Senior Social worker - Forensic outreach & Liaison service

Location West Sussex
Salary £33 - £35.10 per hour
Job description : In this exciting opportunity, you will provide an accountable statutory social work service to those people who access or need the service, to include assessment, planning, reviewing and safeguarding enquiries. You will act with integrity, professionalism and respect on behalf of the organisations, always ensuring that the needs of individuals are paramount. You will deal with complex cases, working alongside other agencies, dealing with complex family dynamics, managing complex risk levels and considering legal issues. You will work collaboratively with individuals and family or friend carers to identify people’s strengths, networks and community assets. You will work effectively in partnership with other staff and voluntary agencies and demonstrate a good understanding of all the relevant health, voluntary and private services in the area. You will remain up-to-date and compliant with all relevant legislation and adhere to organisational procedures, policies and codes of conduct as well as Social Work England professional standards in order to uphold a high-quality, seamless service. Tasks will include partnership working, day to day assessment of new referrals, caseload management, working with families and carers, working with clients in crisis whilst managing risk, adult safeguarding and working within the Relevant Statutory frameworks. In this multi-disciplinary setting, your role will also include promoting knowledge of the specialism and representing social work to other disciplines/agencies. You will also assist in fulfilling established quality assurance standards, targets and working together with managers to promote improvements in practice standards. There will be some requirement to work flexibly out of office hours to assist customers, carers and families.
To be qualified for this role, you will possess the ability to communicate effectively, use your own initiative where appropriate in a context of good support and supervision, have compassion and empathy to support individuals who need our services, and be able to manage your own health and well-being due to the emotional demands of the role. You will demonstrate a good theoretical, practical and procedural knowledge of social work concepts, and evidence of dealing with complex issues and cases. You will have a good understanding of the necessity of working with partnership agencies including health, housing, education and statutory, voluntary and independent agencies. You will undertake continued professional development and maintain records of your training in line with Social Work England requirements. There will also be a requirement for you to work flexibly to support customers, carers and families. You will be required to travel throughout the County including to locations that are not always easily accessible by public transport. There is a regular and intrinsic requirement to communicate in English with members of the public.