Social Care Practioner
Our team provides care to older people in the Warwick District. This is a large rural district so we endeavour to allocate work geographically to minimise time spent travelling. Our friendly team consists of 6 qualified social workers and 4 social care practitioners. Our goal is to provide care on an incremental basis to encourage older people to maintain their independence in the community for as long as possible.
Joining the Warwick Older Peoples Team you'll be providing a social care practitioner service to a professional standard. You will be managing a caseload and travelling primarily within the Warwick District. If you are appointed you will be working with customers, their families and unpaid carers in the Warwick District.
In this role you will undertake and record robust assessments, care and support plans and reviews. In addition, you’ll be communicating with a wide variety of customers, communities, partners and agencies as well as working on your own initiative, often in pressurised situations.
37.0 Hours per Week
To be successful in this role it’s important you have had experience working with adults and preferably in a social care capacity where you have delivered care to vulnerable adults. It’s also important you have analytical and communication skills both written and verbal and can work on your own initiative as well as collaboratively with individuals, families, carers, communities, colleagues and other agencies. You will have the ability to work to tight deadlines, often under pressure; whilst maintaining your composure and a professional stance. You will also have good Information Technology (IT) skills.
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: Liza Bennett 01926476699
Closing Date: 15th March 2018
Interview Date: 2nd April 2018
To apply for this vacancy please click on the ‘Apply’ button.
Our method of application is online, you will also be required to upload a supporting statement of how you meet the essential criteria.
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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.
We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.Supporting documents
Job Description & Person Specification