Social Care Worker - SDS Officer

County Wide
£22,658 - £24,964 per annum
02 Aug 2017
17 Aug 2017
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Job Type
Social care
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Working Pattern

Warwickshire Mental Health services are provided under a Section 75 Agreement with Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust. We are seeking a dynamic individual to work within the Self Directed Support (SDS) Team to provide a quality Care and Support Planning service to our Adult Integrated Mental Health Team colleagues.

The Role

37.0 Hours per Week

The purpose of the role of the Social Care Worker is to work alongside colleagues including social workers, nurses, support workers and psychiatrists, to support the needs-led, person-centred holistic assessment of people with an 'appearance of need for care and support'.

The role of the Social Care Worker will be based within an Adult Integrated Mental Health Team which functions under the Mental Health Service Section 75 Agreement between Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust and Warwickshire County Council. Under the Section 75 Agreement, the Council Staff working within Mental Health Services are seconded over to the Trust but still remain as Warwickshire County Council employees and subject to the terms and conditions of employment of the council.

The Integrated Multi-Disciplinary Teams provide care and support to people suffering from mental ill-health or distress and who may be facing challenges in their lives. The team work to empower people to overcome their difficulties, with the goal of recovery and maintaining well-being at home or in the community

Key Requirements

A flair for working with people and an understanding of Mental Health would be an asset.

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 please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: Chris Rivett (Lead Practitioner) on 07881 826491 or Josh Sklar (Lead Practitioner) on 07717 891121

Closing Date: 15 August 2017

Interview Date: 1 September 2017

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Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

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Supporting documents
Job Description & Person Specification