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Social Worker (Adults)-Safeguarding

Job title: Social Worker (Adults)-Safeguarding

Company: Day Webster

Job description:

  • This is an important role in Adult Social Care, where you will be responsible for implementing the assessment needs and advice and guidance to our service users. You liaise and work closely with contacts from different sectors, health and the voluntary sector, as part of a multidisciplinary team, to ensure that communication is effective and that knowledge and best practice are shared. * You will review and monitor care plans and the quality of service delivery and respond to the need for change. It includes, develops and evaluates redevelopment programs as part of care packages that ensure that programs are implemented in support of independence. * You are responsible for managing your own case load or specific projects to ensure that specialist input is obtained and that effective outcomes are achieved. * You will raise awareness of a range of care issues and their implications, conduct risk assessments and carry out safe methods of work practice guides to ensure that needs are assessed and that appropriate steps are taken. Full clean driver’s license and access to a car (or can use any other suitable means of travel) to travel to various locations, including home visits.
  • To manage a case load as assigned.
  • To conduct assessments under the Community Care Act and other legislation, using a self-directed support approach.
  • To coordinate and monitor care packages and support (care) plans and undertake revisions to determine whether the desired outcomes are being achieved. This may include attorneys on behalf of service users or caregivers.
  • Collaborate with individuals to help them assess risks and make decisions related to their ability to function in their community environment.
  • To lead the investigation into adult safety using the local ‘No Secrets’ policy and procedure
  • To promote awareness-raising among service users and multidisciplinary colleagues. Keep up to date with current safety guidance and practice and be vigilant during all activities.
  • To take the lead in complex cases, such as security issues, complex family dynamics, conflict and problematic situations.
  • To provide written reports for court proceedings, case conferences and other arenas.
  • To work with a very complex risk of all kinds, especially where there are problems with capacity / importance.
  • To be actively involved in opportunities for interdisciplinary relationships and partnership work, and to encourage integrated practices where necessary.
  • To work in accordance with NCC and departmental practice and guidance, including the maintenance of electronic records on social care within CareFirst, and relevant departmental and corporate administrative procedures.
  • To provide practice guidance to unqualified or less experienced staff under the supervision of the team manager / practice consultant
  • To, where appropriate, supervise skills-based staff and / or students, including learners from other agencies
  • Ensure that assistant practitioners, through the oversight process, meet the requirements of the department to record and maintain quality information and data, including CareFirst.
  • To ensure that service delivery is aimed at meeting the service users and caregivers, ethnic, religious, cultural and linguistic backgrounds and to challenge appropriately where this is not the case.
  • To remain aware of departmental and other resources, including resources for specialist health, and to advocate that service users have the right access to them.
  • To encourage the development of appropriate resources and partnerships for the benefit of service users.
  • To encourage, develop and maintain good working relationships with a whole range of partner agencies and maintain a positive image of the Department in such circumstances.
  • To familiarize partner colleagues with the department’s tasks and responsibilities.
  • To participate in inter-agency training where appropriate.
  • To undertake staff development and training according to the team plan and in accordance with the strategy for continued professional development for adult social services.
  • To follow the necessary training to become a practice educator or an approved mental health practitioner (AMHP) or a best interest assessor (BIA).
  • To ensure that services are delivered according to the departmental standards, equality of access, diversity and goals of quality of insurance are cost-effective, taking into account the requirements for health and safety.

Expected salary: £28.2 – 30.8 per hour

Location: Gloucestershire

Job date: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 05:02:06 GMT

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