Senior Practitioner (Adults)

Location Berkshire
Salary £30 - £38 per hour
Discipline
To work as a Senior Social Worker as part of a multi-disciplinary team. To provide support to older people with diagnosed memory problems who are in need of a social care because of their mental health and/or memory problems.

The role is to coordinate the identification of those needs and develop support plans to meet those needs within the personal budget available, maximising choice, control and independence.
To ensure that the social care needs of people are met, within the eligibility criteria of the department, by working in partnership with people who use the service, their carers, professionals and other agencies, and service providers.
To connect people and their families to their community/social network enabling them to live within their own communities, have a timely discharge from hospital, avoid unnecessary hospital admission and reduce dependence on long term care.
To support in delivering and maintaining high standards of performance ensuring continuous development and supporting people to fulfil their roles to maximum effectiveness within allocated resources. Duties include : to support and supervise Social Workers, oversee duty and have a small caseload of complex cases, to deputise for team manager as required.