Job descriptionWe need individuals to join our planned care community teams working in partnership with colleagues within our wider care group & a good knowledge of the services & community assets available to support & promote independence in the home environment is essential. The post holder will need to be a registered Social Worker or completing their final year of Social Work training, having responsibility for completing statutory assessments under the Care Act 2014 & Mental Capacity Act assessments & best interest decisions in line with the Mental Capacity Act 2022. The post will involve undertaking assessments, support planning, review & safeguarding enquiries of vulnerable adults using a strengths based approach & a focus on developing community based assets. You will be working in one of the largest integrated health and social care providers putting people at the heart of what we do, empowering people to improve care & wellbeing and delivering better health, better care in partnership. There is a strong emphasis on strength based practice, forging links within local communities to provide an outcome focused, person centred service as we move towards a meaningful integrated care system. The work is varied and challenging and there is strong ethos of adaptability and innovation in the teams. There is an emphasis on continued professional development and promotion of excellent practice and this is an ideal opportunity for career progression within an integrated organisation offering great progression pathways and training opportunities. There is a comprehensive Learning and development programme offering the opportunity to develop specialisms such as Practice Educator, Consultant Social Worker and AMHP and you will be enrolled in the Social Work Learning Academy on commencement of your role. For aspiring managers there is access to additional training opportunities and the potential to move to more senior roles as your career progresses. Due to the impact of Covid we have changed the way we work with more flexible and remote working and we are working to a hybrid model at present, with part-remote and flexible options available in line with our service needs. This gives our Social Workers a quiet Social Work Learning Academy (SWLA) On appointment, the post holder will be auto-enrolled in the SWLA and aligned to the appropriate British Association of Social Work Professional Capabilities Framework. The relevant SWLA stage (i.e. stage 1 (ASYE), 2 (Social Worker) or 3 (Advanced Social Worker) will also be agreed taking all prior Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and relevant experience into consideration. The post holder will be required to take responsibility for their own Continuous Professional Development.
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