Experienced Adult Social Worker #RQ1270945

June 4, 2024
£35 - £42 / hour

Job Description

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

The following is essential criteria:

– Degree in Social Work

– SWE Registration

– Right to work within the UK

Job Purpose

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 well being 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.

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


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 and risk management 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.

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

inter-agency 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


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


14.Undertake capacity and best interests’ assessments.

15.Lead safeguarding enquiries ensuring completion within timescales and

outcomes recorded and shared with relevant parties.

16.Work co-cooperatively 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 (AMHP).

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

non-discriminatory practices in all aspects of work undertaken.

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

You must have:

  • A professional qualification in social work and experience of working with Children’s
  • Social Work England registration.
  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • 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

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