Social Worker-Adults Safeguarding

Location Norfolk
Salary £18.08 - £20.80 per hour

1. To manage a caseload as allocated.
2. To undertake assessments under the Community Care Act and other legislation, using a self directed support approach.
3. To co-ordinate and monitor care packages and support (care) plans and undertake reviews to ascertain whether the desired outcomes are being achieved. This may include advocating on behalf of service users or carers.
4. To work with individuals to assist them to assess risk and take decisions related to their ability to function in their community environment.
5. To lead Safeguarding Adults investigations using the local ‘No Secrets’ multi-agency policy and procedure
6. To promote safeguarding awareness with service users and multi-disciplinary colleagues. Keep updated on current safeguarding guidance and practice and be vigilant in all activities.
7. To take a lead in complex cases such as those with safeguarding issues, complex family dynamics, conflict and problematic situations.
8. To provide written reports for court proceedings, case conferences and other arenas.
9. To work with highly complex risk of all types, especially where there are capacity/best interest issues.
10. To engage actively with opportunities for inter-disciplinary relationships and partnership working and to encourage integrated ways of working wherever appropriate.
11. To operate in accordance with NCC and departmental practice and guidance, including the maintenance of electronic social care records within CareFirst, and relevant departmental and corporate administrative procedures.
12. To provide practice guidance to unqualified or less experienced staff under the supervision of the Team Manager/Practice Consultant
13. To undertake, when appropriate the supervision of competency-based staff and/or students including learners from other agencies
14. Through the supervision process ensure that Assistant Practitioners comply with the Department’s requirements to record and maintain quality information and data, including CareFirst.
15. To ensure service delivery is geared to meet the service users and carers ethnic, religious, cultural and linguistic backgrounds and to challenge appropriately where this is not the case.
16. To maintain awareness of Departmental and other resources including specialist health resources and to be able to advocate for service users to access these appropriately.
17. To encourage development of suitable resources and partnerships to benefit service users.
18. To encourage, develop and maintain good working relationships with a whole range of partner agencies and maintaining a positive image of the Department in such settings.
19. To familiarise partner colleagues with Department’s tasks and responsibilities.
20. To participate in inter-agency training where appropriate.
21. To undertake staff development and training as per the Team Plan and in line with Adult Social Services’ Continuing Professional Development strategy.
22. To undertake the necessary training to become a Practice Educator or an Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP) or a Best Interest Assessor (BIA).
23. To ensure that services are provided in accordance with the departmental standards, equal of access, diversity and objectives of quality of assurance, are cost effective with due regard to Health & Safety requirements.