Social Worker - Stratford Older People Team

Location
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Salary
£29,577 - £34,728
Posted
06 Nov 2020
Closes
30 Nov 2020
Job Ref
RA0001657
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

We are looking for a qualified social worker (Level 3 Scale K Social Worker or Level 2 Scale J if you have substantial experience) to join the Stratford Older People Team. The opportunity to work flexibly and remotely is available with this role.

About us:

Our team provides support to older people (65 years and above) in the Stratford District. Our friendly team consists of qualified social workers and 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. We apply a strengths-based approach to our work with our customers and their families.

About the role:

Joining the Stratford Older Peoples Team, you will be part of a friendly and supportive team. Your role will require you to manage a caseload as well as undertaking duty on a rota basis. If you are appointed you will be working with customers, their families and unpaid carers in the Stratford District Council.

In this role you will undertake and record robust strengths and outcome based 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.

Key Requirements:

To be successful in this role, it is important that you have had experience as a qualified social worker in a previous role, preferably within Adult Social Care.  It is important that you have good analytical and communication skills both written and verbal. You will need to be able to work with customers strengths and identify creative and innovative ways to support customers to meet their outcomes. You will also be required to use your own initiative as well as work collaboratively with individuals, families, carers, communities, colleagues and other agencies. You must have experience of undertaking Mental Capacity Assessments. You must have the ability to work to tight deadlines, often under pressure; whilst maintaining your professionalism and emotional resilience at all times. You must also have good information technology (IT) skills.

Additional Information:

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 details please see the Job Description and Person Specification; Level 2  and Level 3

For further information about this role please contact Parmjit Nagi on parmjitnagi@warwickshire.gov.uk 

 

Closing date: 30th November 2020

To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.
 
Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.
 
You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application demonstrates that they meet the criteria for the post. This means the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.

Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff. Would particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from the BAME community, people with a disability and people from the LGBT+ Community.

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