Job Term: Permanent
Appointment Type: Full Time
Days of work: Monday - Friday
Hours per week: 37
Service Area: Adult Services
Place of Work: Currently working from home due to COVID-19 restrictions, usual place of work is County Hall, Beverley, HU17 9BA
An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a suitably qualified, energetic and resilient Social Worker, to be based in the Safeguarding Adults Team. The team covers the whole of the East Riding geographical area and the ability to meet the travel requirements of the post is essential, for which a mileage allowance can be claimed.
The successful applicant will demonstrate knowledge and experience in the management of, and effective practice in, complex safeguarding concerns and enquiries. This will include a multi-agency approach, working with people and carers to minimise the risk of harm and neglect, to adhere to the Making Safeguarding Personal principles. Working with people to determine outcomes of Section 42 Enquiries and to build and maintain individual, family and social networks. Working collaboratively with partners and agencies to safeguard vulnerable people.
Applicants must be a registered social worker with previous experience of working in 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.
You will also possess good IT skills and be expected to input data on the adult information database, which is essential in collating data for the performance agenda, as well as compiling a complete individual electronic social care record.
All new staff will receive a comprehensive induction, regular supervision, employee development reviews and training opportunities. The team currently operates between Monday and Friday, however a move to seven day working is under consideration.
For further information contact Kajal Joshi, Interim Team Manager or Bryony Kent, Senior Social Worker on 01482 396940
Closing date: 13th December 2020
Interview date: To be confirmed
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