Qualified Social Worker

  • Ensure service users and their carers receive timely and proportionate care management assessments of their needs, that identify the outcomes they wish to achieve.

  • Promote service user independence and recovery, including the promotion of Enablement and linking the service user to community based services that enhance personal wellbeing.

  • To work as part of multi agency teams providing seamless health and social care services.

  • Work with Support Planning Officers to ensure that service users and carers are involved in individualised and creative support planning, encouraging choice and control through the use of personal budgets, including Direct Payments as the default position

  • Work with Community Development Staff to help people access community based services.

  • Ensure that risk management and adult safeguarding procedures are adhered to in social work practice.

    Be aware of any potential children's safeguarding concerns and liaise as appropriate with Children's Social Care Services taking into account children's safeguarding procedures.

  • Carry out any assessments and service users reviews to a high standard in a timely manner in accordance with procedures reflecting the needs and outcomes of the service user and carer

  • Work with advocates and carers where the service user does not have mental capacity to achieve outcomes in his/her best interests.

  • Ensure the principles of the Mental Capacity Act are applied where appropriate.

  • Ensure that all relevant case work recording is made on appropriate electronic systems in an accurate and timely manner.

    To be responsible for update Service User and Carer information and identifying and rectifying missing or incorrect information.

  • Manage own work and use both professional supervision, and Performance Evaluation Scheme, as opportunities to seek advice and reflect on and develop practice

  • Base decision making on research/evidence in consultation with others.

  • Prepare reports as required.

  • Partnership Working/ Team Work

  • Promote joint working at a frontline level, working in a multi-disciplinary way with colleagues in other departments and in Health.

  • Attend team meetings and foster a positive team working environment

  • Take responsibility for own and other people's safety, by ensuring that team members and other staff are not knowingly exposed to the risk of violence

  • Alert line management to any situation of high risk which may attract negative public attention to the department.

  • General Duties

  • Adhere to legislation, guidance, procedure and policy - both in relation to

  • safeguarding vulnerable adults (and children where relevant) and as an employee of the


    Ensure services are delivered in accordance with Equal Opportunities

    and Environmental Policies.


    Undertake any other duties commensurate with the level of the post.

    Maintain and

    update own technical knowledge and continuous professional development.

  • Maintain registration with the HCPC.

  • Adhere to both the Code of Conduct and the HCPC's Code of Practice at all times.

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