Social Workers, Older Peoples Services
The postholder will be required to work closely with older adults with care and support needs, carers, and other health and social care professionals, providing an assessment and care management service. The social work post will be based within Older Adults Services which covers intake function, case management , reviews and will involve working in partnership with colleagues and staff from other agencies.
The postholder will be required to comply with relevant legislation, including the Care Act, the Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act and Data Protection Act . Postholders will be expected to promote strength based social work, and support people to contribute to their community.
* A qualification in social work
* Current registration with HCPC
* Knowledge of assessment models, case management and reviewing processes.
* Understanding of a strength based approach to assessments and support.
* A high level of organisational skills
* Effective communication skills, including written and IT skills
* Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, problem solving and analytical skills
This role is based within a multi-disciplinary team, within Adult Social Care, part of the People Directorate. We aim to support people to live independent and fulfilling lives, free from harm or abuse. The successful candidates will be based at the Friargate headquarters which is a prestigious newly constructed office building, close to Coventry train station.Friargates houses a variety of services, and is occupied by around 1,800 staff working in an agile manner.
Week commencing 22/10/18
In return, we can offer an excellent pension scheme, childcare vouchers, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.
We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers
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This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.
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