Qualified Adults Social Worker
The work is varied, as Slough is multi ethic town and an excellent place to work
Facilitate proportionate holistic assessments (including where appropriate self assessments), working with the person, their carer/family and specialist professionals as necessary, in order to identify levels of need and outcomes required which will inform the appropriate level of associated resource to help the person optimise their independence and meet their support needs. 2. To maintain case records and to adhere to procedures and policies as defined by the Council and Department, and as required by statute, ensuring that all data meets the relevant and stated levels of accuracy, quality and timeliness required. 3. To ensure on-going work, care plans and care packages are reviewed in accordance with Departmental policies, contractual agreements and in liaison with appropriate colleagues, partner agencies and service providers. 4. To undertake investigations and prepare reports for panels, case conferences and courts as required with specific reference to Safeguarding procedures and quality of care requirements. 5. To attend and participate positively in team meetings to promote and integrate responses to service users and to provide value for money services. 6. Develop and maintain effective working relationships to ensure the smooth transition of clients through the system and that Directorate and client requirements are met and consistently delivered. 7. Ensure that clients are empowered throughout the assessment process and ensure they are at the centre of decision making in order that opportunities for choice and control over their support arrangements are optimised. 8. To attend supervision sessions as required and to follow guidance and advice given. 9. To provide cover for the work of other team members. Social Worker Page 2 of 4 11/10/10 10. Contribute to the development of new and existing practices, procedures and initiatives to assist the effective use of Directorate resources and help ensure governmental initiatives, guidance and legislation are appropriately reflected. 11. Liaise with the manager, if required, when monitoring and evaluating, in order to maintain high practice standards and enable continued development of professional skills that meet service requirements. Specific Features Social Worker role in the Hub: • Manage a varyingly complex and diverse Assessment and Enablement case load and promote enablement to ensure access to this service with a view to promoting independence and increasing levels of control a person has over their life. • Provide, as part of a rota, support to the Contact & Assessment Service by being based with the service to provide an oversight and quality assurance of assessment decisions and the allocation of resources as well as participating in the development of the Service’s staff. Specific Features of Social Worker role in the Long term Intervention and Support Team: • To ensure on-going work, care plans and care packages are reviewed in accordance with Departmental policies, contractual agreements and in liaison with appropriate colleagues, partner agencies and service providers. • Determine any issues relating to a client’s circumstances (including family and carer arrangements) to ensure that the relevant parties are involved and that the circumstances are reflected in conjunction with a client’s right to choice and control over how their needs and capabilities are reflected in their assessments and reviews. Specific Features of Social Worker role in Brokerage and Review • To undertake care plan reviews to ensure that the needs of service users are fully met through a personalised approach in a support plan that provides adequately for their wellbeing and safety as well as making effective use of available resources. • Determine any issues relating to a client’s circumstances (including family and carer arrangements) to ensure that the relevant parties are involved and that the circumstances are reflected in conjunction with a client’s right to choice and control over how their needs and capabilities are reflected in their assessments and reviews.