Job Description

Job Description and Particulars of Appointment

1a. Details of Post

§ Job Title: ESWT (EDT) Social Worker

§ Grade: Band11+2, scp 35 plus 25% enhancement for unsocial hours

1b. Main Purpose of Post

Shropshire Council is undergoing a large scale transformation programme aimed at ‘Creating a better future’, which puts improving the quality of life of all local people at the heart of everything we do.

Their satisfaction will drive our decision making and we are committed to changing for the better, by working together in new ways across the whole council and with our local partners. Front line services will be empowered to make decisions on the best form of service delivery and will have control of the necessary resources to do so.

As a member of the Out of Hours Emergency Social Work Team within Adult Services you will support the development and delivery of the Council’s vision, values and strategic objectives.

You will assist the delivery of service and ensure the Council’s responsibility in accordance with the Council’s core values and service standards, ensuring that it is delivered (and underpins) the following:

  • The priorities of the Council,
  • The Vision and Values of the Council,
  • The Council’s commitment to openness and transparency and that it:
    • is supported by a comprehensive data base and provides “real time information”,
    • is responsive to changes in legislation; national; regional and local priorities,
    • provides the mechanisms to deliver continuous improvement.

2. Service Objectives

The Emergency Social Work Team is responsible for the provision of a comprehensive social work service responding to social care emergencies for adult and children’s services, including undertaking Mental Health Act Assessments, outside of normal working hours and all public holidays including Christmas and any additional concessionary days as determined by the Council.

3. Level of the Post

· The post holder is accountable to the ESWT team manager.

· The post holder will be required to undertake lone working and to make decisions autonomously.

4. Key Responsibilities

  1. To undertake a range of emergency assessments of vulnerable adults, children and young people in need, or in need of protection, and their families/carers, critically analysing all necessary information and responding appropriately to the needs of specific vulnerable adults, children and young people and any current or emerging safeguarding issues.
  2. To be curious, useful, kind and to do no harm.
  3. To work with a range of partner agencies to reduce the risk of harm and provide advice and support to vulnerable adults, children, young people and families.
  4. To promote standards which achieve equality of opportunity, upholding Human Rights and Social Justice.
  5. To ensure personal adherence to all relevant policies and procedures.

6. To accurately record and keep up-to-date information using the appropriate IT and Information systems, in accordance with the Council’s policy and Procedures.

  1. To be part of the out of hours ESWT planned staffing Rota and where appropriate to provide cover in the absence of ESWT social work staff, as directed by the ESWT team manager.
  2. To ensure the discharge of Shropshire Council’s duties and responsibilities in line with legislative requirements.
  3. To represent Shropshire Council responsibly in relation to anyone seeking advice, guidance or intervention by the Emergency Social Work Team.
  4. To be responsible for and have a continued desire towards personal and professional development including continued AMHP accreditation/ reapproval.
  5. To provide the necessary support to service users and arrange appropriate services in accordance with Council Policies and Procedures including supporting people to live as independently as possible and connecting them to wider networks of support.
  6. To support the achievement of departmental and divisional objectives as outlined in service plans and to work to relevant departmental, professional and national occupational standard.

To make considered decisions on whether concerns can be addressed by providing or signposting additional sources

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 *

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities have available feel free to click the ‘Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285**