Job Description

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE JOB: To contribute to the operational delivery of an effective Adult Social Care Service as part of an integrated team responsible for safeguarding, support planning and promoting the wellbeing of adults with care and support needs continuously improving outcomes. To identify individual needs through assessment. To plan and co-design individual support plans. To ensure that regular monitoring and reviews of support plans are carried out. To be responsible for social work provision including managing own caseload whilst managing the reputation of the Department and Council and complying with national and service procedures and guidance. DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE TO: Team Leader THIS POST IS SUBJECT TO A DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE (DBS) CHECK AT THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL Enhanced DBS MAIN AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: 1. Hold and effectively manage a complex and varied caseload with appropriate supervision, guidance and support, reflecting the function of the team and Adult Social Care in accordance with policy, procedures, guidance and legislation. 2. Undertake work within legislative frameworks including the preparation of written reports, statements and representations to the judiciary at Court hearings and applications to the Court of Protection. 3. Accountable for complex decision making in relation to caseloads ensuring professional judgement, evidence-based tools, critical reflection and analysis to inform this. 4. Communicate skilfully and confidently in complex or high-risk situations. Model and help colleagues develop communication skills 5. Attend and represent the department at a range of multi-disciplinary forums and undertaking the role of Chair as required. 6. Undertake direct work with service users, carers and families in line with interagency safeguarding adults’ policy and procedures. 7. To make appropriate assessment and act as care navigator for the individuals presenting with eligible social care needs within appropriate time limits and in collaboration with health and other agencies. 8. To plan relevant responses to meet individual needs in collaboration with carers, advocates and representatives in consultation with health and other agencies. 9. To ensure the delivery within financial resources available of services to meet assessed needs and outcomes. 10.To maintain an effective system for coordination, monitoring and reviewing support plans and service standards, to identify gaps in service or unmet need and advise line manager and commissioners. 11.To work jointly with Social Care Assessors by identifying appropriate tasks or areas of work in agreement with team leader or community’s manager. 12.Social workers who hold an Approve Mental Health Professional (AMHP) qualification to undertake appropriate duties specific to this role. In doing this AMHP’s will work closely with acute, primary and community services. As agreed with the post holder, to participate in the Out of Hours AMHP rota. 13.Social workers who are practice educators will facilitate regular student placements. 14.Undertake capacity and best interests’ assessments. 15.Lead safeguarding investigations ensuring completion within timescales and outcomes recorded and shared with relevant parties. 16.Work co-operatively with colleagues and in partnership within the Council and across multi – agency boundaries. 17.To work in partnership, or as part of, an integrated team of allied health professionals (AHP). 18.Contribute to current practice expectations, identifying areas of poor practice issues and taking appropriate action. 19.Model inclusive practice in relation to identity and diversity, challenging any issues of concern. 20.Take responsibility for obtaining regular professional supervision to ensure effective practice, reflection and career development. 21.Prepare and participate in Performance and Development Reviews, identifying areas for improvement and carrying out agreed learning and development opportunities including using research to inform practice and maintain a record of continuous professional development to support continued registration with Social Work England. 22.Take responsibility for the professional learning and development of self-including participating in team meetings and contributing to the development of the team. 23.Ensure that reports are up to date, of a high quality and submitted according to appropriate timescales. 24.Ensure that expenditure on cases is properly authorised and recorded. 25.Ensure that client information data is lawfully gathered, accurate, up to date and only divulged in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the local government common law duty of confidentiality. Failure to apply these duties can lead to the individual or the Service facing court proceedings. 26.Develop the city council’s commitment to equal opportunities and to promote nondiscriminatory practices in all aspects of work undertaken. Social Worker- Additional key responsibilities: 1. To assist other social workers and SCA’s by offering support and advice within post holders’ area of work. 2. To participate in the duty system. 3. Act as Trusted Assessor providing equipment/minor adaptations and key worker for other allied health professionals (AHP) tasks as appropriate and agreed by team leader/community’s manager. 4. Work/support AHP Trusted Assessors. 5. For specified teams there may be a requirement in order to deliver integrated services with health and where there is a demonstrable need due to the council’s legal duties under the Care Act 2014, to work within a seven-day or 8am to 8 pm service. 6. Take responsibility for the professional learning and development of self and others including participating in team meeting and contributing to the development of the team. 7. Be responsible for accurate, sensitive, timely and up to date data entry on all cases including: • data entry on Liquid Logic and any other electronic tools or database, • data required for specific PIs/targets, • due consideration being given to any legal and human rights of the individuals concerned. This job description is a representative document. Other reasonable similar duties may be allocated from time to time commensurate with the general character of the post and its grading. This job description applies to a number of jobs within adult social care, the team (and office location) that staff undertaking this job description are allocated to could change at the discretion of management following consultation with the individual post holder. In addition to post holder principal duties the post holder will be expected to contribute more widely to the overall development of the service and Council. All employees are responsible for the implementation of the Health and Safety Policy so far as it affects them, their colleagues and others who may be affected by their work. The post holder is also expected to monitor the effectiveness of the health and safety arrangements and systems to promote appropriate improvements where necessary. All employees are expected to be committed to the equality and diversity policy and assist in removing the barriers to service delivery and employment to enhance a positive equality culture. This post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. You are therefore not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for any other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provisions of the Act and any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority. Any information given will be completely confidential and will be considered only in relation to the positions to which the Order applies. It must be understood that every employee has a responsibility to ensure that their work complies with all statutory requirements with Standing Orders and Financial Regulations of the City Council and to ensure that all work functions are undertaken in accordance with health and safety legislation, codes of practice and the City Council’s safety plan.

You must have:

  • A professional qualification in social work and experience of working with Adults
  • Social Work England registration.
  • Post qualified experience.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with Semester.co.uk:

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

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