Senior Social Worker (Ref: 2023_292)
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 37 per week
Are you an experienced Social Worker passionate about working with people to promote independence and dedicated to making a difference?
Do you have experience of supervising, maybe as a Practice Educator or Mentor?
You may already be a social work manager looking for a new role. We would love to hear from you!
About the role:
We have a full time Senior Social Worker position available on our Isle of Wight Initial Adult Social Care Contact (IASCC) Team Our IASCC team is the front door of Adult Social Care. The focus of this post will be to support the IASCC duty desk team, dealing with daily calls from the public, supporting people to remain as independent as possible in the community and preventing a need for more formal support.
We are doing this using a strength based initial screening tool to promote independence and collaborative working with people rather than using a dependency model approach. This links in with our "Care Close to Home Strategy" on the Island.
As a Senior Social Worker you will be overseeing the day to day operations and supervision of the adult social care staff in the IASCC team, whilst being supported by the Team Manager. You will be responsible for quality checking and auditing work completed by those you line manage and supervise.
As a Senior Social Worker, we understand the work you do on a daily basis and provide the support you need to make a difference to the people of the Isle of Wight.
To join us, you must:
Have a social work qualification and be SWE registered
Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment
Have experience of chairing meetings
Be able to demonstrate skills and experience of promoting a person centred and strengths-based approach
Have an excellent working knowledge of legislation used within Adult Social Care
Have a good knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding, including s.42 Enquiries and Making Safeguarding Personal
Be confident in decision making, whilst knowing when to seek support
Understand the importance of data in supporting staff, teams and wider service
Have the passion to promote people’s strengths and the ability to make a difference in a safe working approach to social work practice
Have proven ability to work as part of a team and capacity to lead a team that puts the strengths of individuals, families and community at the heart of care and wellbeing.
You will be required to take part in the Out of Hours Stand-by Duty Rota as and when requested by management. Standby and call out duties are paid in accordance with the IWC Terms and Conditions 2012 document.
Closing Date: 7th June 2023
Interview Date:16th June 2023
You will share our ambitions, passion and attitude to ensure the people we serve live the best lives possible. You will be a critical thinker who has competence and confidence in your practice.