SW Locums are looking for a UK experienced Social Work Assistant with knowledge of The Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberties, Safeguarding, and all other appropriate legislation relating to Adult Care.
The role would suit a newly qualified social worker or a social work assistant who can demonstrate long term employment in a similar setting.
Fundamental to fulfilling the responsibilities of this post is the ability to respond flexibly, positively, and successfully to the ever-changing pressures which an integrated Health and Social Care service will face.
The primary purpose of this role is to:
• Undertake holistic person-centered assessments, support planning, and reviews of people with a range of health conditions and their carers, working within a multi-disciplinary framework.
• Undertake the legal and statutory duties of the post as required by the Care Act.
• Provide a person-centered service that focuses on asset-based interventions to enable people to optimise and maximise their abilities, by using a strengths-based approach.
• Assess for minor pieces of equipment and adaptations which will support the person to remain independent.
• Support people to maintain their independence within their homes by utilising support in the local community and the person’s personal networks
• To support and work collaboratively with health colleagues to ensure people receive the required health and social care support within the community are discharged from hospital within agreed timeframes with appropriate support mechanisms in place, prevent hospital admission and pro-actively work with the principles of admission avoidance.
• Manages the allocation of resources required to maintain independence through the use of Personal Budgets and explores all options that are available to people.
• Develop and maintain high standards, within your role and promote integrated working methods within the service.
• Contribute to maintaining quality standards, and ensure self-development is maintained.
• Manages, plans, prioritises, and progress cases of an appropriate level of complexity, seeking support and suggesting resolutions for workload difficulties with due regard to service standards, targets, and timescales.
• Promote effective communication within the team and with colleagues internal and external of the organisation.
• Assess and evaluate risk in partnership with service users and carers, where required putting in place appropriate interventions, strategies, and contingency plans to mitigate risk and to protect vulnerable adults.
• Assess for and arrange delivery/installation and review for minor equipment, adaptations, and non-complex assistive technology, which will maximise the person’s independence in line with Trusted Assessor guidelines.
• Support service users and their carers to identify and purchase aids, assisted technology and adaptations, and to fit, adjust and demonstrate their use within the person’s home where appropriate.
• Use knowledge and skills to develop and advise on rehabilitation plans, promoting choice and independence.
• Support the team to meet performance requirements and outcomes and ensure data is recorded in line with organisational requirements.
• Ensure safeguarding issues are raised in line with the Councils and Health’s policies and procedures.
• Promote and implement principles and practices of working within an integrated health and social care framework.
At SW Locums you will benefit from: