives.

You will fulfil departmental responsibilities in respect of Mental Health Act 1983, National Assistance Act 1948 and Community Care legislation. Including any such other Legislation or Regulations which may apply, maintaining a good working knowledge of legislation and good practice.

You will act as an agent for other agencies as required, e.g. in the area of homelessness and work jointly with other agencies and statutory bodies (e.g. Police, Health etc.) and maintain good working relationships with those agencies.

To complete all necessary forms and adhering to departmental procedures and practice. This includes maintaining a log of all calls received, indicating the action taken and ensuring that details of each incident are reported in writing at the end of each duty period. This will need to be reported to the appropriate locality office and in addition, ensure that in urgent situations, information is relayed by telephone during the `hand over' period.

What we need from you

• Recognised professional Social Work qualification (Dip SW, CQSW or equivalent) and an Approved Mental Health Professional qualification or, or willing to commence training as an AMHP within 1 year of starting.

• Have direct experience of working in child protection, adult safeguarding or mental health (if not currently an AMHP)

• Ability to undertake complex risk assessments of children, families and adults and to implement risk management plans or care packages, through effective communication both verbally and in writing.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

• What’s special here is the strength of the team ethos. We are a relatively small local authority, so managers know staff well. They can plan their services to ensure teams have manageable caseloads and have effective supervision so feel supported to make decisions which are right for the children and young people they work with

• We invest in the careers of our people and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps our people make the greatest long-term difference in their work.

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.

• We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of
• We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life
• We're investing in our schools to ensure every child and young person in South Gloucestershire achieves their full potential.??

We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.
We’re making a difference, be part of it!

Please see attached job description for full details of the role.
For further information please contact Melissa Ward, Emergency Services Manager (Melissa.ward@southglos.gov.uk or 01454 866801)

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