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Social Work Assistant - Promoting Independence Team

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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 19/04/2019 23:59
£21,589 to £24,799
Job Category:
Social Work
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Southmead Hospital, Southmead Road, Bristol.
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
19 Apr

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Social Work Assistant - Promoting Independence Team

Summary of Post

Under the direction of the Senior Practitioner you will monitor and review agreed care plans to ensure they are working and meeting the identified needs of the service users by undertaking less complex assessments, visiting and interviewing service users and their families/carers, and making enquiries

To advise on and provide care services including the assessment and review of care plans, in order to promote independence and deliver a high standard of personalised care.

Interviews being carried out on Friday 26th April 2019.

Main Duties

Identify needs and arrange service provision ensuring that services are appropriate, accurate, targeted and well-organised and contribute to project planning meetings.

Assess, monitor, evaluate and review cases, care plans or re-ablement programmes, making recommendations for changes or adjustments as necessary.

Take action to refer issues as necessary in accordance with Safeguarding Procedures in order to protect vulnerable people.

Provide advice, support and guidance to service users and their carers ensuring it is in line with Council and national standards.

Provide information to support and improve service provision.

Liaise and work with external contacts e.g. health agencies, emergency services ensuring that communication is effective.

Engage with the community and volunteers in order to gain wider and more inclusive support for clients.

Maintain confidential reports and case notes, record care plans and risk assessments in accordance with professional and Council guidelines.

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.


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.

IT skills to use client data system.

Understanding of the needs of service users and good interpersonal skills.

Exemplify the Council’s values and behaviours.


There is no desirable criteria

Additional Information

These posts are based at Southmead Hospital, Southmead Road, Bristol.

For further information after reading the job summary, please contact Lynne Guest, Team Manager on 0117 414 2865.

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

Salary: £21,589 to £24,799

Hours: 37:00

Closing Date: 19 April 2019

Vacancy Ref: SA85026/913/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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