Social Worker - Hospital Assessment Team Harlow

Working For Essex
03 Aug 2017
17 Aug 2017
Full Time
Social Worker - Hospital Assessment Team Harlow Salary from £27,500- £35,000 per annum on appointment with performance related progression up to £40,750 Permanent, Full Time Contract If shortlisted, interviews have been provisionally booked for 16th August This is your opportunity to be the Social Worker you want to be. You became a social worker to help change lives for the better. By following the Care Act and promoting Good Lives you can make a difference in changing the life for our vulnerable adults. It's about having the time to really get to know your service users and understand the issues they face, and the autonomy to deliver creatively tailored solutions. By assessing the individual's needs you can discuss options available to ensure the customer feels supported and valued. Adult Operations truly believe in their value statement "Helping People to Help Themselves by Making Personalisation Real". Our client has an award winning training academy to support with your continued learning which allows you to further your career whether that be into a more senior role or remain front line with additional learning opportunities of becoming a Practice Educator, Approved Mental Health Professional Specialist (AMPH) or Best Interest Assessor. We are currently in the process of reshaping Adult Operations. The proposed redesign is radical - and won't be without challenges - but we're confident our new structure will deliver a streamlined and professionally qualified function, with a strengthened management structure, aligned with NHS CCG localities and clusters to help drive health and social care integration. The West Quadrant As a large county, our operational delivery and budgets are devolved to four manageable quadrants that are the right size for us to offer cohesive, joined-up services without being overstretched geographically. The West Quadrant has a wide geographical area from Uttlesford, Harlow to Epping, covering vibrant commuter towns and peaceful villages. The quadrant also has a focus on performance, quality and excellent outcomes for service users. Hospital Assessment Team (HAT) We are a social work service based within a hospital, working with patients that are admitted to hospital, as well as their families and carers. Join us, and, together, we'll deliver social care as it should be. Here, you'll have the time to assess, plan and support service users to cope with social, emotional, economic and environmental problems. Ultimately, you'll share our focus to help service users to maintain their independence and to live as normal a life as possible in the community. This will mean working in partnership with health staff on social matters that may affect present and future health. You'll also have our full support in completing safeguarding investigations and continuing healthcare assessments. It's all about working as part of a multidisciplinary team, and you will draw upon domiciliary, day and residential services to support service users on discharge from hospital. Skills, Knowledge and Experience Diploma / Degree in Social Work HCPC registered Case load management in line with the Care Act Excellent organisation skills with the ability to manage your own time Ability to engage and influence with multiple agencies Passionate and driven to support your own continuing personal development (CPD) The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wide operational area including travelling around the county of Essex and beyond, transporting service users and their belongings and to be able to do so in an emergency. Driving licence and car or ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential. Working for Essex welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation. Working for Essex is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us.