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Reablement Social Worker

  • Location: Solihull, England
  • Salary: £30 - £30 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Social Care is working with Solihull Council to recruit a Qualified Social Worker for their Reablement Adults Service.

Job Purpose:

To ensure the consistent and effective delivery of the Solihull Adult Social Care Offer ‘Our Offer to You’ to Solihull residents.

To work in a person-centred and strengths-based way with people with care and

support needs, carers and families to promote independence and wellbeing.

To prevent and delay future care needs whilst maximising a person’s own strengths and networks and ensure that public resources are used efficiently.

To primarily support those people or carers with high level / complex needs or who are in high risk situations


– To operate at all times within the professional ethics and disciplines of social work as described by the Social Work England Professional Standards.

– Engage and develop positive working relationships in order to effectively support people with care and support needs, and carers involving advocates and other professionals where appropriate.

– Undertake holistic strengths-based assessments and reviews of a person or carer’s outcomes.

– To actively work with residents and their carers to identify and promote their individual strengths, abilities and resources as a meaningful benefit to the outcomes they wish to achieve, thereby improving or maintaining their wellbeing.

– Apply the National Eligibility Criteria as defined in Care Act 2014 consistently and fairly ensuring that people understand the rationale behind decision making.

– Provide comprehensive sign posting, information and advice to promote the person’s independence and wellbeing, meeting their needs and outcomes.

– Facilitate the development of Care and Support plans (and Carers’ Support Plans) which are outcome focused, realistic and represent value for money, maximising the use of community resources and informal networks.

– Facilitate the provision of personal budgets by encouraging the use of Direct Payments or where appropriate arranging services.

– To identify and engage with risk positively to enable people to achieve their full potential to reach their chosen goals, participate fully in life and to enable people to take the risks they choose to achieve their chosen goals as safely as possible, subject to legal and ethical parameters.

– To facilitate the understanding and application of financial processes, such as financial assessments and top up arrangements, in line with operational policies and procedures.

– Identify, report and investigate safeguarding concerns in line with the Directorate’s policy and procedures.

– Respond to unexpected or difficult events in people’s lives promptly and effectively.

– Ensure that people’s records are accurate and recording is completed in a timely manner as per the Directorate policy and procedure.

– Ensure the effective prioritisation of work which balances the needs of people who have care and support needs and the expectations of the organisation.

– Work in line with relevant policy, procedures and legislation including the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and The Mental Health Act 1983.

– Participate effectively in supervision, performance and development reviews, team meetings, working groups and other organisational meetings as required, with a view to ensuring personal and organisational continuous improvement.

– Willingness to undertake development opportunities such as Best Interest Assessor, Approved Mental Health Practitioner and Practice Educator training and to utilise the learning from those opportunities in practice.

– To participate in the Council’s major disaster plan and processes as required.

– Depending on the specific Social Work role, the post holder will also need to fulfill further requirements. Examples include; Social Workers within mental health settings will need to be either acting as an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP), or willing and able to train to be an AMHP, and all Best Interests Assessors in the Deprivation of Liberties Safeguarding Team will need to be able to act as an Authoriser on behalf of the Supervisory body. These are examples only and a specialist function may be required in other teams and roles.

– Any other duties as and when required.

Applicant Requirements:

– Qualifications: Degree approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

– Experience: 2+ years working with adults as a qualified Social Worker in the UK.

Demonstrable experience of delivering person-centred working including assessments and reviews

Post qualification experience in social work

Demonstrable experience of working in a strengths-based manner which seeks to identify and maximize the individual’s strengths

to enable them to achieve their desired outcomes

Demonstrable experience of supporting people to take positive risks

– Compliance: Up to date HCPC registration and DBS.

– Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.

– Hours: 37 hours p/w.

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