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Social Worker - Baywide Social Care Team

Employer
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Paignton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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. Be a core member of a multi-disciplinary Baywide 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.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have specific responsibilities in the context of Safeguarding Adults from abuse or neglect and operating in a manner consistent with Human Rights legislation.

This includes initial information gathering within the Safeguarding Single Point of Contact (SPOC) to assist in establishing statutory duties in response to adult abuse concerns raised.

This will include for example, face to face visits, telephone, e-mail contacts to support informed decision making.

You could also be asked to move into other Baywide teams which may include Undertaking urgent response duty work.

To be a core member of a multi-disciplinary Baywide Social Care Team and contribute to the effective assessment and care planning with adults in the area of Torbay.

To undertake holistic social care assessments, in partnership with service users, families and carers.

You need to be able to 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. This may includes information gathering within the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) team.

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.

There are three Adult Social Care Community Teams within the Front-End Service and a Safeguarding Single Point of Contact Team (SPOC) team which has a primary focus on receiving and responding to safeguarding concerns.

These teams provide specialist social care interventions and work in an integrated way with health colleagues to ensure the delivery of high-quality care services for people living in Torbay. We are a motivated and caring team to both patients and colleagues.

The team is flexible and promotes a health work/home life balance. The applicant would be expected to move between teams as required.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Experience of working within Adult social care
  • Experience or understanding of working within mental health service provision
  • Understanding of mental health conditions and how mental health issues can impact on individuals, their families and carers
  • Requirement to visit mental health settings includingSecure Units, Acute Psychiatric Hospital, Residential Homes and supported living settings
  • Keyboard skills with appropriate adaptations/adjustments
  • Physical ability to carry out duties in the community with appropriate adaptations/adjustments
  • This role can be emotionally stressful support in terms of supervision or informal de-briefing is available
  • Ability to work within agreed timescales

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.

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Person Specification

Qualifications and training

Essential

  • Relevant professional Social Work qualification - Degree/Diploma Work, Certificate of Qualification in Social Work, Certificate in Social Services
  • oTraining in the protection of vulnerable adults


Desirable

  • Post Qualifying consolidation and commitment to post qualification training
  • oAMHP/BIA qualification


Knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Experience of working within Adult social care
  • Experience or understanding of working within mental health service provision
  • Understanding of mental health conditions and how mental health issues can impact on individuals, their families and carers
  • An understanding of the Mental Health Act/ Mental Capacity Act requirements
  • Sound understanding of Care Act 2014 and related code of practice
  • Understanding of recovery principles in Mental Health and strength-based approach
  • Skills in initial assessment and risk management of client's presenting to the service
  • Understanding of basic human needs, emotional social and physical
  • Commitment to anti-discriminatory practices and compliance with the Equal Opportunities Policy


Desirable

  • Experience of working within mental health services
  • Experience in working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of working with people with dual diagnosis


Specific Skills

Essential

  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to work to meet conflicting deadlines
  • Work well in team
  • Time management skills/ prioritising
  • Effective recording skills
  • Ability to be flexible, creative and use own initiative
  • Ability to work holistically with a variety of service users with lived experience of complex care needs


Desirable

  • Supervision skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • IT proficient
  • Group work skills


Requirements due to work environment and / or conditions

Essential

  • Requirement to visit mental health settings including Secure Units, Acute Psychiatric Hospital, Residential Homes and supported living settings
  • Requirement to visit people in community settings including visiting clients on their own homes where poor environment and home conditions can be a factor
  • Ability to be mobile across a geographical area


Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Baywide Social Care Team

Kings Ash House, Kings Ash Road

Paignton

TQ3 3XZ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

388-6094031-AHP-A

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