Social Worker-Adults-Safeguarding

Location Worcester
Salary £28.00 - £30.50 per hour
Discipline
Note to supplying agencies: If your candidate is engaged by the County Council to undertake this assignment, please can you inform them that the organisation's job vacancies are available for them to view on the website: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/jobs   ** Please note that agency workers who apply will NOT be treated as 'internal applicants'. This means that they will NOT have their applications considered and processed alongside directly employed County Council staff where the post is advertised as being subject to restrictions**

• To work with adults, using a strength based approach, who have complex or fluctuating needs and require intensive support to reduce and manage those risks.
• To work in partnership and engage other professionals to ensure there is a multi-agency approach which enables the adult and/or their carer to live as independently
as possible.
• To meet statutory requirements including best practice in relation to the principles of the Care Act 2014 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Mental Health Act
1983.
• As an experienced social worker, it is a requirement to be autonomous in the application of relevant legislation, policy, procedures and social work theory.
• To support the professional and practice development of social care workers, newly qualified social workers and level 2 social workers within teams through reflective
practice, peer support, mentoring and ‘buddy’ system.
• To support and promote opportunities for students within the team, including shadowing.
• To identify and support adults and carers who may be at risk of abuse or neglect using Making Safeguarding Personal and complete section 42 enquiries as directed.
• The Social Worker may be expected, on occasions, to represent the Authority in court and also may be required to attend as a witness or give evidence.
• To represent the service, adults and carers’ views at a range of meetings and exchange information, make decisions and review progress.
• To carry out meaningful conversations which determine eligibility under the Care Act (2014).
• To engage with adults and their carers using a strengths-based approach to identify available resources to meet their needs (wherever possible).
• To build to excellent and effective relationships with other agencies and the local community to sign-post when appropriate.
• To develop creative support plans which focus on the outcomes of adults to promote their independence and ensure Care Act (2014) needs are met in a way which
helps to maximise this.