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Qualified Social Worker - Adults Duty Sutton

  • Location

    Sutton, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £30 - £32 per hour

  • Contact:

    Ben Holden

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  • Job ref:

    Ben - AD_1641546196

  • Published:

    14 days ago

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Experienced qualified Social worker required for a busy duty team in Central Sutton. You will be required to both hold a caseload (reduced due to duty requirement) as well as work on safeguarding duty on a rota basis, therefore safeguarding duty experience would be advantageous. The Team consists of Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Assessments Officers and Health care assistants. We are a small, busy but friendly 'First Response' Duty team, conducting initial Care Act complaint assessments, initial safeguarding enquiries, OT and other interventions using a strength based approach. As a social worker in the London Borough of Sutton your role will be to act as an officer of the Local Authority and execute statutory functions ensuring that individuals are safeguarded and supported to achieve positive outcomes. You will work in partnership with people, other professionals and agencies and intervene to safeguard individuals, promote social change, maximise independence and provide appropriate information and advice about third sector and universal services which support positive outcomes. You will have the ability to apply professional curiosity and use social work theories and knowledge to formulate and test hypotheses reaching a professional judgement and decision. You will produce a good standard of professional documentation relevant to your service area and be able to prioritise your workload and work within defined timescales. Principles of human rights and social justice are fundamental to the role and you will be required to be able to effectively balance the protection of individual rights against the need to use professional authority and accountability effectively to safeguard vulnerable individuals. You will uphold the profession and act a representative of the Local authority in a variety of forums. Representative accountabilities ? Deliver service activities and manage caseloads to ensure intended outcomes for customers and the Council are delivered within agreed service standards. ? Identify and implement improvements in own work area in order to deliver continuous service improvement and improved outcomes to customers. ? Liaise with customers to review service requirements and resolve problems. ? Keep up to date with changes in policy/legislation/contractual requirements in order to ensure service delivery is effective and complies with appropriate regulations.