Social Worker All Age Disability Team

Location Calderdale
Salary £22 - £25 per hour
The All Age Disability Team works with adults with a learning disabilities and physical disabilities.

Ensure that individuals remain at the heart of their work and empower vulnerable adults to make choices and to maintain their own autonomy wherever possible.

Ensure that the needs of family members, carers, groups and providers of care are understood and work with them towards ensuring that vulnerable adults receive the appropriate support (which is the least restrictive option) whilst recognising the need for intervention at times.

Ensure that vulnerable and/or disadvantaged people are supported appropriately; they will make decisions that are in accordance with relevant policy guidance. They will deploy the correct use of legislation aimed at maintaining the independence of vulnerable adults and assist them to maximising their own abilities and networks of support.

1. Ensure that assessments are accurate and that users are able to self direct the assessment process and make informed decisions.
2. Work as a Safeguarding Investigator with appropriate support and guidance from Team manager/Team Leader and Level3 Social Workers. Work with legal and procedural authority to protect vulnerable people at risk of abuse and neglect.
3. Ensure that all commissioning is undertaken that provides users with appropriate levels of support whilst further ensuring that the user and council receive best value for money and that services that are appropriate and take into account available resources.
4.Ensure effective crisis intervention work by drawing on a range of local knowledge and using professional experience to make decisions that uphold autonomy whilst recognizing the social work role for safe intervention.
5. Play a key role within a range of multi agency teams to ensure co-ordinated, appropriate assessments and support that remain person centered and enable users to maintain their independence, achieve their outcomes and play a valued and active part in the community wherever possible.
6. Use legislation, guidance and reflective social work practice to ensure that key concepts and theories in social work are utilized to ensure the best possible outcomes for vulnerable adults.
7. Undertake work through a duty rota as agreed through Line Management. Significant knowledge of Adult Social Care legislation and policy guidance and have an understanding of the principles, practice and provisions of community care A working knowledge of mental capacity legislation and be able to demonstrate this in practice