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Qualified Social Worker - Mental Health Team

Qualified Social Worker - Mental Health Team

  • Location

    Somerset, England

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    Up to £33 per hour + Depending on Experience

  • Contact:

    Joe Hilton

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    about 1 month ago

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Qualified Social Worker - Somerset County Council - Mental Health Team - Up to £33ph

You will work with people and families to help them stay independent for longer in local communities. You will develop great knowledge of your local area and become an integral member of a Neighbourhood approach alongside Health and Social Care colleagues developing stronger resilient communities.

Become involved with Somerset's Intermediate Care Model working alongside Health and Social Care colleagues ensuring community solutions are a key part of an individual's care and support planning to meet identified outcomes.

You will have conversations with people to identify what they are worried about or what they want to achieve, what support they already have and what they need. You will advise them on the best local services and solutions to suit the person's needs. It is your role to encourage people to be independent, to help them grow their confidence and make the most of the support available in their local community.

Tasks will include:

  • Make ongoing assessments of allocated cases to reflect individual circumstances including assessment of risk, enabling independence and need to ensure that service users are protected from significant harm.
  • Responsible for a caseload of varying complexity, receiving and responding to referrals from various sources.
  • Statutory reviews and comply with appropriate legislation, policy and procedures.
  • Effectively manage people presenting in crisis needing a quick resolution, using relevant legislation and resources.
  • Prepare and present reports as necessary to facilitate proper decisions being made in respect of service users.
  • Provide information, written assessments, reports and statements to support other service professionals, managers and agencies in making decisions related to care.
  • Plan and agree service responses, resources, needs and support, developing realistic care plans to meet identified individual needs/circumstances. Negotiate the purchase of care provision where appropriate.
  • Participate in office/team duty rotas, responding effectively to referrals and enquiries as required.
  • Supervise the work of unqualified, vocationally qualified staff or students under the direction of the team manager.
  • Consider the need to make applications to the Court of Protection for service users who lack capacity.

Benefits of working with Remedy

  • A personal one-one service from your highly experienced dedicated consultant.
  • Top tier supplier to numerous local authorities throughout the UK giving us access to jobs before other agencies.
  • Referral bonus - up to £250* per person placed.
  • Option to be paid on either Wednesday or Friday.

*Terms & Conditions apply

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

Remedy Social Care is a REC 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.