Social Worker X 3 Adult Assessment Services (District teams)
Are you a qualified social worker who has experience of working in statutory social work setting?
Are you passionate about delivering excellent person-centred, strengths based practice?
Want to develop your expertise further? If so, then we would like to hear from you.
Our philosophy is to put excellent social work practice at the heart of everything we do and our team of dedicated and professional social workers are key to making this a reality by delivering excellent person-centred care and support to adults and their families and carers within Brighton & Hove. We are committed to delivering our strategy of creating better lives and stronger communities.
We believe our staff are our greatest asset which is why we will not only support you in your day-to-day practice but will also encourage you to further develop your professional practice so you can become the best you can be.
We are particularly proud of our unique learning and development pathway and the opportunities we provide for our staff to participate in innovative projects with our local Universities. We are also a proud partner of the South Coast Regional Centre for Social Work Education and through our membership of Care Knowledge, you will always be up-to-date with the latest research and new practice.
So, if you are a qualified social worker registered with the Social Work England who would thrive in an environment committed to professional excellence and which places social work at the forefront of new and developing models of care, then why not join us?
About the role
Social Work in Adult Social Care District Teams (older people and physical health services)
The adult social care district teams are undergoing an exciting period of transformation, delivering social work to people in a wide variety of circumstances. We encourage Social Workers in our district teams to grow knowledge and expertise in substance misuse, knowledge of older populations as well as social issues faced by people with physical disabilities or facing homelessness. Our district teams are testing new and innovative models of asset based practice to inform the development of social work across the whole service.
Our district teams ensure that vulnerable adults receive the right care in the right place at the right time. We strive to deliver the maximum independence and safety with the minimum intervention, building on people's strengths and supporting our service users and their carers to achieve the outcomes they want. These posts will support the delivery of our statutory duties under the Care Act and the development of integrated services with our health partners.
The successful candidate will:
• Be a qualified Social Worker with experience of working within a statutory social work setting.
• Be a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Best Interest Assessor or committed to undertaking this training.
• Be confident in their knowledge and experience of safeguarding vulnerable adults and the assessment of risk.
• Have experience of working in statutory Adult Social Care services.
• Have an understanding of the importance of information and advice in supporting people to maintain their own independence and wellbeing without recourse to long term publicly funded services.
Our vision is to promote the wellbeing of local people, supporting their independence and helping them stay safe and supporting informal carers. We are achieving this by fully embracing the principles and freedoms given by the Care Act. Our social workers use their creativity and innovation to work in a person centred way. We work to develop a truly partnership approach with citizens as active players in how support and care is delivered.
These are permanent contracted posts and applications are welcome from candidates who wish to work full-time or part-time
Interview date: w/c 2 March 2020
For an informal discussion, please contact Operations Manager - James Arrowsmith 01273 295821. Janet Holden 01273 294430 or Fiona Jupp 01273 292944.