Social Worker

Social Worker

Sefton Council
Full Time
Southport, England
Posted 8 days ago
Job description
Social Work - Queenscourt Hospice Part time, permanent - 14 hours per week An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Adult Social Care Service within Sefton Council for a Palliative Care Social Worker to be based in Queenscourt Hospice. Queenscourt Hospice is a local charity providing access to specialist palliative care and support that serves the people of West Lancashire and Southport & Formby. As a qualified social worker, you will be experienced in working across Health and Social care organisations, have good working knowledge and experience of NHS Continuing healthcare processes and hospital discharge. It would be an advantage to have experience in Palliative Care. You will be expected to contribute to the operational delivery of an effective family- focussed Palliative service as part of a Multidisciplinary team responsible for promoting the welfare of and outcomes for individuals and families. The role Within this role you will be completing assessments of social care needs and developing support plans for individuals; completing assessments for NHS Continuing Healthcare; providing welfare rights support; attending ward rounds and multi-disciplinary team meetings. You will be a contact for staff in relation to any safeguarding concerns about children or adults. You will be a motivated, committed and experienced social worker, with a range of skills and a desire to work in the palliative care field. You will be based at the Queenscourt Hospice, but will be employed by Sefton Council, and you will receive regular professional supervision and have access to a range of training and development opportunities. Who are we? Sefton is a diverse and exciting local authority that is on a journey of aspiration and ambition as it works towards delivering its exciting Sefton 2030 Vision. This journey is shared with our partners and communities as we strive to ensure Sefton is a confident and connected Borough. Sefton as a Place to Live and Work Boasting 22 miles of stunning coastline, Sefton is a leading coastal tourist destination with a flourishing visitor economy. Spanning the busy Port of Liverpool, the famous Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ installation, attractive beaches and dunes, to the resort town of Southport, the diversity of the Borough provides a unique mix of urban and natural setting. This is a diverse and exciting Borough where people can enjoy a great work-life balance. With excellent transport links, Sefton is well placed for accessing cities across the Northwest, including Liverpool, Manchester and areas such as the Wirral, Halton and Knowsley. This is an exciting time to come and work with us. We want to hear from people who possess drive and passion. We need committed Social Workers to support our development, improvement plans and outcomes for vulnerable adults in our community. Our Vision and Journey so far…. Sefton Adult Social Care have high aspirations for the service to work with our most vulnerable residents to complete excellent person-centred and high-quality assessments, the outcomes of which will positively impact on well-being and support people to live healthier lives. We are in the process of expanding our early intervention and prevention offer to our residents, using innovative approaches and the latest technological solutions. Sefton Adult Social Care have an ethos of coproducing and codesigning services with our residents and stakeholders to ensure they meet the needs of our service users whilst ensuring that we respect people’s dignity, rights, and choices. As a service we recognise the importance of increasing choice enabling people to have control over their lives, and we are committed to improving outcomes and maximising independence of our service users. Our offer to you To be part of an established, caring, and welcoming team Manageable caseloads Access to good quality, monthly, reflective supervision A comprehensive induction programme A wide variety of career progression routes bespoke to individual training and development needs as identified in annual PDRs 27 days annual leave (pro-rata) rising to 32 days after 5 years continual service plus 8 bank holidays Enhanced sick pay, maternity/adoption leave pay and maternity support leave schemes. Excellent pension scheme. Opportunities for agile/flexible working Access to our Professional Practice Forum Equal Opportunities Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview. How to apply Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert). Please fully complete the online application form.

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