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Social Worker, Adults SA84003/831/NSH

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
07/08/2018
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 31/08/2018 23:59
Salary:
£28,221-£30,756
Allowances:
none
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Care/Social Work
Vacancy ID:
102392
Employment Location:
Hospital Promoting Independence Team / Southmead Hospital
Post Number:
SA84003/831/NSH

Job details 

Closing date:
31 Aug


Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Job Summary

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 adult’s 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.

To undertake the assessment of needs, devising and planning action, implementing and evaluating it in order to promote independence and deliver a high standard of personalised care. Or, if relevant to lead or supervise a team to deliver high standards of personalised care.


Interviews are scheduled for 10th September.


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.

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 (e.g. Dip SW, CQSW, CSS)

Part or Full registration with the HCPC

IT skills to use client data system.

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

Exemplify the council’s values and behaviours


Desirable

Skills in mentoring others.

Experience of working in a fast paced social care environment or Hospital setting.



Additional Information

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

This post will be based at Southmead Hospital, however you would be expected to work across the community and hospital teams.

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).

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.

Use of a vehicle

If the nature of the duties 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.

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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