Advanced Social Worker

  • Temporary
  • Badminton Road
  • £28.14 £34.00 / Hour

BBS Recruitment is currently recruiting for an Advanced Social Worker in a temp position for our client in South Gloucestershire. The successful candidate should be a proactive and hardworking individual with prior experience within a role. Due to the nature of this role, we will only be accepting candidates who already are in possession of a valid DBS check.

To provide support and supervision to a range of professionals, contributing to the development of good practice or to coordinate a specific unit or service supporting individuals, to deliver high standards of personalised care services.

Key Responsibilities

To supervise and coordinate the work of professionals including allocation of caseloads or other caring staff giving guidance, advice, and feedback.  Ensure that clear organisation and direction is provided and that training needs are identified and met.

Carry out specialist assessments and casework, ensuring that these are precise and effective.

If relevant deliver and oversee programmes of work promoting enhancing existing service delivery patterns and developing new or innovative forms of service delivery.

If relevant: provide specialist advice and/or financial assessments to ensure a fully supportive service provision is provided to individuals.

Monitor service delivery through feedback and informal complaints, ensuring that complaints are processed and rectified, and that future service delivery is adjusted as appropriate.

Work in partnership with internal colleagues and externals contacts in other service areas   This will help to ensure that service objectives and priorities are met.

Directly manage a budget or make recommendations for significant budget spend, and indirectly influence the wider service budget ensuring that maximum value is delivered for the resources deployed.

Take necessary action in accordance with Safeguarding procedures to protect vulnerable people.

Present reports to Court/Tribunals and represent the Council’s interests ensuring the Council’s position is advocated.

Contacts and Relationships.

You will supervise professionals or other caring staff.

You will consult with senior managers about service and staff development.

You will build effective relationships with colleagues, internal and external customers. You will work in partnership with them, engaging, communicating with and influencing them.

You will provide specialist and clear advice to colleagues and service users including financial assessments where appropriate.

Work Planning, Procedures and Organisation.

You will coordinate and allocate a caseload ensuring delivery of effective care services.

You will be required to work flexibly and manage your own caseload as well as overseeing the caseload of others.

You will maintain a demonstrable understanding of the service and awareness of the environment in which it operates.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

·You will hold a professional qualification and where necessary a professional registration.

·You will have considerable relevant post qualifying, practical experience in similar service areas and/or to have achieved a relevant post qualifying award.

·You will demonstrate knowledge of relevant legislation, developments of social care policy, regulations, and codes of practice, systems, initiatives, processes, and procedures.

·You will have an ability to supervise others.

·You will have good relationship building skills, which may involve dealing with emotive situations.

·You will have financial experience or training to carry out associated financial assessments .If relevant: you will have experience of care assessment.

· You will have a good level of general IT skills and the ability to use, or be trained in the use of, appropriate specialist in-house software packages.

Problem Solving

There are varied, established procedures and standards in place to guide your thinking in how to resolve problems.

How you tackle different situations will be based on choosing the correct solution for the problem using your previous experience and knowledge.  Problems tend to fall within the boundaries of your own experiences. Solutions can be tested to see whether the answer is right or wrong within a fairly short timescale.

Supervision relating to problems is available.


Other Requirements

5 years reference

Enhanced DBS & barred list check (Child)

Driving Licence

Social Work England (SWE) Number

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