Job Description

We are passionate about Doncaster – it’s a great place to live, do business and visit.

We have plenty to shout about – Doncaster is the UK’s best connected location, we have many major developments in the pipeline, a vibrant urban centre with a thriving arts and cultural scene, sport and leisure attractions, wonderful green spaces and a fascinating heritage. We firmly believe, as do our partners, that Doncaster is the place to be with a bright future and ambitions ahead of it. But don’t just take our word for it – anyone joining the council, can look forward to expanding their knowledge and skills in a dynamic, creative and nurturing environment while truly making a difference to the communities we serve.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for qualified Social Workers to provide discharge facilitation services within the Integrated Discharge team based at Doncaster Royal Infirmary or in peoples’ own homes. The successful candidates will provide a high quality, integrated, effective social work service to adults and carers in accordance with the Care Act 2014 statutory requirements, Mental Capacity Act 2005, local policy, procedure and guidance.

The role involves assessing patients’ needs to ensure a safe, timely discharge from the hospital setting. You will work in a busy environment and skills in organisation prioritising work and a flexible approach are essential along with excellent recording skills meeting GDPR requirements.

The post holder will need to be able to work autonomously using initiative to manage own complex caseload. The roles will involve undertaking holistic, strengths based assessments with adults, carers and families to help them make informed choices and decisions, enabling them to clarify and express their needs, manage risk and contribute to service planning. You will provide written and verbal records and reports which are concise, factual and informative based on analysis of evidence which can be used within the legal context and where necessary give evidence in court in relation to care or other proceedings. You will use evidence based practice and a strengths based conversation to identify need and take appropriate action which is outcome focused.

The role is for 3 months to support discharge from the acute setting to assess in peoples’ own homes for longer term needs or similar settings after discharge.

What’s on offer for the Social Worker

· Excellent competitive pay rate – paid weekly!

· Excellent management structure with experienced leaders

· Desirable location with excellent transport links

· A stable and well-supported working environment

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**