An opportunity has become available for a Social Worker who has enthusiasm, energy, drive, and commitment to join the fast-paced Hospital Social Work Teams across West Sussex.
It is an exciting time to join West Sussex County Council as we continue to introduce new ways of working in the hospitals to respond to the needs of the adult population.
The aim is making a positive difference to the people of West Sussex. The Hospital Social Work Team work within the Discharge to Assess model, responding within timescales to assess people both in hospital and recently discharged from hospital, assisting them with arranging any care and support they may need in the longer term to maximise their independence.
About The Job
Salary: £32,020 to £38,296
Working pattern: 37 hours per week
Contract type: Permanent
Location: East Surrey Hospital, Redhill
We are looking for an experienced Social Worker candidate who can work collaboratively with individuals and effectively into the future, building on good partnership working with health colleagues in East Surrey Hospital, Redhill. Could this be you?
In West Sussex, we have a real focus on strengths-based approaches and community-led support; both yourself and the team will be working together to support people to regain their skills and independence following their hospital admission wherever possible. You will be completing: proportionate strengths-based conversations that enable maximum participation for the individual, planning, reviews, and safeguarding enquiries. You'll need to be able to manage conflicting and competing priorities while remaining resilient. You will be expected to work with complex cases and work within the timescales of the Discharge to Assess Model. You will also support the duty function on a rota basis.
Rewards and Benefits
For a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.
The reference number for this role is CAFHE04687.
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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, 5 years referencing and a health check.
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