Social Worker (Adults)-Safeguarding

Location South Gloucestershire, England
Salary £28.20 - £30.80 per hour

* This is an essential role within Adult Social Care, where you will be responsible for carrying out the assessments needs and providing advice and guidance to our service users. You will liaise and work closely with contacts from different sectors, health and the voluntary sector, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, ensuring that communication is effective, and that knowledge and best practice are shared. * You will review and monitor care plans and the quality of service provision and respond to changes need. This includes, develop, and evaluate reablement programs as part of care packages ensuring that programs to support independence are implemented. * You will be responsible for managing your own caseloads or specific projects to ensure specialist inputs are obtained and effective outcomes achieved. * You will raise awareness of a range of care issues and their implications and carry out risk assessments and complete safe methods of work practice guides, in order to ensure that needs are assessed, and appropriate action is taken. Full clean driver’s licence and access to a car (or able to use another appropriate means of travel) to travel to a range of locations including home visits.

  • To manage a caseload as allocated.
  • To undertake assessments under the Community Care Act and other legislation, using a self directed support approach.
  • 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.
  • To work with individuals to assist them to assess risk and take decisions related to their ability to function in their community environment.
  • To lead Safeguarding Adults investigations using the local ‘No Secrets’ multi-agency policy and procedure
  • 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.
  • To take a lead in complex cases such as those with safeguarding issues, complex family dynamics, conflict and problematic situations.
  • To provide written reports for court proceedings, case conferences and other arenas.
  • To work with highly complex risk of all types, especially where there are capacity/best interest issues.
  • To engage actively with opportunities for inter-disciplinary relationships and partnership working and to encourage integrated ways of working wherever appropriate.
  • 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.
  • To provide practice guidance to unqualified or less experienced staff under the supervision of the Team Manager/Practice Consultant
  • To undertake, when appropriate the supervision of competency-based staff and/or students including learners from other agencies
  •  Through the supervision process ensure that Assistant Practitioners comply with the Department’s requirements to record and maintain quality information and data, including CareFirst.
  • 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.
  •  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.
  •  To encourage development of suitable resources and partnerships to benefit service users.
  • 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.
  • To familiarise partner colleagues with Department’s tasks and responsibilities.
  • To participate in inter-agency training where appropriate.
  • To undertake staff development and training as per the Team Plan and in line with Adult Social Services’ Continuing Professional Development strategy.
  • To undertake the necessary training to become a Practice Educator or an Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP) or a Best Interest Assessor (BIA).
  • 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.