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Social Worker - Adults, North community Team

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Part Time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Part Time
Advert Start Date:
28/11/2019
Advert End Date:
12/12/2019 23:59
Salary:
£28,785 - £31,371 (pro-rated to hours worked)
Hours per week:
18.5
Job Category:
Social Work
Vacancy ID:
105839
Employment Location:
Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
Post Number:
SGC0541/947/RP

Job details 

Closing date:
12 Dec


Further information

You will be working with adults, their family and carers to understand what really matters to them, identify their strengths and help to connect them to suitable resources and services.

The North Community Team covers two areas within South Gloucestershire. The first area is based around Thornbury in the north of the county and the second area is based around Downend and Winterbourne.

We work within the framework of relevant legislation and policies relating to social care and safeguarding. At all times we work towards giving a greater choice, independence and social inclusion for the person. We also review and monitor each care plan and the quality of the service provision making alterations in response to changing needs.

As we are a generic team you will carry a varied but manageable caseload and as a team of social work and occupational therapy practitioners you will have many opportunities for joint working.

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

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.’

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

To meet with people and their carers to understand their strengths, needs and the things that really matter to them. You will then help to connect them to suitable resources and services. When appropriate this will include creating care plans, ensuring that services are effective and that our intervention meets legislation, regulation, and codes of practice requirements.

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.

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.

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

Relevant experience


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

Use of a vehicle: The nature of your duties will require you to travel on Council business on a regular basis, so you must either have a current driving licence and provide a car, or have access to appropriate means of travel.
If you use your vehicle on authorised Council business, you will receive a mileage payment based on the Inland Revenue 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. You will also be eligible for a car loan if you meet the criteria within the Council’s Car Loan Scheme.

For further information after reading the job summary, please contact Peter Edwards, Team Manager (peter.edwards@southglos.gov.uk)

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.


Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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