Slough Social Worker SW8909

  • Temporary
  • Greater London
  • Role: Long contract
  • Salary: to £32 per hour
  • Reference: SW8909
  • Posted 2 months ago

SW Locums are recruiting for Qualified, HCPC Registered Social Workers who are required to undertake assessments of need including risk/ MCA/BIA, reviews/support plans. You will require an enhanced DBS for this post.

The positions are in a Adult social Work Team. Skills include good written, verbal skills, IT (SBC uses Liquid Logic) and team working.

Minimum Qualifications:

CQSW, DipSW or equivalent qualification/appropriate
experience and ability to undertake professional training.
Full UK driving licence and daily use of a car.
Post qualification attainment.
Evidence of continuing professional development.
The post holder must be registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council to comply with National Requirements.

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB
To work within a multi-disciplinary team and manage a varyingly complex and diverse caseload of clients to provide appropriate assessments in order to identify levels of need and outcomes required. Develop support plans and service delivery packages for clients in accordance with Council and Departmental Procedures.

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES (Output Based)
1. Facilitate proportionate holistic assessments (including where appropriate self assessments), working with the person, their carer/family and specialist professionals as necessary, in order to identify levels of need and outcomes required which will inform the appropriate level of associated resource to help the person optimise their independence and meet their support needs.
2. To maintain case records and to adhere to procedures and policies as defined by the Council and Department, and as required by statute, ensuring that all data meets the relevant and stated levels of accuracy, quality and timeliness required.
3. To ensure on-going work, care plans and care packages are reviewed in accordance with
Departmental policies, contractual agreements and in liaison with appropriate colleagues,
partner agencies and service providers.
4. To undertake investigations and prepare reports for panels, case conferences and courts as required with specific reference to Safeguarding procedures and quality of care requirements.
5. To attend and participate positively in team meetings to promote and integrate responses to service users and to provide value for money services.
6. Develop and maintain effective working relationships to ensure the smooth transition of clients through the system and that Directorate and client requirements are met and consistently delivered.
7. Ensure that clients are empowered throughout the assessment process and ensure they are at the centre of decision making in order that opportunities for choice and control over their support arrangements are optimised.
8. To attend supervision sessions as required and to follow guidance and advice given.
9. To provide cover for the work of other team members.

10. Contribute to the development of new and existing practices, procedures and initiatives to assist the effective use of Directorate resources and help ensure governmental initiatives, guidance and legislation are appropriately reflected.
11. Liaise with the manager, if required, when monitoring and evaluating, in order to maintain high practice standards and enable continued development of professional skills that meet service requirements.

Specific Features Social Worker role in the Hub:
• Manage a varyingly complex and diverse Assessment and Enablement case load and
promote enablement to ensure access to this service with a view to promoting independence and increasing levels of control a person has over their life.
• Provide, as part of a rota, support to the Contact & Assessment Service by being based with the service to provide an oversight and quality assurance of assessment decisions and the allocation of resources as well as participating in the development of the Service’s staff.
Specific Features of Social Worker role in the Long term Intervention and Support Team:
• To ensure on-going work, care plans and care packages are reviewed in accordance with
Departmental policies, contractual agreements and in liaison with appropriate colleagues,
partner agencies and service providers.
• Determine any issues relating to a client’s circumstances (including family and carer
arrangements) to ensure that the relevant parties are involved and that the circumstances are reflected in conjunction with a client’s right to choice and control over how their needs and capabilities are reflected in their assessments and reviews.

Specific Features of Social Worker role in Brokerage and Review
• To undertake care plan reviews to ensure that the needs of service users are fully met
through a personalised approach in a support plan that provides adequately for their
wellbeing and safety as well as making effective use of available resources.
• Determine any issues relating to a client’s circumstances (including family and carer
arrangements) to ensure that the relevant parties are involved and that the circumstances are reflected in conjunction with a client’s right to choice and control over how their needs and capabilities are reflected in their assessments and reviews.

Person Specification

Experience of working with a range of partners in social care provision.
Experience of undertaking risk assessments and developing risk assessment plans.
Experience of Care Management process.
Experience of balancing complex workloads, setting priorities and making decisions.

Good working knowledge of the relevant legislation and theories underpinning the provision of social work and community services.
Good working knowledge of directorate and corporate policies, procedures and practice including Safeguarding procedures.
Awareness of statutory guidelines and current thinking on good practice and delivering services with an enablement focus.
Knowledge of and commitment to commitment to Equality and Diversity
Good organisational skills.
Ability to travel in a timely and flexible manner at various times of the day in accordance with the needs of the job.
An ability to be sensitive to the needs of Slough’s ethnically and culturally diverse community.
Ability to work within a changing environment providing services to vulnerable clients.
An ability to develop effective relationships with other staff, partner agencies and the public.
Ability to carry out assessments including risk assessments and formulate care plans and to manage client caseload writing clear and concise records and reports.
Able to communicate effectively and creatively with clients and carers.
An ability to work successful as part of a team.
Ability to understand and apply relevant financial procedures.
Ability to use a variety of IT skills including Microsoft Office and databases

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