Social Worker

liverpool, Liverpool
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW2309MACU_1600851455
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-09-23
  • Location: liverpool, Liverpool
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-11-22
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care have a fantastic opportunity for a Qualified Social Worker to join the Patient and Family Support Team within a Non for Profit Service.

Job Purpose

To deliver a comprehensive social work and bereavement service in all areas of the hospice, including the community if appropriate. To work as a flexible and responsive member of the multi disciplinary team advocating on patients and family's behalf. To be accountable for ensuring own practice meets minimum national standards and is compliant with the social work Code of Conduct.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To undertake continuing holistic assessment of patients' needs.
  • Review the initial assessment on a regular basis (while the patient is an inpatient) to ensure our services are responsive to changing needs.
  • In partnership with the patient identify and agree desired outcomes and agree how these will be achieved.
  • Provide psychological and emotional support to patients, identifying when the level of support may be beyond the scope of an individual social worker and that other professional support may be needed.
  • Where applicable liaise with external agencies to ensure the patients' needs can be met on discharge from the hospice
  • Identify any needs the carer may have and where appropriate refer to specialist agencies that can provide support.
  • Actively participate in multi disciplinary team meetings and update appropriately and accurately the team on any issues that may be relevant to the patients discharge or care.
  • Act as an advocate for patients and where conflict arises with family members sign post families to external advocacy agencies.
  • Provide benefits advice as and when required.
  • Provide contemporaneous and accurate record- keeping of all interventions with patients and families

Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work as an autonomous practitioner as well a team player
  • Knowledge of relevant social work legislation and how the local health system operates.
  • Knowledge of local resources and services to support patients and families
  • Knowledge of theories of bereavement and loss.
  • Knowledge and understanding of palliative care
  • Degree in Social Work or equivalent
  • Registration with Professional Body (Care Council)

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