Experienced Social Worker

Posted 24 April 2024
Salary £30 - £31 per hour
Job type Contract
Discipline Social Care
Contact NameMikeala Osborn

Job description

Our client, Worcestershire County Council is looking for an Experienced Social Worker to join their Adult Neurodiversity Team.

The Adult Neurodiversity Team is an exciting new and developing team, consisting of social workers, social care workers and a housing officer. The team is supported by an Advanced Social work Practitioner and team manager. The team works with adults who have autism, ADHD, Learning difficulties and other associated conditions. We work under a strength based model to create personalised care plans which promote the independence, choice and well being of the individual.

The ideal candidate will have experience in assessments, reviews, capacity assessments and safeguarding

Main Activities & Responsibilities:

  • To work with vulnerable adults, using a strength-based approach, who have complex or fluctuating needs and require intensive support to reduce and manage those risks.
  • To work in partnership and engage other professionals to ensure there is a multi-agency approach which enables the adult and/or their carer to live as independently as possible.
  • To meet statutory requirements including best practice in relation to the principles of the Care Act 2014 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Mental Health Act 1983.
  • As an experienced social worker, it is a requirement to be autonomous in the application of relevant legislation, policy, procedures and social work theory.
  • To support the professional and practice development of social care workers, and newly qualified social workers through reflective practice, peer support, mentoring and 'buddy' system.
  • To support and promote opportunities for students within the team, including shadowing.
  • To identify and support adults and carers who may be at risk of abuse or neglect using Making Safeguarding Personal and complete section 42 enquiries as directed.
  • The Social Worker may be expected, on occasions, to represent the Authority in court and also may be required to attend as a witness or give evidence.
  • To represent the service, adults and carers' views at a range of meetings and exchange information, make decisions and review progress.
  • To carry out meaningful conversations which determine eligibility under the Care Act (2014).
  • To engage with adults and their carers using a strengths-based approach to identify available resources to meet their needs (wherever possible).
  • To build to excellent and effective relationships with other agencies and the local community to sign-post when appropriate.

Benefits of working with Remedy

  • A personal one-one service from your highly experienced dedicated consultant.
  • Top tier supplier across London giving us first access to jobs
  • Referral bonus - up to £250* per person placed.
  • Double payrolls each week.

*Terms & Conditions apply

You will be required to fully register with Remedy for all locum positions.

Remedy Social Care is a APSCo Standard agency and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the vulnerable. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS. Our objective is to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and ability regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. All applications will be accepted and reviewed solely on merit.