Social Worker - Adults - Standard

Location Lancashire, England
Salary £18.01 - £20.80 per hour

About the role – To provide an outcome focussed assessment service to adults in line with the Care Act 2014 and provide a professional social work service, including statutory and legal adult social care responsibilities to members of the public and/or their carers who require an assessment of their needs and carry out the assessment and take appropriate action including providing a time limited social work service. Contribute to service delivery that is person centred and outcome focussed with an emphasis on encouraging independence and enabling recovery. Work collaboratively with other professionals and agencies to address complex needs and achieve best outcomes for individuals and their carers/families. To instil, promote and maintain working relationships with all levels of management, employees and service users (including other Directorates of the County Council and external bodies) which fully reflect the Directorate’s Standards of Conduct and Statement of Principles. You will be expected to carry out your duties and responsibilities in accordance with the County Council’s Policies and Procedures and the Directorate’s Statement of Principles and Standards of Conduct. Key Accountabilities – To manage and prioritise an allocated and often complex workload. To ensure that the assessed social care needs of individuals are met within the requirements of legislation and available resources, focussing on the strengths of the individual and the promotion of independence. To co-ordinate a comprehensive holistic assessment of need and risk. Establish and review an initial support plan that is agreed with the service user, carer(s) and service providers. To undertake social care assessments, support planning and reviews in a timely manner. To ensure the provision of high quality services to individuals through creative support planning which identifies measurable outcomes for service users and carers. To utilise Liquid Logic (LAS) and other computer systems, for inputting assessment data; allocation and management of a caseload; recording of all contacts in relation to an allocated case; support plan and request the commissioning of appropriate services; refer to internal and external organisations; demonstrate availability for undertaking assessment/review visits. To be an active team member, participating in weekly Case Progression Meetings. To positively and actively contribute to reviewing the ways of working in order to continually improve the service delivered to individuals. To work in partnership with all internal and external professionals involved in assessment and service provision, through effective communication and consultation, to ensure a co-ordinated response to service users and carers. Skills and experience – Essential Qualifications - The successful applicant must hold a DipSW, CQSW or Social Work Degree and be registered with SW England. Essential Experience – Accepting referrals; Gathering information; Assessing the needs of individuals and their families. Working within a Social Services Directorate or other Statutory or Voluntary Agency; Working with a range of service users; Managing and prioritising a caseload; Working as a member of a team within a social care setting. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – Knowledge of legislation relating to adults social work practice. Experience in assessing and analysing need and risk and undertaking outcome focussed, measurable support planning with individuals. Organisational skills, able to prioritise and manage a case load and work independently under pressure. A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the principles underlying equal opportunities and diversification and a commitment to achieving these. Effective written and oral communication skills appropriate to the situation. A commitment to improving practice standards and personal competencies through continuous professional development and use of supervision and appraisal to improve personal performance. To have the ability to value diversity and work across cultures. Commitment to equality and diversity. Commitment to health and safety. This is an essential car user post and the post holder is expected to be able to drive and have a car at their disposal.