Social Worker - Adults

Location Dudley
Salary £21 - £23 per hour
Discipline

The applicant will be required to work 5 days full time (37 hours) across 7 days as part of a rota. This will include shifts 8.00-16.00 and 12.00-20.00. Weekend working will be 1 in 4. There will also be a requirement to work bank holidays including Christmas on a rota basis.
The post will be required to work with vulnerable adults, either in the community or in temporary assessment beds, undertaking assessments to identify their needs, achieve their goals and take control over their lives as much as possible, including building relationships and networks that maintain their independence. The role will also involve liaising not only with the individual, but also with their carer’s and other interested professionals to ensure the best positive and least restrictive options are sought for the individual.

MINIMUM STANDARDS:
CQSW/CSS/DipSW qualification. Social work experience of working with vulnerable adults in local government, voluntary or independent sector. Direct experience of working with adults, especially those from different racial & cultural backgrounds. Ability to initiate, draft & produce reports. Ability to deal with / record casework, communicate effectively with client groups & professionals in order to assess client needs. Ability to develop person-centred care plans. Ability to deal with conflict and complaints. Ability to participate within a duty team framework. Knowledge of relevant statutory social work legislation. Knowledge of the issues relating to the well-being of service users covering a wide range of clients.

MINIMUM HEALTH & SAFETY KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
Demonstrable basic health & safety knowledge relevant to the job, according to Section 7 HSWA and Council policy

SOFTWARE – where possible to have knowledge of LAS (Liquid Logic) system but not essential.