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Senior Social Worker Hospital Services

Job details
Posting date: 20 June 2024
Salary: £36,648 to £40,221 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 08 July 2024
Location: Grantham, Lincolnshire
Remote working: On-site only
Company: Lincolnshire County Council
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 22133


If you are an ambitious, diligent and hardworking social worker, interested in working within an organisation that is committed to providing an exceptional and integral service to the communities of Lincolnshire, where you can make a difference and develop your skills and experience level, then we REALLY want to hear from you.

About The Role

This is an exciting role working closely with mental health services to support our most vulnerable service users.

You would be working alongside;

Community social care teams,
Community Mental Health Teams,
Health colleagues,
Care providers,
The third sector

You will be tasked with delivering strengths-based support; to enable safe and timely discharges and working with customers to prevent hospital admission.

You will be supported to undertake strength based and person-centred assessments in line with the Care Act and Mental Capacity Act and you will support colleagues within Adult Social Care such as the safeguarding team to ensure the wellbeing of everyone you work with.

About You

It goes without saying that it is essential that you can show sound knowledge of relevant legislation underpinning statutory Adult Care Practice, Social Work theory and be able to demonstrate values that promote wellbeing, challenge oppression and discriminations and empower people to live well.

The post holder must hold a professional Social Work qualification e.g. DIPSW, CQSW, CETSW, CSS or BA Social Work and ensure that registration with Social Work England is maintained and renewed appropriately.

We’re Proud

We are PROUD of our Teams that have worked tirelessly alongside health colleagues before Covid, during Covid surges and today to ensure safe and timely discharges from hospital.

We are PROUD of the skills, knowledge, commitment, humour, morale and motivation of our excellent teams that advocate, support, promote independence and improve the quality of life of Lincolnshire residents, no matter which hospital they are being discharged from.

But most of all we are PROUD of our Teams diversity, differing cultures and ages. From those that join team quizzes, to the knitters, cake makers, crafters, runners and dog fanatics to the fund raisers, and so much more!

Our Offer To You

Our Social Workers receive excellent supervision, access to learning and development opportunities and protected time to support continuous professional development. Lincolnshire County Council is particularly committed to supporting social workers to access additional qualifications such as AMHP and Practice Educator.

Along with a competitive salary we are offering;

A Contributory pension
Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work
Flexible working policies
Career progression opportunities
A generous annual leave entitlement plus the option to buy more

Further details can be found in our rewards and benefits brochure

What Next

If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please contact; Rachael Powis via email

PLEASE NOTE: It is imperative that your covering letter clearly states why you have applied, how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role as set out in the Job Description (attached on LCC jobs Site) and what you feel you can bring to this role, the team and the wider County Council.

Applications Close on 08/07/2024 and interviews will be held on or after 17/07/2024.

Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check.

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for equal positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Fluency Duty
In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Proud member of the Disability Confident employer scheme

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About Disability Confident
A Disability Confident employer will generally offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined by the employer. It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. For more details please go to Disability Confident.