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Social Worker – Resilience Service

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Part Time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Part Time
Advert Start Date:
08/02/2019
Advert End Date:
24/02/2019 23:59
Salary:
£28,221 - £30,756 (pro-rated to hours worked)
Hours per week:
18.5 (This is a part-time vacancy however alternative hours can be discussed)
Job Category:
Social Work
Vacancy ID:
103843
Employment Location:
Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
Post Number:
(RES/SW/850/RP)

Job details 

Closing date:
24 Feb


Further information

The Resilience Service is an umbrella service for the Rapid Response Team, Home to Decide Team and Next Steps to Decide service (Alexandra Way). The service aims to reduce risk, and meet the council’s duty of care in the event of the market not being able to meet demand for domiciliary or residential care. Its secondary aims are to reduce hospital discharge delays attributable to social care and to reduce the number of hospital discharges that result in residential care.

The role of the Social Worker will work with adults who may require social care services, and their family and carers, assessing their social care and health needs and to plan, implement, review and monitor action and outcomes. You will review and monitor each support plan and the quality of the service provision, making changes in response to evolving needs and service principles.

You will model best practice and, in line with legislation, policy and guidance, you will promote the wellbeing and dignity of service users enabling self-directed support and managing risk to ensure safety.

In line with policy and guidance you will provide recommendations including implementation of reablement or use of Telecare, and/or equipment to promote independence, and where required support implementation and monitoring of benefit to service users.

In return for your commitment and hard work the council offers great benefits which include:

• Local government pension scheme
• Generous annual leave entitlement
• Annual salary reviews
• Flexible working arrangements including flexi-time
• Child care vouchers and much more….


Main duties may include but are not exclusive to:

• 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.

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

• 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.

• 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.

This is a part-time vacancy however alternative hours can be discussed.

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.

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