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Temporary 3 month Contract - Horsham
About the job:
In this exciting opportunity, you will provide an accountable statutory social work service to those people who access or need the service to include assessment, planning, reviewing and safeguarding enquiries. If you have worked as a Social Worker before and are looking for a new opportunity, read below to view more and hit apply today.
Act as a professional representative for the service by working with a focus on delivering services to those people who access or need the service, acting with integrity, professionalism and respect on behalf of the organisation, ensuring at all times that the needs and voice of individuals are paramount.
You will deliver a service and operate in accordance with the Social Work England Codes of Practice and remain responsible for maintaining appropriate registration with Social Work England.
Prepare and work with individuals, families, carers, groups and communities to assess their circumstances, needs and outcomes, implement creative packages of care drawing on a range of formal and informal or community based resources; evaluate and monitor progress against the outcomes the person wants to achieve considering best value support options.
Participate in a help desk/duty system and manage a caseload under regular supervision. Assess needs, risks and options considering legal and other requirements. Work effectively in partnership with other staff and voluntary agencies and gain a good understanding of all the relevant health, voluntary and private services in the area.
Report any allegation or suspicions of abuse or potential abuse of a vulnerable person to an immediate manager or supervisor. Act on reported concerns, formulate and implement appropriate safeguarding plans keeping the individual or representative involved throughout. Undertake Safeguarding enquiries where appropriate..
Use professional knowledge to negotiate with and on behalf of those people who access or need the service and with a wide range of providers and other professionals.
Ensure effective implementation of department policies and procedures in line with statutory responsibilities.
Maintain accurate records of all work undertaken and produce case reports and correspondence for a variety of audiences including meetings, conferences, court, panels and other agencies.
You will contribute to initiatives and development work as required.
You will develop effective working relationships and communicate effectively with those people who access or need the service, families, carers, colleagues and other professionals in order to deliver the appropriate interventions.
You will prepare for, attend, contribute and participate fully in monthly supervision.
Assist in supervision and mentoring of students where appropriate.
Ensure the best value use of resources, particularly when commissioning work. Be creative in identifying a wide range of resources in the community to support individuals and their carers or families.
Be responsible for small expenditures from an agreed budget when appropriate e.g.) making necessary purchases in relation to situations arising with people who access or need the service.
Be responsible for the care, accuracy, confidentiality, security and maintenance of all individuals' records and related manual and/or computerised information, including highly sensitive and confidential adult/child protection issues.
Support equality and diversity and respect individuals, carers and colleagues regardless of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic origin. Challenge oppressive practice and behaviour.
Any other reasonable duty assigned by your line manager.
Qualifications and/or experience:
- A Degree in Social Work or an equivalent qualification e.g. Certificate of Qualification in Social Work or Diploma in Social Work.
- Appropriately registered with Social Work England and responsible for maintaining registration.
- Good, up-to-date working knowledge of legislations relevant to the specialist area of the post e.g. Care Act, Mental Capacity Act etc
- Expectation to work towards and undertake post qualifying training in one or more specialised roles, i.e. AMHP, BIA and/or Practice Educator as part of continuous professional development
- Requirement for BIA qualified practitioners to contribute to BIA service delivery, AMHP qualified practitioners to contribute to AMHP service delivery
- Valid, full driving licence. Desirable
- Evidence of good assessment skills, including the ability to ensure regular reviews and risk management with a variety of individuals, carers or families.
- Experience of working in partnership with those who access or need the service and maintaining a focus on the needs and strengths of the individual, and the outcomes they want to achieve, whilst handling conflict and disagreement.
- Experience of forming effective working relationships within a multi-agency/multidisciplinary setting.
Monday - Friday full time 37 hours per week, can be over a four day period- 3 months initially working from home but having to commute around Sussex with occasional office visits in Horsham.
If you would like to be considered for the role and hear more details please contact Sophie at FPR Group's Chichester office.
FPR Group is acting as a Recruitment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Note: this is the location of the town or city the job is in and not the exact location of the employer.