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Senior Social Worker

Vacancy Id:
£37,890 - £39,880 per annum
Closing Date:
Benefits & Grade:
Grade M
Contract Details:
Contract Hours:
37 hours per week
The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check
Job Description:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and experienced practitioner in the integrated intermediate Care Team, based in Tithebarn House. The team is staffed by Social Workers, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Reablement Assessment Coordinators, Wellbeing Assistants and Therapy Assistants.

The team responds to requests for assessments of need relating to adults who appear to have a need for care and support for a variety of reasons. The main aims of the team are to:
-   Assess needs
-   Prevent the escalation of needs/risks and promote well-being
-   Minimise the impact of on-going needs upon the lives of those with long term conditions before referring onwards for support planning services
-   Delay the on-set of long term needs for formal support by promoting independence and working with people and their families to use community resources and informal networks effectively
-   The primary focus of this role is to support hospital discharges and to ensure the appropriate and timely exit planning of people receiving intermediate care services.

The successful applicant will report to the Team Manager and will be required to deputise in the absence of the Team Manager as and when required. In-depth knowledge of the Care Act 2014 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 is essential in order to ensure the work undertaken by the team complies with the law, promotes a preventative approach and prioritises the well-being and safety of clients and their families.

The post involves managing a reduced caseload of clients in addition to supervising and supporting team members.

The successful candidate will be skilled in problem-solving and will be required to contribute towards the development and implementation of new processes whilst supporting team members and colleagues to adapt to change. The role requires an ability to remain calm and focused whilst balancing a variety of demands.

In return, we offer flexible working arrangements, a generous leave entitlement, a supportive environment and a commitment to continuous professional development with regular supervision and annual appraisal.

Please ensure you refer to the Job Description and the essential and desirable criteria in the Person Specification when completing the Personal Statement on the application form, as this information is used to select candidates for interview.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Vicki Ingham, Integrated Intermediate Care Lead, on 01642 526403.

The application form is available in alternative formats from Xentrall Recruitment Services, tel: 01642 526992 or email [email protected]

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