Senior Social Worker Older People Team - Chelmsford
Senior Social Worker - Older People
Salary from GBP34,000- GBP42,000
Permanent, Full Time Contract
If shortlisted for interview these will take place w/c 25th September, 2017This is your opportunity to be the Senior Social Worker you want to be. You became a social worker to help change lives for the better. By following the Care Act and promoting Good Lives you can make a difference in changing the life for our vulnerable adults. It's about having the time to really get to know your service users and understand the issues they face, and the autonomy to deliver creatively tailored solutions. Our client has an award winning training academy to support with your continued learning which allows you to further your career whether that be into a more senior role or remain front line with additional learning opportunities of becoming a Practice Educator, Approved Mental Health Professional Specialist (AMPH) or Best Interest Assessor. The role of the Senior Social Worker is to ensure that professional intervention is appropriately discharged to maximise vulnerable people's potential in being able to support themselves within agreed resources. The role is underpinned through the 6 key principles empowerment, prevention, proportionality, protection, partnership and accountability defined by the Care Act 2014. The role reports directly to an operational team manager and will be a member of a small team (10- 15 FTE) of social workers, occupational therapists and support workers. Teams are aligned to GP clusters/districts and focused on one of the following areas- working age adults, older people, or older adult mental health in addition there are hospital assessment teams co-located with NHS colleagues and a number of specialist teams with countywide remits. Key accountabilities
- To assess, review and provide help to an individual, family or carer with complex family or social care needs, taking full account of appropriate policy and guidance. This will include taking due account of the principles of personalisation, the six key principles underpinning adult safeguarding work, and relevant legal frameworks
- To intervene and provide help to an individual or family whose complex family or social care needs or risks indicate that they need ongoing professional support which they might not normally be willing to accept
- To enable an adult who has been abused or neglected to improve their circumstances, where it is unclear whether the person lacks mental capacity to make decisions, or where it is unclear whether their decisions are compromised by the undue influence of others
- To seek to promote social justice and rights by challenging neglect, discrimination and exclusion, and helping to build safe, strong and caring social networks and communities
- To be the lead professional in collaborative work in situations where a social work perspective is needed to inform or drive decision-making, ensuring that a legally based, human rights perspective is applied to when and how interventions are made in the lives of individuals, families and communities experiencing complex social and family problems
- To take a lead on community development to assess, identify and maximise the strengths or assets of individuals, their families and their communities
- To build relationships with individuals and families who find it difficult to engage with services but need support to develop or maintain independence or autonomy
Working for Essex welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.
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