We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Social Worker to join our highly successful Hospital Discharge Team. The post holder will work within an established and committed multi professional statutory team and will have the experience/knowledge of managing Delayed Transfers of Care and providing supervision for staff who are undertaking assessments for people in acute or community hospitals who require assistance upon discharge, focusing on a “home first” basis and reablement opportunities to empower people to achieve all that they wish to achieve for a good life. You will be working alongside our colleagues in health and be able to develop a multi-agency seamless approach, whilst manging holding a small case load.
The team assesses- eligibility for Social Care services in line with the Care Act (2014), and involves meeting immediate need to manage risk to ensure people are not delayed in a hospital setting when they no longer require this. The Team provides a service for adults with a broad range of needs, predominately people with physical disabilities, older people and people with dementia and a small number of people with a learning disability. It also involves safeguarding and completing Carers Assessments, providing information, advice and support. If you like a fast pace of work with a high level of challenge along with a high level of support, this is the role for you, no two days are ever the same in this exciting role. You will be based at The Old Forge in Wokingham, and will have regular visits to the acute and community hospitals.
In return we can provide opportunities and the following benefits -
- stable, committed and supportive team
- a structured induction programme
- regular supervision
- good opportunities for training ensuring continuing professional development is maintained
You will need to be flexible and be able to prioritise and manage your time effectively. A car driver
is essential as we cover a rural as well as urban area and there is very limited public transport.
Please contact Jan Ledbrook, Team Manager for an informal discussion on 0118 9746892
Closing Date – 22nd October 2019
Interview Date - 7th November 2019
Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates for this role will be subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.
To apply, please follow the link to the online application form. CVs are not accepted.
Alternatively, please call 0118 974 6116 (answerphone outside office hours) quoting ref: 706169
Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.