Adults Social Worker/Care Coordinator - Spennymoor - 6934912221498
United Kingdom || Durham || || DH1 5UL
Social Worker Care Coordinator Knowledge of Care Act, Mental Capacity Act. Risk management Court of Protection regarding Deprivation of Liberty for service users who lack capacity. This is not a fully remote role.
1. DESCRIPTION OF ROLE:
To ensure that the social care needs of people are fully assessed and that services are delivered, monitored and reviewed in accordance with the agreed care plan.
2. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES SPECIFIC TO THIS POST:
To undertake assessments of the needs of potential users and obtain contributions to that assessment from other personnel and/or agencies; to encourage the participation of users and carers and ensure that their views are taken fully into account; and to relate those needs to agency policies and ensure that the process is carried out in accordance with published standards.
To undertake duties and responsibilities as defined within care coordination policies. To define service requirements and design individually tailored packages of care to meet assessed needs; taking into account the views of users and carers and agreeing any areas of risk with them; and to cost the care plan and assess the user’s ability to contribute towards the cost of services, in conjunction with administrative and other staff.
Specify the nature of the services to be provided in terms of volume, frequency, duration
Implementing the Care Plan:
To negotiate the provision of services at the most cost-effective rate and ensure they meet service principles, objectives and specifications; to make imaginative use of community resources and stimulate the development of local services: and to contribute to the drawing up of contracts with providers, in conjunction with staff of the Contracting Unit.
To be responsible for developing systems to monitor the delivery of services within budgetary limits and in line with objectives and specifications and to provide continuing support to users and carers.
To review the achievement of care plan objectives, reassess needs and revise the care plan and re-define service requirements accordingly and ensure value for money.
Service Standards & Service Planning:
To maintain published standards for the delivery of care management and assessment; to notify providers and quality controllers about deficiencies in the standards of services and to inform service planners about unmet need and gaps and shortfall in provision.
Specialist Services & Therapeutic Intervention:
Where appropriate, to provide specialist intervention with service users or as requested by service users, Social Workers and Community Nurses in keeping with training, experience and aptitude of the post holder, and to ensure that users have access to an advocate or independent representative whenever necessary.
Administration and Development:
To ensure that all records and user information are maintained using new technology wherever appropriate; to produce reports for management staff when requested; and to contribute to other Service administrative requirements necessary.
To maintain up to date professional knowledge and skills through appropriate training; to undertake training to ensure that and new or relevant legislation/policy is implemented.
There is also a requirement to undertake a Practice Teaching qualification, and to mentor students.
To maintain current HCPC registration and adhere to the HCPC codes of practice
To understand and implement current and future legislation that applies to the post
The Post Holder will be required to demonstrate a commitment towards structuring their own training and development and career pathway to a post-qualifying level through commencement of the Post Qualifying Award – consolidation module within the specified timescales of 12-18 months following appointment.
The above is not exhaustive and the post holder will be expected to undertake any duties which may reasonably fall within the level of responsibility and the competence of the post as directed by the Head of Service.
What's on offer for the Social Worker?
- Excellent competitive pay rate
- 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 Children, in particular previous experience of Assessment work
- Social Work England registration or Social Care Wales registration for North Wales.
- 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
- Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
- Recommend a friend bonus scheme
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