Social Worker-Adults Safeguarding

Salary £22.01 - £24.50 per hour
Discipline
1.To ensure compliance with your responsibilities as laid out in the council’s equal
opportunity policy and take an active role in promoting equality and diversity and to
Harrow’s diverse community.
2. To ensure compliance with your responsibilities as laid out in the council’s health and
safety policy and take an active role in promoting a positive health and safety culture.
3. To promote and participate in the council’s investors in people (IIP) and individual
performance appraisal and development (IPAD) initiatives and information management
best practice e.g. use of secure e-mail systems
4. To ensure compliance with the council’s information security policies and maintain
confidentiality, including use of secure e-mail systems
Service Specific Duties/ Accountabilities
5. To provide a social work service to adults (including older people) with physical, sensory or
learning disabilities and their carers, (including those who are terminally ill) with a particular
focus on enquiries into allegations of significant harm (abuse). This includes working with
individuals and/or their families and multi disciplinary colleagues, providing practical
assistance, advice and information, working with community supports and liaison with other
agencies, seeking the help of other professionals as necessary
6. To assess, sometimes jointly with staff from other teams, service users’ and carers’ needs
including evaluating the level of risk, in accordance with agreed criteria and Departmental
policies
7. To attend Strategy Meetings and Case Conferences as required to discuss the assessed
needs of the service user in the context of allegations of abuse
8. To make recommendations for protection plans for service users who are the victims of
abuse and obtain authorisation from the relevant budget holder where required/appropriate
9. To maintain and take responsibility for effectively managing a personal workload in
consultation with the senior practitioner or Team Manager
10. To monitor and review protection plans when required
11. To ensure, along with colleagues in other parts of the department, that service users are at
the centre of the safeguarding adult’s process including clearly identifying what outcomes
they are seeking from the social work intervention (Making Safeguarding Personal)
12. To ensure that mental capacity assessments are carried out wherever required
13. To take responsibility for action in relation to the liberty or safety of service users in
emergency situations
14. To offer cover for other fieldworkers/team members at times of sickness or other absence,
providing whatever essential service is needed in an emergency
15. To accept work, including urgent work, from the Team Manager or any other person
delegated to act on their behalf
16. To participate in team meetings and plan and organise case conferences, planning
meetings and reviews as necessary
17. To liaise with staff throughout Social Services as well as other departments of the Local
Authority and to liaise with statutory, voluntary and independent organisations to ensure
that working relationships are maintained, developed and strengthened
18. To keep up-to-date records (using primarily the Framework-i system), in accordance with
the departments Recording Policy, prepare reports and comply with the administrative and
financial requirements of the Department
19. To ensure that Children’s Services are contacted if (in the course of the safeguarding
adult’s work) a child in the family is causing concern
20. To assist relevant managers in keeping with their allocated budgets and resources
21. To participate in the Department’s annual appraisal discussions and attend study days,
seminars, training courses, as identified through that process
22. To seek and accept managerial and professional supervision on a regular basis from
designated managers/supervisors within the department
23. To seek advice and guidance on matters that need resolution and report shortfalls in
services to line managers
24. To be aware of and implement statutory requirements and council and departmental policy,
practice and procedures in relation to professional, administrative and financial matters.
This includes knowledge of relevant Social Services legislation e.g. Care Act 2014; Mental
Capacity Act 2005, pan London safeguarding adults procedures and relevant government
policies
25. To ensure within the boundaries of confidentiality and good professional practice there is
the fullest co-operation with other agencies and that in all contact with service users and
their carers they are treated with respect
26. To ensure appropriate use is made of Information Technology systems and that they are
operated within Departmental policies and guidelines
27. To contribute to the development of Departmental Policy and Practice and to Departmental
research into the agency functioning and current service users need if required
28. To accompany/transport service users to appropriate venues where necessary
29. To contribute to the development of a team training strategy and participate in in-service
training
30. To offer advice to other works in the multi-disciplinary team where a social worker has a
particular level of skill or knowledge
31. To undertake any other duties that may be required commensurate with the general level of
responsibility of the post