Social Worker - Practitioner for Front Door

Location Barnet
Salary £33.00 - £35.00 per hour
Barnet Council’s Communities, Adults, and Health directorate is a friendly and supportive environment, where all staff are given the opportunity to develop their full potential, and training is available for agency staff. Have a free parking where available. Barnet has good public transport links that pass through our many green spaces and town centres
This role includes:
Supporting decision making and assessing risks at the front door. Implementing risk management plans where necessary.
Providing professional support via mentoring and supervision to staff within the team ensuring professional standards and best practice are always upheld.
Working alongside and when required deputising for the team manager to prompt an environment of a supportive team enabling them and yourself to work with individuals to promote and support independence choice and control with wellbeing at the heart of everything we do.
Support front line practitioners in conducting individual complex assessments and safeguarding enquiries using the appropriate tools and techniques in order to establish clear, relevant, proportionate, and appropriate options for the individual to meet their identified outcomes.
Working in partnership with adults, their families, carers and advocates, colleagues, external organisations to provide appropriate, professional social work support for vulnerable older people, adults with physical and sensory impairment or learning disability and carers
Conducting Mental Capacity Act assessments in line with statutory guidance and ensuring adults are provided with the opportunity to demonstrate capacity wherever possible.
Ensuring that the responsibility of safeguarding adults at risk is a fundamental element of this job and that the principles are embedded in all procedures, practices, professional advice, decisions and support.
To deliver our vision of strengths based social care we rely on working closely with our partners and importantly our competent, confident, creative, and caring workforce. We have supportive and visible leadership, and tools, processes, and investment in excellent learning and development that help staff to be happy, efficient and effective.
We have standards and expectations of all of our staff and leaders with everyone taking responsibility for high quality, effective practice and their own professional development, as well as enabling staff to talk about opportunities and concerns. We have modernised our way of working so that we can work in a mobile and flexible way.
This 36 hour a week role offers hybrid working with a mixture of office and home working although staff are welcome to be office based fulltime if they wish and can access free parking where available .
We can also arrange for agency staff to access Vivup, one of the country’s biggest staffing benefits providers. We offer over 1,500 retail, restaurant, and leisure discounts.