Social Care - Qualified

Location Dudley
Salary £18.33 per hour
Social Worker staff required to support operational pressures including the Covid-19 response and flow of work through the social work process.

General expectations of social work staff on the team:
• To work with vulnerable adults to assess their needs and develop support plans to achieve an optimum level of independence, enabling them to develop and maintain relationships and be valued members of their community.
• This will be achieved by working in conjunction with other professionals and family members, and by putting the person at the heart of the planning process in ways that are inclusive, anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive.
• To provide social work interventions aimed at safeguarding vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect and/or exploitation.

Specific Accountabilities for Social Work staff:
• Manage and monitor a workload of complex cases and organise work activities taking into account the need to prioritise tasks and responsibilities.
• Use the safeguarding procedures to investigate and manage risk where individuals have suffered or are likely to suffer significant harm. Understand forms of harm and their impact on people and demonstrate a thorough understanding of  Safeguarding Procedures.
• Undertake interviews, assessments, observations using appropriate frameworks and applying information-gathering skills to formulate plans to meet assessed needs consistent with the function of the team.
• Select, use and review appropriate and timely social work interventions that are best suited to the person and their carer, including the design and costing of ‘person centred’ support plans.
• Be responsible for the co-ordination, implementation and review of support plans and respond in a timely way to changes in circumstances.
• Work in partnership with people who use services, their families and a wide range of other stakeholders to ensure the provision of quality, innovative services.
• Contribute to the development of community resources and have knowledge of local resources, groups and networks that may contribute to enhanced outcomes for people.
• Take responsibility for identifying your own learning needs; assume responsibility for improving your practice through appropriate continuing professional development and reflection.