Social Worker Adults Oxford SW5454

  • Type: Full Time
  • Location: Greater London
  • Role: Long contract
  • Salary: to £38 per hour
  • Reference: SW5454
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SW Locums are looking to engage the services of a qualified social worker to work in Adult Social Care in Oxford. The post holder will be required to work collaboratively across adult social care and partner agencies to support and promote strong communities, making a real difference to the people and communities we serve, now, and for the future, whilst ensuring that we are delivering value for money.

Support is delivered through a strength based approach to create opportunities, build resilience and long-term support networks so that people live their lives as successfully, independently and as safely as possible.


  • Work within the requirements of the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Mental Health Act 1983 and any other relevant legislation, guidance and codes of practice, providing personalised information and advice to individuals, families and their carers.
  • Use strength based approaches, ensuring that in responding to eligible needs all options including the use of informal support networks, community resources, and the assessment of equipment and adaptations and Occupational Therapy are explored in order to achieve identified outcomes.
  • To undertake timely and proportionate assessments, reviews and professional interventions and other duties relating to individuals, families and carers.
  • Ensure support plans are reflective of the persons needs and outcomes by providing a clear breakdown of how these are being met, regardless of determination of eligibility.
  • Identify and make necessary arrangements where an individual would benefit from services which will improve and maintain independence, in particular reablement services and basic equipment including Assistive Technology to meet needs and reduce risk.
  • To make telephone enquiries, undertake face to face visits in the community, facilitate clinics and be responsible for the management and prioritisation of a caseload.
  • To participate in duty including telephone and emergency advice.
  • Fulfill the role of a trusted assessor; making an assessment of when to involve another social/health care professional where a specialist assessment, skill or intervention is required.
  • Identify and appropriately report any adult and children safeguarding concerns and carry out safeguarding enquiries in accordance with the Care Act 2014, local procedures and within the principles of ‘making safeguarding personal’.
  • Identify and apply legal and professional knowledge and skills, balancing protection and risk using relevant decision-making and intervention to protect those at risk whilst promoting individuals to manage their own risk.
  • Maintain comprehensive, accurate and professionally defensible records of work undertaken, to ensure compliance with organisational guidelines and professional standards. Where required write court reports and mental health tribunal reports and give evidence during legal proceedings.
  • Contribute to the development of the service i.e. by communicating new ideas or practice issues through means such as supervision, briefings, completion of council surveys, and team meetings.
  • Provide supervision if required to identified staff or students in line with OCC Supervision Policy.
  • Support and adhere to comments and complaints policies and procedures as required through attending the complaint meetings and implementing any learning actions and outcomes.
  • Work within departmental policies, procedures and guidelines including but not limited to Data Protection Act, confidentiality and information sharing protocols.
  • Take ownership of and responsibility for delivering against team and individual performance targets.
  • To be accountable for the commitment of financial resources within the scheme of delegation.
  • Actively engage in continuous professional development in order to maintain professional registration including the following roles: Approved Mental Health Practitioner, Practice Educator and Best Interest, Mental Capacity Assessor.
  • Apply the principles of social justice, social inclusion and equality decision making in all casework, challenging issues of discrimination and oppression and demonstrating the confident application of ethical reasoning to professional practice.

With SW Locums you can rely on:

  • Fastest pay available, from completion of timesheet to reaching your bank.
  • Constant, polite support with your own, vastly experienced and knowledgeable consultant.
  • Great rates of pay.
  • No “waffle”, informative and conscientious advice.
  • Contact available 24/7.
  • Access to exclusive vacancies nationwide.
  • Free DBS and compliance service.
  • Access to on-going training opportunities.
  • Industry leading “Refer a Friend” recommendation scheme offering up to £300 for successfully placed referrals.*
  • Excellent “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *
* Terms and conditions apply to our bonus scheme.