Senior Social Worker

£35,745 per annum
Bridlington and Driffield
Employment type
Full Time
Closing date
Job closes on 28 October
Job reference
Job reference: ADLT000686
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The job itself

Job Term: Permanent

Appointment Type: Full time

Days of work: Monday - Friday

Hours per week: 37

Service Area: Adult Services

Place of Work: Wold Community Wellbeing Team, Adult Social Care, West Garth, Driffield, YO25 6TP (Admin base)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a suitably qualified Social Worker to be part of the Enhanced Hospital Team. Your Admin base will be Wold Community Wellbeing team, however you will be part of the in reach Hospital Discharge team supporting Scarborough and Bridlington Hospitals. There is scope for Agile and home working with a good degree of flexibility in line with the needs of the service.

There is an expectation that this role will be to cover a 7 day service and that some weekend working will be a consideration for anyone applying for this role.

This is a fantastic opportunity for registered social workers to take a proactive role, expanding and developing their skills; and for newly qualified social workers to take the next step in their professional career within a well-established local authority.

The role of social worker will be to work as an autonomous professional, demonstrating expert and effective practice in complex situations. This will include working with people and carers through the assessment process to identify, build and maintain family and social networks, to support and enable people and carers to actively stay well and independent, in line with strength based approaches a key in promotion of independence, wellbeing and choice.

There is an expectation that you will have creative conversations with the people using services which focus on goal setting and outcomes. You must be a registered social worker with experience of adult social care settings. You must demonstrate a good knowledge of the Care Act 2014 and ability to work within the legislative framework of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and the Human Rights Act.  Knowledge of safeguarding vulnerable adults and working within safeguarding procedures is key to this role.

You must have excellent communication skills, the resilience to work under pressure and be flexible in your approach. Dependent on your experience, you will be required to undertake the formal supervision of unqualified staff.

This is an exciting time for adult social care which is going through transformational change which will inspire the future of the people we work with.

We welcome applications from both experienced and newly qualified social workers.

For further information please contact Marianne Swaine - 07790542873.

Closing date: 28th October 2020

Interview date: 5th November 2020

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