Senior Social Worker
Management Grouping: Adult Social Care & Health
Team: Complex Care Teams
Do you want to work for an Adult Social Care Directorate that innovates to achieve positive change for its residents, and where you have an opportunity to stretch and grow?
If so, then Bexley is the place for you. At the London Borough of Bexley we are committed to embracing change and innovation where we offer staff:
• Exciting opportunities to be innovative and be part of the design and delivery of improvements for service delivery, such as:
o Discharge to Assess – a prototype model based on safely discharging patients from hospital to their own homes, with a multi-disciplinary assessment of the individual’s social care needs in their own at homes, which has been viewed as a positive improvement by the Department of Health
o Refresh is a team of complex care social care workers who have developed a strength’s based assessment to increase independence underpinned by the personalisation agenda.
o Learning Disability Transformation is a Co-production Programme where Bexley is working closely with service providers and their service users and carers to promote and develop the local offer to help increase personal choice and control
o Transition team who are improving partnership working with health, education and children’s social care are committed to ensuring that the voice, hopes and aspirations of the child is central to any planning and provision.
o Telecare development where innovation in equipment developments will help enable individuals to live independently, or be able to remain at home.
• Good workforce development with clear career pathways across a range of roles for qualified and unqualified social care staff. Innovative learning and development of staff.
We recently held a Hack Day which you can view on:
• Regular opportunities to meet with the Corporate Management Team and the Chief Executive, Gill Stewart, where the drivers for change are informed by a ‘ground upwards’ ethos where the workforce are instrumental to shaping change and improvements.
• A commitment to Health and Social Care Integration to provide a comprehensive service for residents.
We are currently planning a joint service with co-location and centralised management of integrated services. Joining Bexley now will give you the opportunity to contribute to the shaping and delivery of integrated services.
Our Social Workers within the Complex Care Teams help to provide services to vulnerable adults in our community. This includes older people and those with physical or learning disabilities or mental health problems, as we strive to help them achieve brighter, more positive futures.
As a Senior Social Worker you will be responsible for the supervision of some of the Social Workers and Social Care Assistants, who assess service user’s needs (and that of their carers) and devise creative, yet practical, packages that will enhance their quality of life.
You will ensure that staff assist them to gain access to relevant resources, whilst maintaining your statutory duties and documenting their progress meticulously – overseeing the monitoring and reviewing of their care plans as you go.
You will also undertake the role of Safeguarding Adults Manager in Safeguarding Adults at Risk investigations.
One of the seniors is also responsible for managing the Duty system within the team. A qualified HCPC registered Social Worker with substantial post - qualifying experience, you genuinely enjoy working with vulnerable adults and can demonstrate your capabilities against the Social Work Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF).
Flexible, approachable and adaptable towards service users and your colleagues alike, you are someone whose expert professional and legal knowledge is backed by a human touch.
You may also be a qualified Best Interests Assessor or Practice Educator or be prepared to complete training in at least one of these areas.
What we offer
• Opportunities for flexible working with excellent ICT facilities
• Our Choices Flexible Benefits Package includes lease car, and cash options to the value of £2,253 per annum (delete if not applicable)
• Career average revalued earnings pension scheme
• Performance related pay
• Up to 25 days annual leave (rising to 28 after 5 years’ service) plus bank holiday entitlement
• MyChoice Staff Benefit Scheme – Includes Childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes.
• Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
• Closing Date for your application: 10 May 2018
Please visit our website to find out more and apply. CVs will only be accepted if submitted with a completed application form
Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers.
The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements.
The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.