Job description

To provide a social work service that supports individuals and communities to achieve their potential.

To work in partnership with individuals to identify needs and to develop plans and responses which meet those needs.

To act on behalf of vulnerable individuals to safeguard their health and wellbeing.

Effectively manage a designated caseload to achieve the best outcomes for individuals, groups and communities.

Provide leadership and expertise to empower individuals, groups and communities to achieve identified change.

Build and sustain relationships with individuals and communities.

Represent the needs of vulnerable people

Work with individuals, their carers and their advocates, where appropriate, in the assessment of individuals needs and the provision of appropriate services/resources.

Work with individuals to identify the aims and objectives of proposed interventions.

Produce care plans with individuals and ensure their effective implementation.

Provide social work with homeless and potentially homeless persons/families.

Act as a Duty Officer.

Assist in the inductions of newly qualified social work employees.

Provide consultation to other social worker staff on a particular specialism.

Supervise and assess social worker students or trainees.

Record all work undertaken and prepare reports/assessments.

Accept responsibility, with the line manager, for reviewing work on caseloads at regular intervals. This would include closure and transfer of cases.

Ensure that the quality of service provided to and on behalf of individuals meets agreed quality standards.

Maintain effective contacts with all providers of care and other people responsible for relevant community resources.

Initiating, where necessary, multi-disciplinary meetings for the coordination of complex care arrangements including safeguarding.

Undertake financial assessment role, where required.

Seek to ensure income maximisation for people.

Understand and comply with all County Council policies and relevant legislation in the performance of the duties of the post.