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Social Worker – Continuing Health Care

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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 25/10/2020 23:59
£29,577 - £32,234
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Work
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Employment Location:
Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
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Closing date:
25 Oct

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Social Worker – Continuing Health Care

Salary band: £29,577 - £32,234
Contract type: Permanent full time 37hrs
Base: Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol

How you’ll make a difference

As a Social Worker with the Central team you are an integral part of our multi-functional provision in Adult Social Care, promoting independence, choice and wellbeing. You’ll understand what really matters to our families and their carers and have the ability to identify their strengths and help connect them to suitable resources and services. You’ll be working closely with our communities and have the ability to understand local needs by working with individuals in a positive and responsive way.

What does an average day look like

This is an essential role within Adult Social Care, where on a daily basis you will meet and visit people and their carers to understand their needs and things that really matter to them. You will be helping them connect to suitable resources and services, providing a seamless service within a timely manner.

You will also be working alongside nurse assessors in BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group), attending CHC (Continuing Health Care) panel, representing the Local Authority in joined up decision making. Advocating for service users and ensuring eligibility of CHC funding domains are met. Having a sound understanding of the 12 CHC care domains and ensuring a thorough and comprehensive assessment of needs is completed. Opportunities for joined up working, thinking more broadly, presenting cases at CHC panel or joint funding panel, and will require autonomous decision making backed with evidence are all crucial elements to this role.

You’ll review and monitor care plans and the quality of service provision and respond to changing needs. This includes, develop and evaluate reablement plans as part of care packages ensuring programmes to support independence are implemented.

Be responsible to make important recommendations for a significant budget spend ensuring maximum value is delivered for the resources deployed.

You’ll be responsible for managing your own caseloads or specific projects to ensure specialist inputs are obtained and effective outcomes achieved.

A skilled communicator, including liaising and work with contacts from different sectors, including NHS, partners and our community.

Take necessary action in accordance with Safeguarding procedures in order to protect vulnerable people.

What we need from you?

• You will hold a Degree in Social Work or equivalent (eg DipSW, CQSW, CSS) and be SWE registered

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

• You will have experience of managing complex cases and demonstrate that you can apply excellent assessment skills in practice

• You must be excellent at time management so that you are able to work efficiently to meet the service requirements

• Preferably to have some knowledge and Safeguarding experience.

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.

• What’s special here is the strength of the team ethos. We are a relatively small local authority, so managers know staff well. They can plan their services to ensure teams have manageable caseloads and have effective supervision so feel supported to make decisions which are right for the children and young people they work with.

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.

• We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of
• We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life
• We're investing in our schools to ensure every child and young person in South Gloucestershire achieves their full potential.??

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!

Please contact Lisa Williams, Team Manager, Central Team lisa.williams@southglos.gov.uk or 01454 865582) if you have any questions or wish to discuss the role.

Interview Date: 13 November 2020

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