SW Locums are looking to recruit a reliable conscientious social worker for our retained client in Essex.
The post is in a really supportive team so are looking for candidates who can slot into the role and hit the ground running.
The suitable candidate will have a minimum of 2 years post qualification, UK Experience within a similar post, HCPC Registration and an Enhanced DBS issued within the past 12 months or be registered with the DBS Update service.
The clients many different services provide patients, their families and carers, with practical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual support, at home, the hospice and wider community.
Requirements of the candidate:
· Qualification in Social Work (e.g. CQSW, DipSW or Degree in Social Work)
· Post qualifying award in social work (PQA or PQSW)
· Experience in multidisciplinary team setting
· Knowledge and understanding of working with adults including knowledge of the legal /policy context
· Knowledge of current research findings and issues in social work
· Knowledge of adults and children’s safeguarding of legislation and experience of liaising with multi agencies an escalating concerns
· Training in bereavement and / or palliative care
· Experience of working with terminally ill patients
· Working in a Palliative Care Multidisciplinary Team setting
· Working with bereaved adults and children
· Working with children and families
· Ability to communicate complex social issues clearly to both patients and professionals
· Ability to plan and co-ordinate social and health care aspects of patient discharge from St Clare’s in-patient unit
· Ability to withstand and contain high levels of emotional distress
· Good written and IT skills
· Ability to organise own time and caseload effectively including the management of referrals/waiting lists
· Ability to use own initiative and work independently
· Knowledge and ability to provide consultation and training to other professionals
· Good communication and interpersonal skills
· Ability to manage and contain high levels of emotional distress
· Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries
· Awareness of own personal issues around dying and death.
· Good written communication skills and ability to maintain clear concise clinical notes
· Ability to meet agreed/specific service targets.
· Commitment to equality and valuing diversity and understanding of how this applies to own area of work
· Commitment to the aims and charitable objectives of St Clare Hospice
· Committed to own continuing professional learning and development
· Empathy and being a good team player
· Organisational skills
· Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships
· Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively
· Ability to work under pressure
· Regard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality
· Ability to be self-reflective, flexible, autonomous and fostering integrity and self-care in practice, professional development and in supervision.
· Experience of working within diverse communities in a multicultural society.
· Ability and willingness to travel to locations required by the organisation.
· Ability to assess one’s own personal strengths and weaknesses.
· Showing appropriate esteem for people, and oneself and their own understanding of themselves.. .
· Ability to be mindful and practice good self-care techniques working around bereavement and death.