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Adult's Social Worker

Apply 2020-03-26 06:00:19 1970-01-01 Caritas Recruitment

Adult's Social Worker

Date posted: March 26, 2020
26.69 Hourly
East London, England
Job description
1. Work with the person and other professionals as necessary in order to facilitate the stated functions of the Initial Assessment Team, which is a social care front door service. This includes the undertaking of proportionate assessments, provision of a safeguarding and/or urgent response, fast track support provision, signposting and the provision of information and advice.

2. Provide professional advice and guidance to colleagues in the Initial Assessment Team, across the Directorate and to professionals from other partner agencies to help inform people?s assessments.

3. Lead on cases where a safeguarding concern has been identified and utilise the Council?s policies and procedures. The designated manager for Safeguarding cases will be the Initial Assessment Team Manager.

4. Identify and process any safeguarding and quality of care issues and refer on to the appropriate staff/agency to ensure that clients? welfare is protected and that the quality and standard of support provided is optimised.

5. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the brokerage team, third sector brokers and Longer Term support services to ensure the smooth transition of people through the pathway and directorate.

6. Initiate and develop joint working with health related agencies (including GPs and Intermediate care), the third sector, local housing providers and other agencies, in order to facilitate co-ordinated, high quality outcomes for people needing support.

7. Ensure reablement is promoted to people requiring support with a view to assisting them to regain or increase levels of independence as far as possible

8. Ensure those accessing the service, including families and carers, are at the centre of decision making over their support arrangements and that opportunities for choice and control are optimised and reflected in their assessments and reviews.

9. Maintain the Directorate?s records by recording assessments and other data accordingly ensuring that all data entered meets the relevant and stated levels of accuracy, quality and timeliness required.

10. Ensure value for money principles are applied in all areas of service delivery in consultation with supervisor, manager, stakeholders and partner agencies

11. Provide professional supervision for students on practice placements with the team, planning a range of work experience, supporting their development, monitoring progress and supporting the embedding of the student?s learning in practice.

12. In order to deliver flexibility of staff movement and facilitate optimal service delivery, the postholder will be able to, and may be required to, transfer to other equal Social Worker posts within AHWB operational services area.
Reference: ADC0JP00006767