Social Worker Level 2
Do you fancy trying a new approach to working with older people within a hospital setting?
The Hospital Social Care team is currently pioneering a new approach to front line working which focuses on customer strengths and promoting use of universal services.
We have three hospital sites across Warwickshire County Council. We are dedicated and supportive teams. We aim to respond quickly and efficiently in offering strengths-based assessments & providing support to customers and their carers within fast paced environment.
The teams have a mixture of staff skill sets and roles that include:
Social Care Workers
Age UK social prescribers
About the role:
Joining our established team, you'll be providing a social work service to a highly professional standard. Managing a caseload and travelling throughout the locality of North and South of Warwickshire depending on business need, you'll be working with older adults and their families and unpaid carers.
Undertaking and recording robust assessments and care and support planning will also be part of your role.
In addition, you'll be communicating with a wide variety of customers, communities, health partners and agencies as well as working on your own initiative, often in pressurised situations.
Team members are supported by their colleagues and Team Leaders who deliver regular supervision and day to day support. Staff also have access to regular training provided by Warwickshire County Council
- To be successful in this role it's essential you have a professional Social Work qualification and are registered with Social Work England.
- Be able to work 5 days over 7 days, to support a streamline service and support timely discharges. The hospital teams currently work one weekend in a Month (4 weekly Rota). Candidates should be prepared to work weekends
- To work closely with the Multidisciplinary Health & Social Care team
To participate fully in the duties of the team, including team meetings and other meetings determined by the Team Leader and/or Operations Manager.
- Non-disabled applicants must be able to drive, have a full, valid driving licence and have a vehicle available for work. Disabled applicants must be able to travel in order to perform the functions of their role (with assistance where necessary).
- You will have a dynamic approach and will embrace our new way of working (Strength based Approach).
- You will be used to making difficult decisions and can work to tight deadlines.
- You'll also have adult social care experience and good Information Technology (IT) skills.
- Hospital Social Care Experience will be desirable- practitioners should be willing to learn within a fast-paced environment.
- In Warwickshire, we use the Mosaic IT System.
Social Worker – Rugby St Cross Hospital (3 posts), Warwick Community Hospital (2 posts), George Eliot Hospital (1 post).
This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
For further information about this role please contact hiring managers Liz McMahon 07880 470894 OR Kay Fitzpatrick 07717808404
Closing Date: 24th October 2021
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Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from global ethnic majorities (GEM), individuals with disabilities and men, who are currently under-represented within WCC within this service area. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.