Social Worker - Adult Services

Lancashire, Lancashire
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TWAB100917_1599746147
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-09-10
  • Location: Lancashire, Lancashire
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-11-09
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care are looking to recruit an experienced Social Worker to join the Adult Services within Lancashire Council the post holder will be required to work collaboratively across adult social care and partner agencies to support and promote strong communities, making a real difference to the people and communities, now, and for the future, whilst ensuring that they are delivering value for money. Support is delivered through a strength based approach to create opportunities, build resilience and long-term support networks so that people live their lives as successfully, independently and as safely as possible.

Responsibilities

  • Work within the requirements of the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Mental Health Act 1983 and any other relevant legislation, guidance and codes of practice, providing personalised information and advice to individuals, families and their carers
  • Use strength based approaches, ensuring that in responding to eligible needs all options including the use of informal support networks, community resources, and the assessment of equipment and adaptations and Occupational Therapy are explored in order to achieve identified outcomes
  • To undertake timely and proportionate assessments, reviews and professional interventions and other duties relating to individuals, families and carers
  • Ensure support plans are reflective of the persons needs and outcomes by providing a clear breakdown of how these are being met, regardless of determination of eligibility
  • Identify and make necessary arrangements where an individual would benefit from services which will improve and maintain independence, in particular reablement services and basic equipment including Assistive Technology to meet needs and reduce risk
  • To make telephone enquiries, undertake face to face visits in the community, facilitate clinics and be responsible for the management and prioritisation of a caseload
  • To participate in duty including telephone and emergency advice.

Requirements

  • Recognised Social Work Qualification and registration and maintenance of professional registration
  • Evidence of Assessed and Supported Year in employment or commitment to complete
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Good knowledge and IT ability (word processing, emailing, internet)
  • Understanding of confidentiality and information sharing protocols
  • Undertake needs led/strength based assessments and reviews
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and independently
  • Knowledge and application of the 'making safeguarding personal' principles and an ability to work within agreed targets including safeguarding timeframes
  • Experience of working with health and other agencies to deliver better outcomes for individuals
  • Experience of liaising and working effectively with individuals their families/carers, other professionals and agencies to achieve the best outcomes for people
  • To demonstrate and champion evidence-based practice

The hours are 37 per week, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. My client is looking to appoint someone immediately.

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