Social Worker - Learning Disabilities (Adults)

Location Worcester
Salary £26.88 - £29.66 per hour
2x 37 hour posts for Experienced Social Workers with experience in working in a strength based manner with Learning Disabilities service users and carers, extensive knowledge of Mental Capacity, safeguarding, community DOLs and other statutory duties. Supportive teams with a focus on reflective practice and strength based approach to working with people. Flexible approach to working. • One based at Parkside (north) • One based at County Hall (South) • Initially the role is for 3 months with the potential for this to be further extended • Potential for mobile and flexible working we will also consider requests for compressed working. Timeline • Call to take place at 1pm on Tuesday 28th September • CV’s to be submitted by midday on Friday 1st October • Interviews to take place on Monday 4th October

• To work in partnership and engage other professionals to ensure there is a multi-agency approach which enables the adult and/or their carer to live as independently as possible. • To meet statutory requirements including best practice in relation to the principles of the Care Act 2014 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Mental Health Act 1983. • As an experienced social worker, it is a requirement to be autonomous in the application of relevant legislation, policy, procedures and social work theory. • To support the professional and practice development of social care workers, newly qualified social workers and level 2 social workers within teams through reflective practice, peer support, mentoring and ‘buddy’ system. • To support and promote opportunities for students within the team, including shadowing. • To identify and support adults and carers who may be at risk of abuse or neglect using Making Safeguarding Personal and complete section 42 enquiries as directed. • The Social Worker may be expected, on occasions, to represent the Authority in court and also may be required to attend as a witness or give evidence. • To represent the service, adults and carers’ views at a range of meetings and exchange information, make decisions and review progress. • To carry out meaningful conversations which determine eligibility under the Care Act (2014). • To engage with adults and their carers using a strengths-based approach to identify available resources to meet their needs (wherever possible). • To build to excellent and effective relationships with other agencies and the local community to sign-post when appropriate. • To develop creative support plans which focus on the outcomes of adults to promote their independence and ensure Care Act (2014) needs are met in a way which helps to maximise this. • To gather and analyse from a variety of sources that will provide an informed judgement for the decisions you make • To identify any potential deprivation of liberty and ensure the least restrictive means of care provision prior to instigating legal proceedings. • To promote the welfare of Children and discuss any safeguarding concerns with the Adult Safeguarding Team. • To consider eligibility for Continuing NHS Healthcare, completing CHC Checklists and referring on to request that a full Decision Support Tool is completed and contributing to this appropriate. • The Social Worker will undertake duty responsibilities in line with the requirements of the team. • The Social Worker must maintain accurate records in-line with the Adult Services’ Recording Policy • To prepare and participate in reflective practice and supervision • To make financial decisions within the boundaries of Adult Social Cares Devolved Decision Making Policy and seek support and authorisation for decisions above the level set • The Social Worker must meet the continuing professional development requirements of the professional regulator and keep abreast of legislative changes