Experienced Social Worker
Croydon Council
Croydon, Surrey, United Kingdom
1d ago

The Team consists of Health and Wellbeing Assessors, Social Workers, Experienced Social Workers and Advanced Social Workers

In the context of developing our services to continue to meet the challenges of the Care Act 2014, the Croydon Council People Department is restructuring its services and we are currently looking for social workers at various levels to join our Locality Adult Social Care Teams.

We offer a supportive working environment for individuals to further develop their knowledge and practice within crisis intervention short term duty team.

Key Responsibilities :

To undertake Strength / Asset Based / Assessments and or reviews, sign post, respond to enquiries and to implement support packages where required to minimise the risks identified In line with the Car Act 2019 and Community Led Support.

Participate in the team duty rota to undertake over the phone risk assessments and at times to respond to a crisis situation and implement any support necessary to minimise the risks identified and ensure practice is underpinned by the principles of the Care Act 2014 and Community Led Support.

To triage safeguarding initial concerns raised, information gathering and participating in SAM discussions to make decisions as to whether concerns raised need a formal s.

42 or pass to care management.

Work in partnership with service users, carers and family members

Ensure a high standard of case recording

To carry out welfare checks in response to safeguarding concern being raised in an urgent situation.

Complete risk assessments and implement protection plans as required as part of crisis intervention role and responsibilities.

Undertake Mental Capacity Assessments when required

Complete referrals to Advocacy services

Complete Court reports as required and or attend Court.

Manage and prioritise own caseload

Multi-agency working

Tentative Interview Dates Mid October 2019

Working in Croydon

Applicants wishing to join our aspiring and progressive adult social care services team will have a commitment to team working and an enthusiasm for contributing to sharing ideas that support the development of all our services.

  • Candidates will demonstrate professionalism, creativity and drive in their approach to person centred practice and problem solving;
  • and an ability to work flexibly in response to a rapidly changing public service environment. Additionally the staff here at Croydon are friendly and supportive of their peers.

    The transport links are excellent.

    Applicants will demonstrate exceptionally strong social work practice skills and sound knowledge of key legislation and aspirations to extend their practice experience and skills.

    Candidates at this level will be expected to show evidence of completion of relevant post-qualification award(s), as well as capacity to take on some leadership and supervisory responsibilities around safeguarding triaging.

    Appointed applicants will share in supporting their Manager's leadership of the team to deliver progressive services and promote and maintain high standards of practice.

    In return we offer scope to our staff team to progress their career, develop their individual professional practice, analytical and creative skills, and a department wide commitment to realistic caseloads and through put.

    Croydon Adult Services operate a case load limit structure, designed to maintain viable workload and support output of work.

    This is supported by a Council wide programme of excellent learning, development and career progression opportunities, epitomised by our strong ASYE programme and commitment to post qualification training.

    Part time and flexible working applications are welcome.

    For further information and informal discussion please contact : (Sotira Nichols Team Manager Purley Locality)

    Sotira.Nichols croydon.gov.uk or phone and ask to speak to the Recruitment Team 02087266000

    Hours - 36 hours per week

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    Closing date 14th October 2019, (11.59pm)

    Equalities & Safeguarding Statement

    Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.

    As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.

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