Social Worker Mental Health

Location Worcester
Salary £35.00 - £37.00 per hour
• To work with adults, using a strength based approach, who have complex or fluctuating needs and require intensive support to reduce and manage those risks.
• 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.