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Social Worker or Resource Officer (Assessor)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/22706/30086
  • Published: Mon 16/01/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 12/02/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £32,037 - £41,213 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: St Leonards on Sea

Job introduction

Hours of work: 37 per week
Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: Sunday 12 February 2023

For an informal discussion, please contact Tracy Hickman Practice Manager 01424 724444.

About the role

Want to work in a team where you will be supported to be true to your Social Work values?

The Hastings and Rother Neighbourhood support team are looking for a qualified Social worker or a Resource Officer.  We are a friendly supportive team which works with adults across the whole of Hastings and Rother area. We are looking for a committed person who is able to work autonomously and as part of the team. We will provide a good level of support and supervision and promote your development as a qualified or unqualified worker. 

You will deal with a full range of cases of adults ranging from 18 to over 100 years old with a wide range of presenting needs.  The team is extremely hard working and dynamic and will welcome the right candidate and offer them numerous opportunities for career development.  The work is fast paced and always interesting with endless learning opportunities, no two days are the same!

The team have a strong person centred, needs led ethos and will expect you to have a solid commitment to anti discriminatory practice. 

The main purpose of your role is to assess people’s needs and associated risks, establishing their eligibility for services under the Community Care Act, an important part of the role includes assessing capacity under the Mental capacity Act so an understanding of this legislation is essential.  You will also undertake safeguarding vulnerable adults enquiries and will be supported in this task. You will be liaising and working closely with other teams and agencies using a multi disciplinary approach to inform your practice. The nature of referrals coming into the team will provide you with valuable experience of working with a wide variety of different client groups, which provides a good learning foundations for working in Adult Services. If you are a qualified Social worker you will be given the opportunity to qualify as a Best interests Assessor and complete your Practice Educator training so you can take an active role in other workers learning.  But whether you are Social work qualified or not here is a strong commitment in the team to facilitate and encourage ongoing professional development

We are looking for candidates who are flexible and adaptable, person centred, good team players, committed to ongoing professional development and who can evidence an ability to fulfil the primary tasks identified as part of the role as specified in the job description and listed below. 

  1. To undertake a range of tasks which could include investigation of adult safeguarding issues, carrying out assessments of need, analysis and planning, assessing and managing risk, commissioning support and reviewing, participating in court proceedings. 
  2. To identify and appropriately report children and adult safeguarding concerns, liaising with key agencies to gather information and acting as Investigating Officer as delegated. 
  3. To work with a range of legal interventions and departmental policies and procedures to support outcome-based planning for adults.
  4. To work directly with adults in need, carers, families and their communities to support people to make informed decisions and choices, empowering them to express needs and participate in the decision-making process.
  5. To work with partner agencies and adults in need and their carers and families to enable them to build networks of community support and maintain their independence for as long as possible. 
  6. To maintain good case recording and present reports to panels and in court as appropriate.
  7. To contribute to the learning of social work students, newly qualified social workers and other team members, for example through group supervisions and mentoring.

Application process

CV’s will be considered but candidates must demonstrate how they meet the essential criteria specified in the application form

Interviews will be scheduled within two weeks of the closing date.  We will aim to complete interviews face to face at Ocean House but a Teams interview can be considered if required

The Hastings and Rother Neighbourhood support team covers a large geographical area, you will be working with a wide range of client groups across the full spectrum of age, need, economic status, covering some more deprived urban areas to picturesque affluent rural locations.  Every person you meet is unique and you will find it is a privilege to participate in peoples’ journeys through life often at very significant points in their lives.

Additional information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.

Company information

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

  

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  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/22706/30086
  • Published: Mon 16/01/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 12/02/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £32,037 - £41,213 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: St Leonards on Sea

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