Social Worker - Adults (L4Z1)

Location Camden, Greater London, England
Salary £26.00 - £28.50 per hour
Discipline

To establish an accurate understanding of the needs of social care customers who contact the service and to work creatively with them to identify solutions to those needs. To work to the Adult Social Care operational principles in order to provide an excellent assessment, care planning and Social Work service to all users in either a community or hospital setting. To achieve positive outcomes and promote their independence by taking a person centred approach to social care provision giving them choice and control over those outcomes. The role involves visits to users in their own homes/social care settings and visits to partner agencies. ENHANCED DBS CHILDRENS + ADULTS IS REQUIRED

  • To work to the Adult Social Care operational principles in order to provide an excellent assessment, care planning and Social Work service to all users in either a community or hospital setting.
  • To manage and monitor a diverse caseload and organise work activities, taking into account the need to prioritise tasks and responsibilities, ensuring statutory responsibilities are undertaken.
  • To respond to customer’s needs without delay, identifying and working to tackle obstacles as they arise, even if they are of another agencies making.
  • To undertake assessments under the Care and Mental Capacity Acts.
  • To use discretion to tailor support so that it is proportionate to the customers’ needs and individualised to their circumstances.
  • To use professional judgement to draw up support plans and make representations to budget holder for funding.
  • To act as a key contact point for customers, drawing in support as required.
  • To develop and maintain constructive working relationships with service users, carers, families, colleagues, the public and wider community networks.
  • To deal positively with any tensions created by conflicts of interest or aspiration that may arise between the partners in care, always striving to work in a professional and competent manner.
  • To contribute to an environment of continuous learning, sharing good practice and working with colleagues to address obstacles to progress collaboratively.
  • To document cases accurately but ensure this is proportionate and only includes salient information.
  • To use professional skills to enable individuals and their personal networks to meet their desired outcomes.
  • To undertake risk assessments and develop positive risk management strategies as appropriate, including protection plans for those who require them.
  • To review support plans ensuring the service user is at the centre of the process.
  • To participate in the duty rota.
  • To act as lead Safeguarding Enquiry Officer.