Job Description

All candidates must have had the Covid-19 vaccination prior to being submitted to this order. Minimum 2 yrs post qualified experience Vale of York and surrounding Social work England registered Full Time Flexible and responsive for visits in Vale of York area occasionally Agency workers still to work from home Monday to Friday only 8 weeks initially with view to likely extension dependent on demand

Social Worker/Social Care Assessors work with adults with care and support needs, young people Transitioning to Adults and their carers in the community and may be part of any of the following teams within Care & Support.

Care and Support Team

Locality Discharge Hub Teams

Community Social Care Teams

You will work within the Care and Support Team, which provides a countywide service. The Care and Support team is a professionally qualified team made up of social workers, occupational therapy, and safeguarding decision makers and is the first point of contact for Adult Social Care referrals from the community and out of area. The aim of this service is to provide a better opportunity to ensure people get the right help at the right time, including diverting many people to other more appropriate solutions for their care needs – thus reducing demand for formal social care services through effective screening and triage to universal services and existing community resources.

The Care and Support team operate a 5 day service.

The Emergency Duty team is the out of hours offer for Children’s and Adults Social Care and provides an emergency response 365 days a year.

In addition social workers/SCA’s and occupational therapists working into the Care and Support team within the CRC will delegated decision making in the absence of the team manager particularly for safeguarding adult referrals.

The Locality Discharge Hub Teams are linked to key Acute Hospital sites. The primary focus of this team is to support timely and safe hospital discharges for people to the community.

This includes:

• Receive all Trusted Assessment documentation

• Support board/ward rounds (virtually where possible)

• Work into Emergency Department to support admission avoidance

• Gather additional information to support decision making and identify relevant pathway

• Start the Discharge to Assess assessment

• Monitor and maintain the discharge list

• Set up support (IAG/Equipment/PoC/Res or Nursing bed)

• Complete 48 hr post discharge follow up prior to transferring to the Community Social Care Team.

When capacity is available in the team, Social workers will also complete annual reviews, Carers assessments and reviews, Complete D2A and Care Act assessments and Safeguarding adults work.

The service will operate a 7 days service – hours of operation are to be confirmed.

This part of the pathway manages social care interventions and services based within the community- received from Care and Support or Discharge Hubs. Community Social Care teams are generic adult social care teams, working with people with physical disabilities, autism, learning disabilities and other long term conditions and frailty. The team will also work with young people Transitioning to Adults services.

Sensory service remain a specialism within Community Social Care and the Sensory Social Worker will work with people who are deaf, deafened, deafblind or people who have vision loss. The Sensory team is a countywide service and has a number of disciplines with it.

This part of the service aimed at supporting adults who require ongoing support / intervention following input from the Care and Support Team or the Discharge Hub.

This may require continued support in relation to short term intervention or prevention solutions, as well as completing assessments for long term needs including reablement and other prevention. The values and principles of recovery and maximising independence is embedded in short, medium and longer term support.

The service will provide a care co-ordination function ensuring care is co-ordinated around the adult with care and support needs and carers and every opportunity to maximise independence and promote wellbeing are taken advantage of. The service will also identify when specialist assessment / involvement is needed from other teams e.g. OT, Sensory, Supported Employment or Mental Health teams.

Effective support planning and asset and strength based approaches to assessment and review are essential elements of this service.

This team will complete work under the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and DoLS, Adult Safeguarding, S117 and CHC and Transitions work. This includes assessment and support of Carers under the Care Act.

The service will operate a 7 day service.

Within each team there will be Social workers/SCP’s identified as ‘champions’ with specific knowledge and skills in relation to for example dementia, autism, Learning disability.

All above service areas will be generic adult social care teams and will provide services to adults with care and support needs and carers, these may include people with a learning disability, autism, older people and people with physical disabilities. Sensory services will maintain a specific specialism within Planned Care and Support.

Services in the Discharge Hub and Community Social Care Teams will operate over 7 days, with a range of hours between 8am-8pm. Therefore, you will be required to work on a weekend, on a rota basis, and you may be required to work extended hours. The specific requirements will be determined by service and operational team requirements.

To maintain professional’s skills and knowledge it is expected that social workers/assessors will rotate across all 3 services areas

Postholders are expected to work at all times in line with the Codes of Practice for Social Care Workers.

An enhanced DBS clearance is required. This role involves spoken communications so a confident use of English language is required.

Registration with Social Work England (SWE)) is required. However, those currently employed with NYCC and hold registration with another professional health care body, eg HCPC is allowed.

Job specifics

· Be responsible for the development and co-ordination of reablement plans

· Directly commission packages of support for adults with care and support needs or carers to achieve identified outcomes.

· Undertake assessments of need with Deaf, deafened and deafblind people as allocated by your line manager and where indicated, to undertake assessments of need with carers.

· Provide social work services to Deaf, deafened and deafblind people or people with vision loss, including:

o Community work to help support, develop and stimulate local Deaf communities.

o Providing targeted interventions to people requiring help, including safeguarding, in mental health settings and in overcoming everyday barriers to social participation.

o Acting as ‘Best Interests Assessor’ for the whole of Sensory Services following appropriate training.

· You will facilitate 1:1 and group sessions with North Yorkshire County Council staff and other professionals working with members of the Deaf community to promote awareness and understanding of Deaf culture. The post holder will work with the Team Manager to contribute to the development of communities to enable the empowerment of Deaf, deafened and deafblind people. Liaising with local, universal and other services to promote vulnerable people’s access to them.

You must have:

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

Benefits of working with

  • 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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