Social Worker – Shared Lives

Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£25,481 - £33,782
19 Feb 2021
07 Mar 2021
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Shared Lives provides a range of placements for adults from all service user groups (Older People, Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities & Mental Health) in ordinary domestic households throughout Kirklees. Placements can be long term, short breaks (respite) or sessional. The service users placed have a range of needs, and we ensure that different cultural needs are catered for in the service provided, and that risks are managed appropriately. The team covers the whole locality, working in partnership with assessment and care management teams, transitions teams, Healthcare professionals, carers, service users and their families.

You will be responsible for the development of publicly promoting the scheme, the delivery of training to the prospective carers and the approval of carers, using appropriate social work methods, enquiry, values, skills and knowledge base to ensure their suitability for the scheme. You will work with carers around matching what they can offer to the needs of prospective service users, using a personalised approach to promote independence, wellbeing and control.

As part of your role you will need to produce written approval reports for consideration by the approval panel, in addition to verbal and written reports as required for case conferences and other audience areas as required. You will be expected to work effectively with a range of agencies to produce better outcomes for service users.

You must hold a Social Work England recognised professional Social Work Qualification and have evidence that you be registered with the SWE.

Travel is an essential part of this job and therefore it would be extremely difficult for you to do your job effectively if you did not use a car for all or most of the time. It is essential that you hold a full and valid driving licence and it is expected that you will either use a council vehicle or your own car.

Interviews will take place on Friday 12th March 2021.

Closing date  

07 March 2021, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

To apply for this job as a secondment you must be a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and have successfully completed your probation period.  

Applications for secondments will only be accepted if approved by your manager, you will be asked to confirm on your application form that you have the relevant permission.  

If you are refused permission to apply for a secondment please contact HR Recruitment to register the refusal.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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