• Adult Services, Older Persons, Qualified Social Worker

Social Worker – Assessment & Enablement Team

  • Northampton
  • Temporary
  • 6 months ago
  • £35 Per Hour

Job Information

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    Category Adult Services, Older Persons, Qualified Social Worker
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    Posted On September 6, 2023

Job Description

Pixel Personnel are currently recruiting for experienced Social Workers to join an Adults Assessment & Enablement Service in Northampton. Excellent rates of pay on offer at £35 an hour (Umbrella Company rate) . This is a full time role based on 37 hours per week for an initial 3 month contract with possible extension beyond this. Immediate interviews available. Hybrid working on offer with visits being completed face to face.

The purpose of the role is To support customers, their families and carers to retain or regain independence. Carry out strength based assessments in accordance with the Care Act 2014, working in partnership with key providers in the community to enable service users to access local services.

  • Undertake clear and accurate assessments and reviews of an individual in line with statutory guidance and best practice. Provide appropriate responses in situations which may be ambiguous and/or difficult, and use analytical skills to influence and inform assessment, decision making and interventions to deliver outcomes that best meet the customer need.
  • Provide short term intervention plans for individuals as appropriate, ensuring individuals are supported and encouraged to access community support that is available, acquiring knowledge about different groups, races and cultures and needs which informs service delivery and understands the impact on customers.
  • Effectively assess and manage risk, for example safeguarding and take appropriate action when required including supporting safeguarding investigations under the direction of a manager, social worker or other lead professional.
  • Act as the lead professional providing support to enable the customer to achieve a reasonable degree of independence and autonomy, where a person is constrained by social or family circumstance.
  • Use a person centred approach, listening and developing creative and personalised solutions to assist people to manage their lives independently for as long as possible. Work in partnership to improve collaboration, co-ordination and support to achieve and meet customer needs.
  • Provide accurate, impartial information, support and guidance to customers and their families, including appropriate information relating to financial matters, ensuring any implementation of a support plan is within budgetary constraints.
  • Provide written and verbal reports, appropriate for legal purposes, which are concise, informative and based on evidence to support problem solving and resolution.
  • To manage own caseload, organise and plan work activities taking into account the need to prioritise tasks and responsibilities. To ensure assessments, reviews and support plans are undertaken and updated within an agreed timeframe.
  • To maintain case records where the information is concise, accurate and timely so that customers’ circumstances are accessible at all times.  To ensure continuity of provision, maintaining the customer and management information through the use of appropriate IT systems and in line with professional requirements and departmental recording methods.

Social Worker Requirements:

  • A professional qualification in social work
  • Previous experience of working with Adults aged 18+
  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • Registered social worker with Social Work England

Benefits of working with Pixel:

  • Your own dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • Recommend a friend scheme – Receive £300 per successful referral*
  • Secure your own role Scheme – Receive £350 for finding or bringing your own position to Pixel Personnel*
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities Pixel Personnel have available feel free to click the 'Apply' button below or contact the team on 01920 898 704 or email your CV to us at Mark@pixelpersonnel.co.uk