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Social Work Assistant – Central

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 25/10/2020 23:59
£23,080 - £25,481
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Work
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Employment Location:
Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
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Job details 

Closing date:
25 Oct

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Social Work Assistant – Central Team

Salary Band: £23,080 - £25,481
Working Pattern: Permanent / Full time / 37 hours per week
Location: Badminton Road, Yate

How you’ll make a difference

As a Social Work Assistant within the Adults Central team you will make a difference by supporting people to achieve the things that really matter to them, their family and carers, identifying their strengths and help to connect them to suitable resources and services.

What does a typical day look like?

You will 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.

Daily you will identify needs, review and monitor care plans and the quality of service provision, responding to changing needs and renegotiating service provision where appropriate, taking necessary action in accordance with Safeguarding procedures.

You’ll develop and evaluate re-ablement programmes packages ensuring they support independence, raising awareness of any care issues, their implications and carry out risk assessments ensuring that needs are assessed and appropriate action is taken.

You’ll be supporting the delivery of designated areas of work by coordinating day to day operations and contributing to developing projects and processes. You will also liaise and work with contacts from different sectors, including health and the voluntary sector, ensuring that communication is effective and that knowledge and best practice are shared.

You’ll be key in being able to manage your own caseloads and to ensure specialist inputs are obtained and effective outcomes achieved and make recommendations for significant budget spend ensuring that maximum value is delivered for the resources deployed.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.

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.

What we need from you

You will have experience in a relevant area of statutory or voluntary sector work in the health or social care field.

A relevant qualification e.g. NVQ Level 3 in health or social care or equivalent.

You must have an understanding of the needs of service users and good interpersonal skills.

You must have the knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice; processes and procedures; support mechanisms and specialist equipment and ideally have knowledge of the availability and scope of care funding.

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 contact Lisa Williams, Team Manager, Central Team lisa.williams@southglos.gov.uk or 01454 865582) if you have any questions or wish to discuss the role.

Interview Date: 13 November 2020

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