Social Worker/Seinor Prac - Forensic / Mental Health / Learn Dis

Location Southampton
Salary £32 - £35.20 per hour
Forensic Social Worker or Senior Social Worker preferably with learning disabilities and mental health experience

Key Accountabilities
1. To provide a service to people with social care needs who have offended or are at risk of offending, and who may be subject to restrictions under Part’s 2 and 3 of the Mental health Act.
2. To work within the statutory legislative frameworks provided by the Mental Health Act, Care Act and other relevant agencies such as the Ministry of Justice.
3. To assess and review, in conjunction with the relevant multi-disciplinary team, the care pathways of individuals who fall under the above remit by regularly attending CPA’s and any other MDT meetings. This will include working with locality Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) meetings, making referrals and representations where necessary.
4. To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to plan and facilitate discharges from hospital, ensuring proactive and effective discharge planning and transitions into the community.
5. To undertake the role of Social Supervisor in accordance with the Ministry of Justice (Home Office) Guidelines. To enable people to access care and support to promote their ability to comply with conditions as applied under the Mental Health Act, to monitor their progress and compliance and report to the Ministry of Justice.
6. To undertake holistic assessments and identify and implement care and support plans with clear outcomes with a view to promoting independence within the Mental Health Act and the Care Act and to empower and support people to live and integrate into the community.
7. To identify and enable people to connect with community resources.
8. To apply theories including recovery models, trauma informed care approach and positive behaviour support to inform practice and service delivery.
9. To develop and implement effective, comprehensive and balanced multi-agency risk assessments, and management plans with individuals.
10. To review care plans within six weeks of them starting and then at least annually, to ensure it is meeting the needs of the individual.
11. To ensure that people with social care needs are safeguarded, demonstrating a commitment to the safeguarding of adults potentially at risk of abuse, leading on relevant procedures where appropriate.
12. To undertake Best Interest Assessments (BIA) as part of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) legislation.
13. To maintain case records/client information systems and fulfil departmental procedures and statutory duties commensurate with national and directorate requirements.
14. To utilise supervision with your line manager as an interactive process to develop practice and improve performance at the individual and team level.
15. To work in a manner which is consistent with, upholds and promotes Southampton City Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
16. To work effectively as a member of a Group and Team and to contribute to joint working, multi-disciplinary working and the development of the service.
17. To contribute to and chair as necessary, meetings to plan and review care plans and support plans.
18. To inform the Service Manager of specific needs which cannot be met through non-availability of services or inadequate budgetary provision.
19. To operate within statutory requirements and Southampton City Council’s policies and procedures to promote and deliver outcome focussed, choice based, person centred, and evidence based social care practice.
20. To provide professional consultation and advice to unqualified staff, students and other professional staff in relation to the social care aspect of their work.
21. To maintain and develop professional practice consistent with registration by Social Work England as a Social Worker.
22. To maintain accurate case records/client information systems and to fulfil departmental procedures and statutory duties.
23. To ensure that information required by other professionals is maintained and shared within relevant timescales where appropriate.