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Experienced Adult Social Worker

Job details
Posting date: 10 June 2024
Salary: £35.00 to £35.00 per hour
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 10 July 2024
Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
Remote working: On-site only
Company: Ben Recruitment Ltd
Job type: Contract
Job reference: BRRQ1270945062024


Experienced Adult Social Worker

Job Purpose:
To contribute to the operational delivery of an effective Adult Social Care Service as part of an integrated team responsible for safeguarding, support planning and
promoting the wellbeing of adults with care and support needs continuously
improving outcomes.
To identify individual needs through assessment.
To plan and co-design individual support plans.
o ensure that regular monitoring and reviews of support plans are carried out.
To be responsible for social work provision including managing own caseload whilst managing the reputation of the Department and Council and complying with national and service procedures and guidance.

Main Areas of Responsibility:
1. Hold and effectively manage a complex and varied caseload with appropriate
supervision, guidance and support, reflecting the function of the team and
Adult Social Care in accordance with policy, procedures, guidance and
2. Undertake work within legislative frameworks including the preparation of
written reports, statements and representations to the judiciary at Court
hearings and applications to the Court of Protection.
3. Accountable for complex decision making and risk management in relation to
caseloads ensuring professional judgement, evidence-based tools, critical
reflection and analysis to inform this.
4. Communicate skilfully and confidently in complex or high-risk situations.
5. Attend and represent the department at a range of multi-disciplinary forums
and undertaking the role of Chair as required.
6. Undertake direct work with service users, carers and families in line with
interagency safeguarding adults’ policy and procedures.

7. To make appropriate assessment and act as care navigator for the individuals
presenting with eligible social care needs within appropriate time limits and in
collaboration with health and other agencies.
8. To plan relevant responses to meet individual needs in collaboration with
carers, advocates and representatives in consultation with health and other
9. To ensure the delivery within financial resources available of services to meet
assessed needs and outcomes.
10. To maintain an effective system for coordination, monitoring and reviewing
support plans and service standards, to identify gaps in service or unmet need
and advise line manager and commissioners.
11. To work jointly with Social Care Assessors by identifying appropriate tasks or
areas of work in agreement with team leader or community’s manager.
12. Social workers who hold an Approve Mental Health Professional (AMHP)
qualification to undertake appropriate duties specific to this role. In doing this
AMHP’s will work closely with acute, primary and community services. As
agreed with the post holder, to participate in the Out of Hours AMHP rota.
13. Social workers who are practice educators will facilitate regular student
14. Undertake capacity and best interests’ assessments.
15. Lead safeguarding enquiries ensuring completion within timescales and
outcomes recorded and shared with relevant parties.
16. Work co-operatively with colleagues and in partnership within the Council and
across multi - agency boundaries.
17. To work in partnership, or as part of, an integrated team of allied health
professionals (AHP).
18. Contribute to current practice expectations, identifying areas of poor practice
issues and taking appropriate action.
19. Model inclusive practice in relation to identity and diversity, challenging any
issues of concern.

Qualification and training
• Dip SW, BA or MA Social Work or equivalent / or due to receive qualification
within next 5 months following application.
• Social Work England registered or due to receive registration within the next 5
months following application.
• Applied knowledge of Community Care Legislation and subsequent guidance,
including Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Mental Health Act 1983.
• Experience of completing assessments and support plans and generating
these through information technology.
• Experience of providing assessment and care management services to a multi-
cultural population.

Hours Per Week: 35.00
Start Time: 08:30
End Time: 16:00
Pay Per Hour: £35.00
Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

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