Qualified Social Worker - Adults

Medicare First
£25 per hour
01 Sep 2017
28 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Duties/ Responsibilities:

To manage a caseload which includes vulnerable users and / or those with complex problems, taking action where necessary to protect the users and others in emergency situations.
To make appropriate assessments of individual's social care needs, within specified time limits and in collaboration with health and other relevant agencies, taking into consideration the wishes of individuals and their carers.
To plan relevant responses to meet individual needs in collaboration with relatives, carers, advocates and representatives, and in consultation with health and other agencies.
To secure the delivery, within the financial resources available, of services to meet assessed needs.
To maintain an effective system for co-ordinating, monitoring and reviewing care plans and service standards; to identify gaps in services and to advise the Line Manager accordingly.
To maintain a range of costed resource information accessible to users, carers and other colleagues.

Daily Activities:

oTo respond professionally to requests for assistance, taking sufficient basic information about the needs in question so as to be able to determine the level and type of assessment required.
oTo maintain up to date case records in line with national and local policies, practices and procedures and to write reports to a professional standard that inform Management.
oTo inform the Line Manager of specific needs which cannot be met due to unavailability of resources or because of inadequate financial provision.
oTo fulfil duties within budget limits laid down by the Council and departmental policy and to spend within the Financial Regulations and Standing Orders of the Council.
oTo ensure that adequate arrangements are made for monitoring cases where a care plan is in operation.
oTo review, in collaboration with users, carers and service providers, the progress of each care plan at regular, predetermined intervals in order to ensure that the care package remains relevant to changing needs.
oTo provide information and advice about social care and other related services available to adults.

Essential Requirements:

Degree in social work
3 years post qualifying experience
Driving licence and own vehicle
Previous experience with dealing with lots of cases
Outstanding people handling skills at all levels.

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