Salary: £35,411 to £42,503 dependent on experience
Working Pattern: 37 hours per week
Contract Length: Permanent
Are you interested in being responsible for achieving positive change and improved outcomes for young people? As a Senior/Social Worker within a busy community team, your role will involve working with young people and / or adults from age 16 years and upwards (depending on which team you are part of) with lifelong disabilities, including physical and learning disability and autism. You will have a varied, complex caseload, undertaking high quality assessments and reviews including mental capacity act assessments, responding to safeguarding enquiries and provide an accountable social care service to those people who access or need the service.
WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED
Required experience and skills (These will be used as the shortlisting criteria)
1. Good assessment skills, including the ability to ensure regular reviews and risk management with a variety of individuals, carers or families.
2. Able to effectively prioritise work and meet deadlines.
3. Able to analyse and interpret complex situations and people-related information, prioritise needs and formulate plans for intervention and service provision.
4. Able to work in partnership with carers, colleagues and external agencies to deliver an effective service.
5. Highly developed communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both written and verbal format, to explain complicated information to others and to use negotiation and persuasion skills to encourage others to adopt a course of action they might otherwise not wish to take.
6. Able to recognise limits of own accountability and responsibility and seek appropriate support, advice and supervision.
Qualifications and/or experience:
* Degree in relevant professional or equivalent qualification e.g. Certificate of Qualification in Social Work or Diploma in Social Work.
* Completion of relevant post-qualifying training.
* Registration with the relevant professional registration body and responsibility for maintaining registration with that body.
* Advanced theoretical, practical and procedural knowledge of social work. Good, up-to-date working knowledge of legislation relevant to the specialist area of the post e.g. The Care Act and the Mental Capacity Act.
* Good understanding of the necessity of working with partnership agencies including health, housing, learning, statutory, voluntary and independent sector.
* Experience of forming effective working relationships within a multi-agency/ multidisciplinary setting.
* Valid, full driving licence.
* Experience of working in partnership with those who access or need the service and maintaining a focus on the needs of the individual whilst handling conflict and disagreement.
* Experience of effectively coaching and supervising others, acting as practice role model and promoting exemplary practice.
* Experience of managing levels of risk within a complex caseload.