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Senior Social Worker

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Wollescote Hall, Wollescote, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY9 7JG
£40,221.00 to £43,421.00 per annum
Closing date
27 Nov 2023

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An excellent opportunity has arisen within the Assessment and Independence service for a Snr Social Worker working within the Living Independently Team North (Full time 37 hours).

The role

  • To work with vulnerable adults to assess their needs and develop support plans to achieve an optimum level of independence, enabling them to develop and maintain relationships and to be valued members of their community, using a strength - based approach .
  • This will be achieved by working in conjunction with other professionals and family members by putting the person at the heart of the planning process in ways that are inclusive, anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive.
  • To provide social work interventions aimed at safeguarding vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect and/or exploitation.
  • To ensure any safeguarding’s are investigated within a timely manner and for any risks to be managed effectively.

We can offer:-

  • Excellent management support
  • Manageable workloads
  • Regular supervision
  • Opportunities to develop skills and training
  • Flexible working conditions

Key requirements

Manage and monitor a workload of complex cases and organise work activities taking into account the need to prioritise tasks and responsibilities.

Ability to demonstrate understanding of Safeguarding under The Care Act 2014 and Making Safeguarding Personal.

Use the safeguarding procedures to investigate and manage risk where individuals have suffered or are likely to suffer significant harm. Understand forms of harm and their impact on people and demonstrate a thorough understanding of Dudley’s Safeguarding Procedures.

Undertake interviews, assessments, observations using appropriate frameworks and applying information-gathering skills to formulate plans to meet assessed needs consistent with the function of the team.

Select, use and review appropriate and timely social work interventions that are best suited to the person and their carer, including the design and costing of ‘person centred’ support plans.

Be responsible for the co-ordination, implementation and review of support plans and respond in a timely way to changes in circumstances.

Work in partnership with people who use services, their families, and a wide range of other stakeholders to ensure the provision of quality, innovative services.

Contribute to the development of community resources and have knowledge of local resources, groups and networks that may contribute to enhanced outcomes for people.

Make proactive use of supervision (in line with Dudley’s Supervision Policy) to critically reflect on practice, explore different approaches to your work, support your development across the nine capabilities and understand the boundaries of professional accountability policies and procedures and demonstrate a clear understanding of their practical usage.

Willing to undertake any necessary training/qualifications relevant to meet the requirements of the role within 12 months, i.e., Practice Educator 1 and 2 and Best Interest Assessor.

Record information in a timely, respectful and accurate manner. Write records and reports using required information management systems.

Share information consistently in ways that meet legal, ethical and agency requirements.

Comply with the Councils Financial Regulations and Standing Orders.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of the adults; therefore, the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.

NB: We reserve the right to close vacancies before the advertised date if a large number of applications have been received.

For further information please contact Muz Peano - 01384 815419 - or Delani Dube 01384 816603 

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About Dudley Council

It’s an incredibly exciting time to work in Dudley Council as we embark on numerous multi-million pound regeneration schemes which will be real game-changers for the borough. In addition to the exciting schemes such as the Midland Metro we also have the ongoing and very serious challenges of ensuring vulnerable people across the borough receive the services they deserve.

At Dudley Council we have a ‘one council’ ethos that builds an effective and dynamic organisation which grows the economy and creates jobs, creating a cleaner and greener place and supports stronger and safer communities.

We are rightly proud to be the historic capital of the Black Country and, working with our partners, Dudley Council is also committed to looking forward and helping to deliver our borough vision of ‘Forge a Future for all’

We ensure communities influence council decisions and are committed to delivering services in partnership with communities.  We provide flexible and responsive service in partnership and help communities help themselves.

In joining a local authority that serves 320,000 residents you will become an integral part of a council that:

• is ready to embrace change, providing an environment in which you will be encouraged to make your mark

• is aware of its key challenges and the need for a new energy to innovate the council, in order to find cost effective ways of delivering services

• has aligned its political and managerial leadership structures and is committed to protecting, securing and transforming the lives of children, families, the vulnerable and older people

• wants borough residents to have their say through our community forums

• dedicates time to meaningful consultation and listen to the views of our residents

• is working with the community to encourage active involvement of our residents

We want to leave a legacy of a better future for the borough that reflects Dudley borough’s potential and harnesses the ambitions of the people we serve. For more information see our Council Plan, Dudley Borough Vision for 2030, Forging a Future for All and key information about the borough and its communities at All about Dudley Borough

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Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Mary Stevens Park
West Midlands
United Kingdom

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