Seven Social Care are looking for a temporary Social Work Assistant to work within the Home to Decide Team in South Gloucestershire. This position is initially for a period of 3 months and is paying £14.59 (paid to you via an umbrella company).
You will help improve the quality of services provided to adults with care, working closely within a team of service coordinators, social workers, occupational therapists, commissioning officers, business support workers and rapid responders to ensure that agreed performance and quality standards are achieved across the team and that working practices meet statutory and local requirements that optimise outcomes for service users.
Assessments and reviews follow the promoting-independence approach adopted by the Department and meet the requirements of the Care Act 2014. Senior Practitioners within the team will allocate cases to the post holder, on the basis that they present as straightforward and/or occur frequently and are within the skill and experience of the post holder to undertake. The post holder will receive regular supervision from the senior practitioner and have access to advice and guidance from more senior staff on all case-work as required.
The post holder will be required to visit and interview service users and their families/carers, and undertake promoting independence assessments following the standard process. Where a service user’s needs are more complex, the post holder can seek advice from the senior practitioner and, where appropriate, the case will be supported by social work or occupational therapy colleagues within the team either through direct involvement or through the provision of guidance.
The post holder will work closely with Reablement and Home Care providers, community provision and other parties involved in supporting the service user to monitor progress and agree changes to the plan where required.
Using guidance provided by the department and other agencies, the post holder will be required to provide advice and guidance to service users and their carers on the use of personal budgets.
The post holder will act as key contact for cases allocated from point of allocation until either case closure or transfer to the long term team after the initial post-promoting-independence review, which is typically six weeks after referral. (Post holders within the long term teams will undertake case reviews as required using the same assessment process and approach.
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