Social Worker - young people adults Disabilites

Location West Sussex
Salary £36.00 - £38.50 per hour
As a Senior Social Worker within a busy community team, your role will involve working with young people and/or adults from 16 years and upwards (depending on which team you are part of) with lifelong disabilities, including physical and learning disability and autism. You will be responsible for achieving positive change and improved outcomes, managing a busy and varied caseload by providing a statutory accountable social care service to those people who access or need the service.
You will be undertaking high quality assessments and reviews including mental capacity act assessments, responding to safeguarding enquiries, working as part of a team and providing support to less experienced staff. You will be expected to work within organisational, policy and legislative requirements.
For this role you will be expected to demonstrate a high level of relevant theoretical Social Work concepts, practices and organisational knowledge relating to the provision of a professional Social Work service dealing with complex issues. With the ability to organise your own workload and the ability to support less experienced staff, you will be able to respond independently and creatively to unexpected problems and situations (with support of line manager for advice and guidance on serious problems). You will be able to take a person-centred approach, working with families whilst ensuring the voice, views and aspirations of the individuals are heard in assessments and support planning.
Using an evidence based, challenging and objective professional approach, you will have the ability and willingness to work flexibly and plan creatively to assist individuals and families ensuring best use is made of family and community resources whilst empathising and building up good and honest relationships with individuals, families and other partners, e.g. health and support providers, whilst following agreed processes accurately and in a timely way. You will be able to evidence Continuing Professional Development and maintain records of training in line with HCPC requirements and be able to meet the travel requirements of the post.