Barnet Adult Social Worker SW9449

  • Full Time
  • Greater London
  • Role: Long contract
  • Salary: To £30 Umbrella
  • Reference: SW9449
  • Posted 2 months ago

SW Locums are looking to recruit an Adult Community experienced Social Worker.

Candidate requirements

  • QSW Status – including qualification, HCPC registration and completed ASYE
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in a similar setting.
  • Right to work in the UK.

With SW Locums you will be working with Clients who have used our services over a number of years and considered our continued supp;y worth of the highest tiering across their requirements. SW Locums receive the vacancies much earlier than our competitors giving you the heads up and edge when being selected for a role.

SW Locums payroll is the fastest and most user friendly available. Most of our candidates stay with SW Locums for the security of knowing they will be paid fast, hassle free and accurately.

Duties of the post: 

  • To provide a high standard of social work to adults and/or carers arising out of the Council’s duties and powers under the Care Act 2014 and in accordance with Barnet policies and procedures, guidelines and the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers.
  • To provide appropriate, professional Social Work assessments of older people, adults with physical and sensory needs or learning disability and carers with a focus on meeting the social care outcomes as articulated in the Department of Health’s Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework.
  • To safeguard adults and carers at risk of harm and promote Making Safeguarding Personal principles and their wellbeing.
  • To undertake and review individualised and outcomes-led care and support. To ensure that the wellbeing principles are at the heart of assessment and care and support planning.
  • To support people to maintain their health, wellbeing and independence by providing access to good quality information and advice and signposting to local preventative services, with a focus on building their resilience and strengths to stay well and achieve the outcomes that are important to them.
  • To promote a culture of continuous development and professional development including to enhance the quality of practice and staff wellbeing

Role-specific responsibilities

  • To conduct or support individual assessments or facilitate and promote self-assessments using the appropriate tools and techniques in order to establish clear, relevant, proportionate, cost effective and appropriate options for the individual.
  • Based on individual structured assessments and in line with an enablement and strengths based approach, plan and set up appropriate personalised and outcome-led care and support plans that maximise long-term independence and choice and minimise ongoing support and whole life cost of care for that person.
  • Conduct risk assessments with adults and carers, in line with eligibility criteria and Mental Capacity legislation.
  • To conduct Mental Capacity Act assessments in line with statutory guidance and ensuring adults are provided with the opportunity to demonstrate capacity wherever possible.
  • To manage an allocated caseload in compliance with statutory requirements, Council policy, professional best practice and with regard for individual choice.
  • Liaise with, establish and maintain effective working relationships with other local services, specialist teams, CCG and Hospital Trusts and the voluntary and community sector relevant to the needs of the adult in order to deliver a holistic and seamless service.
  • Value and encourage the contribution of adults and their advocates, relatives, carers and support workers where appropriate, to ensure that they are engaged in the assessment, support and review process.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of available local provision and make appropriate recommendations and action referrals to other specialist teams and providers.
  • To promote the use of direct payments where appropriate, and understand the role of financial assessments, and provide information and advice and guidance so that people can be supported in exercising choice based on assessed risk and expected outcomes. Support them in navigating through the appropriate procedures.
  • Work with the Brokerage team to procure care and support including equipment and adaptations.
  • Act as “trusted assessors” for defined areas of the care and support plan subject to appropriate training and competency, in line with the objective of reducing case handovers. Identify where care technology can be beneficial and make relevant onward referrals.
  • Chair and participate in reviews and meetings attended by people who use services as well as by colleagues and representatives of other agencies, e.g. CCG and Hospital Trusts, community and voluntary sector, police.
  • Monitor and carry out timely, regular and frequent reviews of people’s care and support plans in compliance with service targets.
  • Represent the service at external meetings; prepare papers, draft and present statements and reports as required.
  • Take responsibility for the administrative processes associated with dealing with cases in accordance with service procedures, standards and targets.
  • Maintain up to date, accurate and timely records of communication, decisions, actions and outcomes relating to cases in line with the processes, standards and systems of the Council.
  • Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of people who come into contact with the service, in full compliance with Barnet procedures and that the principles are embedded in all practices, advice, decisions and support associated with this role. To ensure that the Safeguarding policy and procedures are understood and adhered to, undertaking enquiries in line with training and guidance, as required.
  • Where appropriately trained and competent, to act as a Best Interest Assessor in relation to assessments for Authorisations under the Deprivation of Liberty safeguards as required.
  • To act as lead in a relevant specialist area relating to the service user group where appropriate, (such as HIV, Asylum, hearing and visual needs).
  • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures of Adults and Communities, and those of any partner agencies, are followed, and that the service is always delivered in accordance with professional standards, policy and practice and the relevant statutory and regulatory frameworks.
  • Assist with monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the service and contribute to the development of service improvements through participation and involvement in local and central team meetings, supervision, training, conferences and other forums.
  • Work flexibly and respond positively to changing business and adults needs and carry out any other duties within the scope of the nature and grade of the post, as directed by the line manager.
  • Understand the budgetary framework and context of the role to ensure that the service delivers value for money and cost effective solutions and options within defined budgetary constraints.
  • Advise the team manager on a regular basis of casework plans and developments and to seek authorisation in line with divisional delegated powers.