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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:
17/06/2018
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 29/07/2018 11:59
Salary:
£28,221 - £30,756
Allowances:
none
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Social Work/Care
Vacancy ID:
102253
Employment Location:
Yate & Kingswood, Bristol
Post Number:
ASC/824/SW/RP

Job details 

Closing date:
29 Jul


Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

ADULT SOCIAL CARE – SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNCIL

At South Gloucestershire Council we are introducing a new approach to how we provide adult social care, strengthening our already extremely effective team. As a result we have a number of opportunities for social workers, occupational therapists, social work assistants and occupational therapy assistants

We believe that by working closely with our communities, the NHS and our partners, understanding local needs, working with individuals in a positive and responsive way, we can make a real difference. If this appeals to you we would love to hear from you.’

South Gloucestershire is in the West of England between Gloucester and Bristol, the Severn Estuary and the Cotswolds.

South Gloucestershire offers a mix of long-established urban communities, vibrant market towns, small villages and substantial new development, with a strong community spirit. We have a rich natural and cultural heritage and are conveniently located within easy commuting access of Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset, South Wales and beyond.

We pride ourselves on being a great place to live and work - come and join us.’


SOCIAL WORKER - CHC ADULTS

Summary of Post

Using a person centred strengths based approach work alongside individuals who are CHC eligible or joint funded, their families and carers, health and other partners to facilitate timely and proportionate responses to need.


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 adults 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.

Full-time and part-time posts available.

Interviews scheduled for August.


South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce


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.

If relevant: supervise a small team on a day to day basis including allocations of casework, giving guidance, advice and feedback, ensuring that clear organisation and direction is provided and that all team members receive training support and development opportunities.

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)

You will have a good level of general IT skills and the ability to use, or be trained in the use of, appropriate specialist in house software packages.

Registration with the Health Professions Council (HCPC)

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

If relevant: you will have a proven ability to supervise and allocate work to others, monitoring their performance and taking corrective action.

You will have well developed interpersonal and communication skills to build relationships and engage successfully with colleagues and service users.

You will have financial experience or training to carry out associated financial tasks.

You will demonstrate knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, codes of practice, processes and procedures.

You will have relevant experience of working in similar service areas.

Exemplify the council's values and behaviours


Desirable

Skills in mentoring others.


Additional Information

Working patterns may vary to meet the operating hours of the service.

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.

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

Using your vehicle on council business: if you use your vehicle on authorised council business, you can claim a mileage payment based on HM Revenue and Customs 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.


For further information after reading the job summary, please contact Lisa Williams, Team Manager (lisa.williams@southglos.gov.uk)

Salary: £28,221 - £30,756 (pro rated to your working hours)
Hours: 37 & 18.5

Hours: full-time & part-time posts available
Bases: Badminton Road, Yate Bristol BS37 5AF & Kingswood Hub, High Street, Bristol, BS15 9TR

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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