Social Worker -Adults-Safeguarding

Location Portsmouth
Salary £33.08 - £35.80 per hour
The successful candidate must be willing and able to work flexibly both from home and from main Civic Offices in Portsmouth as per the needs of the service.
The post is full time.

Candidate will be expected to attend an interview for the position.

What is the role?

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic qualified practitioner considering a new challenge within a multi-agency setting offering advice, guidance and support to a wide ranging workforce in relation to often complex, sensitive and emotive safeguarding concerns.

The post holder will work with a wide range of services and agencies including the police, community health teams, residential/nursing homes, domiciliary care agencies, acute hospitals, substance misuse services, homeless services, CCGs, CQC and local charities.

  Key responsibilities include;

  • Triaging adult safeguarding concerns line with the Care Act and the legal duties under Section 42 of the Act.  This involves information gathering; communicating with clients, families and any relevant agencies or carers, providing advice, formulating actions and appropriately delegating to other to make further enquiries where indicated.
  • To ensure decisions and outcomes are communicated and all relevant information is robustly documented and shared as appropriately.
  • The ability to work independently and manage a caseload which will include overseeing and leading ongoing enquiries; Section 42 enquiry reports, non-statutory enquiries and Multi Agency Risk Management (MARM) meetings.
  • The ability to work with complex practice issues creatively and innovatively ensuring that the client's wishes and outcomes are always sought. 
  • Contribution to the development of and, participation in the delivery of training, education and reflective learning sessions. To actively engage and facilitate learning for other professionals and students on placement who are shadowing the team.
  • Representing the Adult MASH at internal and external forums, meetings and case reviews as required.
  • Commitment to evidence based and critically reflective practice and discussion including evidence of Continual Professional Development.
  • The application of professional knowledge, skills, experience and initiative to demonstrate a clear understanding of safeguarding in line with the Pan Hampshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy and The Care Act.
  • Effective and proactive multi-disciplinary team working and networking within the Portsmouth MASH and across community organisations and agencies.