Social Worker Adults

Location Staffordshire
Salary £26.50 per hour
1.Work with Key Workers to identify the need for and provide specific social work interventions
2. Develop a collaborative relationship with individuals with a disability of all ages and their families within which you can promote positive expectations of what they can achieve and understand their wishes and feelings.
3. Undertake observation and purposeful interaction with individuals, families and other professionals to understand the needs and strengths of the individual, their network of relationships and their capacity to consent.
4. .Support and mentor Key Workers by actively engaging in peer group discussions about cases, to inform practice; and to identify the need for, and provide professional interventions.
5. Take responsibility for the provision, as required, of: o assessments under the Children Act, following Working Together Guidelines o Continuing healthcare assessments and reviews o Collaborate with the Safeguarding Team to ensure Safeguarding enquiries are completed. o Instigating or undertaking court proceedings to secure the safety and welfare of individuals.
6. When required, implement the responsibilities of a social worker, with regard to individuals accessing Independent Futures for: o looked -after children processes and through-care planning. o adoption and special guardianship o mental health legislation, including Mental Health Act section 117 joint discharge planning and prevention with health colleagues o appropriate adult role. Identify relevant charges/ costs (financial options) I need support Understand need Identify outcomes Identify options to achieve / exceed outcomes Make decision on options to achieve outcomes Commence options Review
7. Undertake all required referrals, collaboration, investigation and action under the Staffordshire Inter-agency Adult Protection and Child Protection Procedures.
8. Contribute to person centred holistic assessments of children and adults with a disability.
9. Analyse information to understand risks and develop strategies to explain, avoid or manage risk appropriately.
10.Negotiate and agree appropriate, tangible and realistic outcomes with individuals and families. 11.Collaborate with other professionals, within IF or other organisations, in order to fully understand need and enable individuals to achieve their outcomes and to be as independent as possible.
12.Identify and explore, with the individual and their family, innovative and appropriate options to support their individual agreed outcomes, facilitating individuals making informed choices.
13.Maintain appropriate professional records of all key discussions, investigations, findings, assessments, opinions ( including factual basis) and decisions, including electronic client records and necessary performance data, in line with polices and procedures.