Social Worker - Baywide Social Care Team

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Care to join us in making a positive difference in people's lives, by working in partnership with service users, their carers and families. Social workers are professionals who aim to enhance overall well-being and help meet basic and complex needs of communities and people. Social workers work with many different populations and types of people, particularly focusing on those who are vulnerable, oppressed and living in poverty. Be a core member of a multi-disciplinary Bay wide Social Care Team and contribute to the effective assessment and discharge planning with working age adults in the area of Torbay and for Torbay residents in out of area hospitals in the region.

Our philosophy is 'together we can make things better', if this aligns with your ambition, passion and beliefs, we will welcome an application from you.

Main duties of the job

  • To undertake holistic social care assessments, in partnership with service users, families and carers, prepare care plans, commission services to ensure the most beneficial and cost-effective care packages are established, delivered, monitored and reviewed, and comply with all statutory requirements for Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust policies and guidelines.
  • To have clear responsibilities for the safeguarding of adults and children and for operating in a manner consistent with Human Rights legislation
  • To be compliant with and practice utilising social care legislation including Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2005

About us

Baywide Social Care Team are a small but supportive team who enjoy mentoring team members and students and are passionate about delivering quality care to patients. We are a motivated and caring team to both patients and colleagues. The team is flexible and promotes a health work/home life balance.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To plan and prioritise own work and caseload
  • The role involves managing a defined caseload and provide statutory Social Work service to our clients in the Torbay area
  • To complete Care Act assessments and subsequent care plans records in line with service policies and procedures , working in a strengths based and outcome focussed way
  • To contribute to professional development in mental health social care through forums and working groups, as and when required
  • To be accountable for using allocated Trust Equipment responsibly

Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.


Person Specification

Specific Skills


  • Experience of safeguarding adult processes
  • Experience of mental capacity assessment and development of best interest decision
  • Experience of hospital discharge pre-covid, during covid assessment, planning, information and advice


  • Experience of court of protection/ court work (family, coroner, or criminal court)
  • Experience of working with people around end of life care and discharge planning

Qualifications and training


  • Relevant professional Social Work qualification - Degree/Diploma Work, Certificate of Qualification in Social Work, Certificate in Social Services


  • Post Qualifying consolidation and commitment to post qualification training

Knowledge and experience


  • Knowledge/skills of safeguarding adult processes, Care Act & Mental Capacity Act
  • Ability to present as an excellent role model for good practice within the multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to provide information and advice around hospital discharge planning to include funding under covid, and also commissioned services in social care


  • Health and Safety in the workplace legislation
  • Ability to undertake risk assessments within all aspects of day to day work
  • Ability to act as a consultant on practice-based issues for other health and social care practitioners
  • Knowledge of Continuing Care/ Registered Nursing Care Contribution/ Direct Payments and Independent Living Fund
  • Knowledge of Intermediate Care/ End of Life Care

Requirements due to work environment/conditions


  • Ensuring the safety of less-experienced staff in these settings
  • Current registration with the Social Work England
  • Willingness to undertake information technology training when required
  • Willingness to work outside of office hours

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Baywide Social Care Team

Kings Ash House, Kings Ash Road



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