Social Worker

BBS Recruitment is currently recruiting for a Social Worker in a temp position for our client in West Sussex. 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.

About the job

About the job You will work as part of a strong and dynamic social work service. In this role you will be required to undertake strengths-based assessments applying relevant legislation utilising social work skills and knowledge to develop and implement a plan of support, aimed at improving wellbeing and delivering outcomes for people as well as contributing to and developing skills in safeguarding.

Key Skills:

·Experience of working proactively as a member of the team to make an accurate strengths-based assessment of needs and negotiate and implement effective plans and outcomes (in line with relevant legislation), working  in    partnership with carers, colleagues, and a variety of external agencies to meet people’s outcomes.

·Experience of applying a risk enablement approach and using evidence-based practice.

·Experience of analysis and interpretation of people related information and data to prioritise needs and formulate plans for intervention and service provision.

·Experience of contributing to or undertaking safeguarding enquiries.

·Ability to provide informal supervision and develop the capabilities of less experienced social care practitioners, and to mentor and coach students and apprentices.

Job Description & Person Specification

·Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with a range of stakeholders to provide clear advice and guidance and interventions.

·Ability to recognise the limits of own accountability and responsibility, know when to seek appropriate support, advice, and supervision, and to prioritise and organise work and meet agreed performance expectations.

·Sound and accurate IT skills to ensure effective record keeping, compliant with data protection and respecting confidentiality.

Qualifications and/or experience:

• A Degree in Social Work or a recognised equivalent Social Work qualification, Diploma in Social Work.

• Registered with Social Work England Experience of undertaking assessments and social work intervention planning, implementation, and review by means of creative and pragmatic solutions.

• Experience of working in partnership with those who access the service and maintaining a focus on the needs and       strengths of the people, and the outcomes they want to achieve, whilst handling conflict and disagreement.

• Experience of managing risk within a risk enablement approach.

• Good, up-to-date working knowledge of relevant legislation e.g., Care Act (2014), Mental Capacity Act (2005) etc.

• Valid, full driving licence. Desirable

Key responsibilities

·Undertake strengths-based assessments/reviews and utilise Social Work skills in complex situations to provide forward thinking strategies and solutions that consider a variety of possible strength-based solutions, balancing risks, resources, and desired outcomes.

·Carry out risk assessments and undertake assessments under the relevant legislation.

·Ensure adults and children are safeguarded by identifying and escalating concerns where required, including carrying out adult safeguarding enquiries, ensuring that the values and principles of ‘making safeguarding personal’ are applied.

·Use professional knowledge to negotiate with and on behalf of people who access the service and with a wide range of providers and professionals.

·Evaluate and monitor progress against planned interventions, responding appropriately to changes in circumstances or where solution is not delivering the required results.

· Act as a professional representative for the service by working with a focus on delivering outcomes to those people who access the service, acting with integrity, professionalism, and respect on behalf of the organisation, ensuring at all times that the needs and voice of person is paramount.


Other requirements

5 Years References

Enhanced DBS & barred list check (Adult)

full driving licence.

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