Social Worker - Adults

Location Dudley
Salary £21 - £23 per hour
As an exemplary practitioner, you will provide leadership and professional knowledge to colleagues; promote innovation and model and facilitate reflective practice.
Work with vulnerable adults who have complex needs to assess their needs and develop support plans to enable them to achieve an optimum level of independence to develop and maintain relationship s and be valued members of their community.
Demonstrate professional commitment and a high level of knowledge, critical thinking, communication skills and creativity, in order to support people to achieve positive outcomes and a good quality of life.
Specific accountabilities -
o Manage and monitor a workload of very high risk, complex cases and organise work activities taking into account the need to prioritise tasks and responsibilities.
o Lead investigations into allegations of adult abuse, implementing adult safeguarding procedures and resultant safeguarding strategies.
o Chair and facilitate planning and review meetings as required by Assistant Team Manager/Team Manager.
o Contribute to the budget management process.
o Use a range of methods to communicate effectively with people use services, eliciting the needs, wishes and feelings of all involved.
o 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.
o Select, use and review timely and appropriate social work interventions that are best suited to the person and their carer, including the design and costing of care and support plans.
o Be responsible for the coordination, implementation and review of support plans and respond in a timely way to changes in circumstances.
o 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.
o Contribute to the development of community resources and have knowledge of local resources, groups and networks that may contribute to enhanced outcomes for people.
o Take responsibility for identifying your own learning needs, taking responsibility for improving your practice through appropriate continuing professional development.
o Make proactive use of supervision (in line with Dudley’s Supervision Policy) to critically reflect on practice, explore different approaches to your work, support your development across the nine capabilities and understand the boundaries of professional accountability.
o Contribute to the development of the organisations information strategy and systems, with particular priority given to maintaining data quality.
o Share information in ways that meet legal, ethical and agency requirements.
o Record information in a timely, respectful and accurate manner, writing records and reports for a variety of purposes and audiences, using language suited to function and using the required information management systems.
o Operate within the legal framework, departmental policies and procedures and demonstrate a clear understanding of their practical uses.
o Comply with the Council’s Financial Regulations and Standing Orders.