Social Worker- Learning Disabilities

Location Lancashire
Salary £17.65 - £19.90 per hour
The purpose of this role:
To provide a strength based, outcome focussed assessment service to all adults across community and hospital settings.

Core tasks:
The post holder will be required to:
1. Provide a professional social work service demonstrating a thorough knowledge and application of statutory social care responsibilities and duties as outlined in national legislation and guidance and in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.
2. Contribute to service delivery that is strengths based and outcome focussed with an emphasis on promoting independence, enabling recovery and safeguarding adults.
3. Work collaboratively with other professionals and agencies to address complex needs and achieve the most ideal outcomes for individuals and their carers that supports their choice and independence.
4. To contribute to the provision of high-quality assessments and support plans for individuals, in consultation with the person and their carer.
5. To complete written reports and be prepared to effectively present information in a range of formats as required.

6. To work collaboratively with health colleagues to ensure safe and timely discharges from hospital to the most appropriate service and setting for the individual that actively supports their choice and independence.

7. To promote the creative and flexible use of personal budgets to appropriately meet the needs of those we support and their carers.

8. To communicate effectively with people, carers, other agencies and professionals to support the delivery of a co-ordinated response to needs.

9. To manage and effectively prioritise a caseload.

10. To keep accurate records in relation to the contact and work undertaken, using electronic record systems (Liquid Logic) and other relevant ICT systems.

11. To contribute to effective team working and to service development and to work with management to identify improvements that could be introduced to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Directorate.
12. To support and mentor newly qualified and/or less experienced staff and students.

13. To undertake continuous professional development including the completion of all mandatory e-learning and formal training as set out within the Adult Social Care Training Plan.
14. To maintain your own emotional resilience and professional wellbeing whilst developing practice competence and confidence.
15. To participate in a duty system which involves the need to work flexibly and respond to urgent situations where necessary.
16. To undertake additional duties as deemed appropriate by the team manager.

The post holder is expected to carry out their duties and responsibilities in accordance with the County Council’s Policies and Procedures and the Directorate’s Statement of Principles and Standards of Conduct.
This placement is due to start on the 1st March 2022, and is provisionally due to end on the 30th June 2022 but may be extended.