Social Worker

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Adults, Housing & Health
Adults Social Care Operation
Social Care - Adults
Social Worker
Beckside Court, 286 Bradford Road, Batley, WF17 5PW
Grade 8 - 10
£25,481 - £33,782 (Appointment to grade 10, £31,346 - £33,782 is subject to assessment)

Working in Social Care is a challenging and rewarding job. With your help people can remain independent for longer and have choice and control. In Kirklees we aim to deliver high quality personalised services.

Do you feel that you can work to deliver the outcomes of personalisation?

The Older People’s Community Mental Health Teams undertake initial assessments, implement plans of care, diagnosis, reviews and safeguarding enquiries for vulnerable people and their carers in the community. Working with adults typically over the age of 65 with organic and/or functional mental health conditions. A high-quality strength based, and customer focused approach is expected to assist in minimising the distress experienced by service users to ensure holistic outcomes are achieved encompassing their mental/physical health and social care needs.

Awareness of working practices, mental health conditions, legal frameworks and change agendas affecting partners - in particular NHS, is essential.

You will be working with adults and carers to encourage Self-Directed support and Self-Assessment, making eligibility determinations as defined in the Care Act (2014), as well as safeguarding. Using outcome focused assessment and knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Mental Health Act (amended 2007) you will adopt a positive approach to risk.

You will work in a multi-disciplinary team alongside CPNs, OT’s, Health Care Workers, Psychology, AMHPS and medics providing advice and information as well as inputting into the CPA process.

There will be a strong focus upon your own personal professional development to enhance your skills and practice. Our aim is to develop confident and competent practitioners, thereby supporting better outcomes for people we work with and equipping you with real and transferable skills for the future.

You must hold a recognised Social Work Qualification and be registered with Social Work England regulator.

Travel is an essential part of this job and therefore it would be extremely difficult for you to do your job effectively if you did not use a car for all or most of the time.  It is essential that you hold a full and valid driving licence and it is expected that you will either use a council vehicle or your own car (exceptions can be made for disabled applicants).

28 February 2021, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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