Do you fancy trying a new approach to working with older people within a hospital acute setting?
The Hospital Social Care team is currently pioneering a new approach to front line working which focuses on customer strengths and promoting use of universal services.
You will be required to work with a variety of customers from 18 years and above who come into our acute and community hospitals. These include people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health, carers and their families and other professionals.
You will be required to undertake outcome focused assessments, support planning and reviews. Focusing on strengths, you will enable customers to identify outcomes, meet their full potential and maximise their independence. As a strong team player, you will be required to contribute to the development and promotion of the Hospital Teams, using imaginative, creative and innovative ways of meeting the support needs of adults and their carers.
The roles require applicants to be able to work under pressure within hospital setting and discharge customers promptly.
We have three hospital sites across Warwickshire County Council/Coventry. We are dedicated and supportive teams. We aim to respond quickly and efficiently in offering strengths-based assessments & providing support to customers and their carers within fast paced environment.
The teams have a mixture of staff skill sets and roles that include:
Social Care Workers
Age UK social prescribers
About The Role
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Our teams also operates county wide and has bases in South of the County- Warwick, North Warwickshire, Rugby and Bedworth and teams comprises of Social Care Practitioners and Social Workers.
Joining our established team, you'll be providing a social work service to a highly professional standard. Managing a caseload and travelling throughout the locality of North and South of Warwickshire depending with business need, you'll be working with older adults and their families and unpaid carers.
Undertaking and recording robust assessments and care and support planning will also be part of your role.
In addition, you'll be communicating with a wide variety of customers, communities, health partners and agencies as well as working on your own initiative, often in pressurised situations.
Team members are supported by their colleagues and Team Leaders who deliver regular supervision and day to day support. Staff also have access to regular training provided by Warwickshire County Council.
- Be able to work 5 days over 7 days, to support a streamline service and support timely discharges. The hospital teams currently work one weekend in a Month (4 weekly Rota). Candidates should be prepared to work weekends
- To work closely with the Multidisciplinary Health & Social Care team
To participate fully in the duties of the team, including team meetings and other meetings determined by the Team Leader and/or Operations Manager.
- You will have a dynamic approach and will embrace our new way of working (Strength based Approach).
- You will be used to making difficult decisions and can work to tight deadlines.
- You'll also have adult social care experience and good Information Technology (IT) skills.
- Hospital Social Care Experience will be desirable- practitioners should be willing to learn within a fast-paced environment.
- In Warwickshire, we use the Mosaic IT System.
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 about this role please contact hiring managers Tippy Khumalo 07717 851185 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 25th April 2021
Interview Date: 10th and 11th May 2021
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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.