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Social Work Assistant - Central Team

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
31/07/2020
Advert End Date:
14/08/2020 23:59
Salary:
£22,464 - £24,799 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Social Work
Vacancy ID:
106299
Employment Location:
Badminton Road, Yate
Post Number:
SGC0821/SA88031/EH

Job details 

Closing date:
14 Aug


Further information

How you’ll make a difference

As a Social Work Assistant you will make a difference by supporting people to achieve the things that really matter to them.

You will be part of the Central Team with adults, 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.

In the role you will 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.

It is key that you are 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 working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life.

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!

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