Adult Safeguarding Practitioner
- Location: South Shields, England
- Salary: £14.26 - £18.09 per hour
- Type: Temporary / Full Time
- Contact: Sam Boggis
Seven Resourcing are looking for a temporary Adult Safeguarding Practitioner to work in South Shields. This position is initially for a period of 3 months and is paying £14.26 (PAYE) – £18.09 (umbrella) per hour.
Safeguarding Practitioners empower individuals, their families, carers and communities to lead fulfilling, independent lives. Using our Let’s Talk Together strengths-based approach and Making Safeguarding Personal you will work collaboratively with people with social care needs to formulate support plans that maximise abilities, enabling individuals to make informed choices and work towards their identified goal.
You will contribute to the development, performance, quality assurance and continuous improvement of Adult and Integrated Care Services. Ensuring services are responsive to the local and national landscape and contribute to the Council’s aims and objectives within an overall framework that safeguards adults, promoting health, independence and wellbeing.
- To work alongside and in partnership with individuals, families and carers using a range of interpersonal and communication skills to comprehensively assess highly complex psychosocial need and risk, set objectives, develop care plans and deliver appropriate interventions.
To provide person centred assessment of need at a level of complexity appropriate to the role, such as multiple social or health needs, complex care and support arrangements, as allocated by your line manager and where requested.
To work with people in crisis, promoting, enabling and empowering individuals, families and carers through representation of rights; advocacy; nurturing strengths and capacities to make informed choices about highly complex life decisions.
To network and liaise with other professionals and external organisations to provide services to individuals, families and carers and to challenge and question when necessary in the best interests of the user.
Support people to receive support and treatment in the community rather than inpatient settings and to arrange effective discharge pathways, facilitating community connections, housing and discharge arrangements.
To use active listening skills, observation and communication to develop supportive and therapeutic relationships with adults, their families and informal networks, exploring their situation with them and looking together for ways to move forward.
Support and constructively challenge them to think about the social factors within their lives and help them establish their own goals for positive change, providing people with advice and the tools to achieve their aspirations.
Refer, liaise, consult and work effectively with all relevant agencies and other professionals in order to help meet identified needs, bridging the gap between health and social care.
- Qualifications: NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care (desirable, not essential).
- Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role.
- Compliance: Current DBS check and references covering the last 2 years,
- Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
- Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.
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