Social Worker-Integrated Discharge Team

Location Vale of Glamorgan
Salary £33.00 - £35.50 per hour
Social Worker - Integrated Discharge Team covering UHW
The Integrated Discharge Service (IDS) works closely with Health Professionals and Age Connects to provide discharge planning support to all citizens 65 years and over resident in the Vale of Glamorgan whilst they are in hospital.
The Team is based at University Hospital Llandough (UHL) and consists of Social Workers and Accommodation Discharge Co-ordinators who work in partnership with Health Professionals and Discharge Support Officers (Age Connects) to assist in planning and arranging the safe discharge of adults from the Princess of Wales Hospital, University Hospital of Wales (St David’s Hospital Cardiff), University Hospital Llandough and Barry Hospital.
The Social Work team provide a liaison between the hospital wards, citizens and their families to develop a Care and Support Plan that enables identified needs to be met and focuses on wellbeing outcomes being promoted in order to maintain safety, independence and quality of life when discharged from hospital. In order for this to be achieved social workers work as part of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) attending safe discharge planning meetings/best interest meetings/Continuing Health Care Meetings to facilitate safe timely discharge
The job description refers to the principal duties and responsibilities of the Post. It does not necessarily list in detail all the tasks required to carry out these duties and responsibilities.
• To undertake assessment of citizens in accordance with statutory duties under relevant legislation.
• To plan and commission services to enable adults with care & support needs and carers with support needs to overcome the barriers to achieving the personal outcomes and monitor and review the care plans through co-production with citizens and carers
• To work in partnership with citizens with care and support needs, carers with support needs and adults at risk to provide the best opportunities for people to live fulfilled lives in a way that matters to them.
• To negotiate and co-ordinate applications for resources and to work in partnership with internal and external partners both statutory and voluntary on behalf of citizens and carers
• To undertake case management responsibility for a specific caseload and prioritise workload demands appropriately.
• To maintain up to date electronic - case files and relevant documents, providing accurate records relating to performance management and other statistical data as required.
• To prepare for and participate in supervision and Personal Development Review (#Its About me) sessions with supervisor/ line manager, and identify personal development and training needs to maintain Registration with Social Care Wales.
• To undertake training to support continuing professional development to ensure that the Council is able to retain the provision of its statutory functions, including a willingness for staff to undertake further training to become Approved Mental Health Practitioners, or other more specific, senior roles.
• To supervise or mentor other staff or students where appropriate and offer input into training programmes and Team Practice Issues meetings where appropriate.
• To take part in office duty rotas and other activities associated with a multi-disciplinary team.
• Ensure compliance with the Council’s Financial Regulations, Standing Orders, Policies and Procedures
• To implement the principles of the Council’s Equal Opportunity Policy whilst carrying out the above duties
• To adhere to Health and Safety legislation / relevant Council policies and procedures and to take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and other persons who may be adversely affected by your acts / omissions.
• To implement the principles of the Council's Environment Policy while carrying out the above duties.
• To report without delay any safeguarding concerns to the appropriate safeguarding officer.
• Such other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the grade and in accordance with the general character of the job as may reasonably be required by the Chief Officer from time to time.
To attract Grade 8
• Newly qualified Social Workers, less than 2 years post qualified / practising experience
• Prepared to undertake studies to meet the registration requirements within the Social Care Wales CPEL framework
To attract Grade 9
• Social workers with over3 years practising work experience
• Working with more complex cases
• Supervising student Social Workers
• Provide Supervision, coaching and mentoring
• Practice Assessor
• To participate fully in professional supervision consistent with the Directorate Supervision Policy and Workload Management Policy
• Meet the requirements of the Social Worker Career Progression Framework