Social Worker - Adults

Location Lancashire
Salary £24 - £26 per hour
Hold a case load, which is likely to include a higher proportion of complex and contentious cases, which will be negotiated and reviewed via supervision
2. Supervise staff and undertake duties as delegated by the Team Manager:
(i) Act as a Practice Assessor to student Social Workers working towards stage 2 (have or commitment to work towards Practice Educator qualification) or as a Fieldwork Educator to student Occupational Therapists
(ii) Support the Team Manager with management of newly qualified staff through their first year of employment, and the probationary period for all new staff.
(iii) Supervise team members Grade 6-8 as required by service area
3. Support the Team Manager in the successful running of the team: support with complaints process, promote continuous improvement via case management and case progression meetings as well as updating Oracle as required.
4. Allocate work and approve financial agreements up to reasonable offer (depending upon service requirement).
5. Chair and co-ordinate a range of meetings specific to service area, offering support or undertaking work around Legal processes (e.g. Court Work, Legal challenges etc.), offer support to case conferences and produce high quality assessments and reports for a range of functions
6. Act in a consultative role in relation to complex cases, providing professional advice, support and learning opportunities.
7. Contribute to the development of policy, procedural and service development.
8. Take on lead roles, and provide learning and support as appropriate.
9. Represent the Authority internally and externally at the request of the team manager; negotiating/liaising with Health and other statutory colleagues as required.
10. Operate with a higher level of independence and decision making.
11. Work with all levels of management as required, to improve practice and implement change.
12. To undertake additional duties as deemed appropriate by the team manager.